Emma Watson and Boyfriend William 'Mack' Knight Have Split
This was Emma Watson’s first reported relationship since her “horrendous” split from ex-boyfriend Matthew Janney in December 2014
News of the pair’s relationship first broke in early 2016. According to The Sun, the Harry Potter alum spent a weeklong romantic getaway with Knight, relaxing at popular vacation spot Big Sur, in California. There, they took full advantage of the amenities, going on scenic hikes and soaking up the sunshine at luxurious hotel Post Ranch Inn.
In October 2015, the two were seen leaving the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City after catching the hit Broadway production Hamilton. The two looked comfortable and casual as they walked out of the theater, with Watson wearing black jeans and a white shirt, while Knight sported a pair of blue jeans and a sweater.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Knight is a Princeton graduate who also attended Columbia Business School in Manhattan. He’s spent many years working at Medallia Professional Services, which specializes in customer feedback and where he is currently a senior manager.
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“I want to be consistent: I can’t talk about my boyfriend in an interview and then expect people not to take paparazzi pictures of me walking around outside my home. You can’t have it both ways,” she says. “I’ve noticed, in Hollywood, who you’re dating gets tied up into your film promotion and becomes part of the performance and the circus. I would hate anyone that I were with to feel like they were in any way part of a show or an act.”
This was Watson’s first reported relationship since her “horrendous” split from ex-boyfriend Matthew Janney in December 2014.
“I felt really uncomfortable,” she told Vogue U.K. of being single. “Even before my relationship ended, I went on a silent retreat, because I really wanted to figure out how to be at home with myself.”