Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
You’d think a character introduced five installments in a seven installment series would fly under the radar, or just be used as filler for content, but nothing could be further from the truth for Harry Potter fan favorite, Luna Lovegood. Her quirky attitude and quirky personality captured our hearts and put us under her spell, and even after all these years later, we’re still in love with her.
That she was reading The Quibbler upside down, educating Herimonie about the existence of Crumple-Horned Snorkacks, or trying to retrieve her lost shoes in the hallways of Hogwarts, she made us laugh, smile, or shake our heads (sometimes all three at the same time). And as Luna fans, it brought us great happiness to learn that, like the other members of the “big seven” (Harry, Ron Hermione, Ginny, Luna, Neville and Draco), she continued to find love. love after the events of The Deathly Hallows.
But if you think she married Neville Longbottom, think again.
While the film adaptation of the films gave us plenty of gas to ship Luna and Neville’s story, the two never married. Instead, JK Rowling told us in a live chat with Bloomsbury.com in 2007 that several years after the events of The Deathly Hallows, Luna became a very famous wizarding naturalist and married another naturalist, Rolf Scamander, the great-grandson of our very own Newt Scamander of fantastic beasts and where to find them.
This is probably nothing new to fans of the book series, as there was never any indication of a relationship between Neville and Luna, but if you remember the film version of the Battle of Hogwarts , Neville definitely gave up everything he was doing to go find Luna. and tell her he was crazy about her.
It’s a fan-fiction ship that we’re not completely upset with either. We can totally see the two come together. But as Luna Lovegood actress Evanna Lynch said, “I think Neville is probably a little too down to earth for Luna.”
Luna is free-spirited, relentless, and brave. Neville is down-to-earth, big-hearted and brave too. But perhaps instead of being the ingredients of a romantic partnership, they were the touchpoints of a lifelong friendship. After all, Harry and Ginny named their daughter after Luna – Lily Luna Poter. And they named Neville the godfather of their son, Albus. So even though our two favorite characters didn’t get married, they’re still friends, which is fine with us.