Incredibly, next month will mark the 20th anniversary of when Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone hit our screens.
The eight-part film franchise has been the launching pad for dozens of young actors, and not just for mainstars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.
As you can imagine, the setting was a great place to form friendships and relationships. Somehow, the paparazzi failed to find out that two of the film’s co-stars had been dating for years – and no one knew.
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Evanna Lynch and Robbie Jarvis aren’t the show’s most famous actors.
Hailing from a small town in Ireland, Evanna played the kind but eccentric Ravenclaw Luna Lovegood in four of the films, making her first appearance in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – and later becoming an integral part of the main cast. . .
Meanwhile, Somerset’s Robbie Jarvis played a more minor role, portraying the younger version of Harry’s father, James Potter, also in the fifth film.
They started dating in 2007, but didn’t make it official until eight years later. In fact, they waited until 2015 to go public with their relationship, reports Oh! MyMag. It must be Harry Potter’s best kept secret.
The couple broke up almost five years ago in late 2016, after being in a relationship for nine years.
But on both of their Instagram accounts, they’re still seen together in pictures every now and then, which suggests they’re still friends.
Last year Robbie posted a photo of Evanna on a boat in a river, saying, “The happiest of birthdays for someone who is always happy to see ducklings!”
She replied: “Thank you brother !!! Haha no really thank you!”
So it seems like things are still friendly between the two.
At the premiere of Fantastic Beasts in New York , Evanna Lynch told US Weekly that they are “still friends.”
Evanna now lives in London, you might even spot her one day on the tube.
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Evanna and Robbie weren’t the only actors getting close on set.
Bonnie Wright, who played Harry Potter’s bride-to-be Ginny Weasley, and Jamie Campbell Bower, who played a young Gellert Grindelwald, began a romance on the set of Deathly Hallows Part 1. Jamie was also well known. for playing Caius in the Twilight saga.
They were engaged to marry in 2011, but couldn’t make it last, eventually parting ways a year later.
Elsewhere, Harry Potter cast Emma Thompson (Professor Trelawney), Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) and Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart) were involved in a heartbreaking love triangle before appearing in the films. Fortunately, they never had to appear in any scenes together.
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