J.K. Rowling Admits Hermione Didn’t Belong With Ron

By February 2, 2014

Is life imitating fan fiction? Fans have long lamented the romantic pairing of Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter books, wondering why ‘The One who Lived” didn’t end up with brainy hottie Hermione. Now it looks like author J.K. Rowling herself is admitting that maybe it wasn’t the best choice. Cue internet Muggles everywhere saying “I told you so!”

In an interview with Potter star Emma Watson for Wonderland Magazine (via CNN), Rowling says she has a smidge of regret regarding her decision to pair up Hermione and Ron. Here’s what she had to say:

“If I’m absolutely honest, distance has given me perspective on that. It was a choice I made for very personal reasons, not for reasons of credibility. Am I breaking people’s hearts by saying this? I hope not.I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment. That’s how it was conceived, really. For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione ended up with Ron.”

Even Watson seemed on board with the idea, saying in the interview:

“I think there are fans out there who know that too and who wonder whether Ron would have really been able to make her happy.”

Poor Ron! Can’t he have one thing that Harry can’t?

What do you think about J.K.’s revelation? Let us know in the comments!

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Desi Jedeikin is a Los Angeles based writer and performer. She has appeared in numerous sketch comedy/improv shows at venues in L.A., including the Groundlings Theater, Comedy Central Stage, and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, where she played Squeaky Fromme in the infamous alternative comedy show Comedy Death Ray. Unfinished projects include a memoir and a musical based on the life and death of JonBenet Ramsey. She has lots of other brilliant ideas she might complete. She really just needs more encouragement. You can follow Desi on Twitter: @Desijedeikin Here: truecrimejunkie.com And here too: xoJane.com She likes being followed.
  • Jessica Raison

    Well, I don`t have any problem with that. I still love Harry Potter!

  • garykscruggs

    NO NO! I totally ship Ron & Hermione!

  • dulceoster534

    I love that Hermione and Ron got together and Harry and Ginny got together, I mean if there was no Ginny than I would see Harry and Hermione. And I used to think Harry and Hermione would be together but, nope!!

  • Kristin T Medina

    And she’s telling us now?!