JK Rowling ‘I Regret Hermione & Ron’

tumblr_me5uhy7cfp1rjlk49o1_500Emma Watson interviewed Harry Potter’s author JK Rowling, she revealed that she regrets putting Ron and Hermione together. Rowling says that she should have put Hermione and Harry together in the Harry Potter series instead of Hermione and Ron.

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.

I know, I’m sorry. I can hear the rage and fury it might cause some fans, but 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.’

Rowling also said that Ron and Hermione would have needed ‘relationship counseling.’ Emma didn’t seem shocked by these comments and agreed with her, ‘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.’

  • Sir Doctor of TARDIS

    i ship both couples!! what do i do?

  • Godney

    Nooo, i still want Harry and Luna together!!!… Harry and Hermione was too obvios so i was very happy Ron and her were together (i am not so happy they ended up together)

    • Queen Amanda Bynes

      Yes! Harry and Luna would have been perfect. I didn’t care for ginny tbh

      • Godney

        Yesss… Luna was made for Harry!..
        ew ginny. never liked her.

  • Marina And My Diamonds

    I did want Harry and Luna together like @Godney said but I also wanted Harry and Hermione together. I was fine with Ron and Hermione being together as well, I never thought of them being a wrong fit. Date? Yes. Marry? No.

    • Godney

      At first i wanted Harry and Hermione together…but then i felt it was going to be to easy on the movie.
      I feel the same way for ron and hermione… i screamed when they kissed! lol, but i wasnt so happy of them married and kids and stuff.

      • Marina And My Diamonds

        “screamed when they kissed!” LOL same.
        JK also wanted Hermione with Ron’s brother Fred. Harry and Ginny was forced in my opinion. JK was all over the place when it came to their love life.

        • Godney

          yessss -.- , i mean… harry and ginny? why why why why whyyy? no need for that!!
          Maybe she tried to pull off a “Monica – Chandler – Ross” kinda thing…

  • anonymous

    ‘whether Ron would have really been able to make her happy’


  • a

    i liked harry and ginny
    maybe hermione and draco MAYBE

    • Silver

      Hermoine and Draco would have been epic.

      • Queen Amanda Bynes

        I do think that Draco had a thing for hermione and that’s why he was so mean to her, to repress the feelings. But he called her a mud blood and that’s unforgivable so I don’t see it working lol

        • Silver

          True, he was unbelievably mean… Maybe if JK had toned down the verbal torture…

      • Astoria_Malfoy

        Their fanfiction is the best. Dramione fics are awesome.

        • Silver

          lol. I know… some of them get way out of hand though… ;)

          • Astoria_Malfoy

            My first fanfic ever was “Silencio” by Akashathekitty and it’s so awesome. For a while I wanted RonxLuna because she usually tells him how rude he is to his face, but then I changed to Luna and either Theo or Blaise.

    • Astoria_Malfoy

      Dramione fanfiction rules.

  • Misha Collins

    Noooo I love them together. Harry and Ginny on the other hand don’t belong together lol

  • Cici

    I actually loved how they all ended together! Harry & Ginny seem perfect, and I thought Ron & Hermione were absolutely adorable. I loved the ending.

    • Silver

      I can’t stand Ginny and imho I get how she now thinks Ron couldn’t possibly make Hermoine happy. But I also wouldn’t want Harry and Hermoine together.

      • Cici

        I don’t think Harry would have been able to keep Hermione happy either. I like Ginny, and I like them together. I agree Draco would have been awesome for her & a very interesting relationship.

        • Silver

          True. It would definitely be interesting, especially if he supposedly ‘changed’ after Voldys death.

  • laura

    I honestly hate that Ginny and Harry are together, she really annoys me.. But I think Hermione and Ron are absolutely adorable together.

    • Queen Amanda Bynes

      Lol I think everyone didnt like Ginny with Harry. It was really random in the movies. In the book Ginny was in more so it was less weird. I love Ron and hermione together as well

      • laura

        Yeah, in the books it was less weird but still I just can’t stand her. She’s just so icky.
        I must say though, as a little kid, I pictured Hermione and Harry together for a very long time haha

  • Now that she’s expressing her regret over the Hermione/Ron relationship, I wonder who Ron and Ginny would’ve ended up with.

    • Silver

      Ginny and a Slytherin. Ron and a Hufflepuff ;)

  • Queen Amanda Bynes

    Ron and hermione were perfect for each other, but there was also so chemistry between Harry and hermione as well.

  • Guest

    I don’t think Hermione should be with either of them. Ron and Hermione are just dysfunctional and Harry and Hermione would be enforcing the cliche that the main guy/hero always gets the girl. Honestly, I think it would’ve been better off if the three of them were just friends and stayed friends.

    Books are all about relationships now. I want to read a book about people who start out as just friends and stay just friends.

  • Astoria_Malfoy

    I don’t get Harmony. Like Hermione would need someone to challenge her intellectually,someone like Draco. They make the most epic of fanfiction pairings. I mean Dramione.org is quite awesome.

  • QUE

    I think JK is right. Hermione and Harry would have made more sense, and part of me kept wishing that some how they would’ve been together. The relationship with Ginny and Harry was just weird in my opinion and they barely evolved the relationship in the movie like they should have. It went from Ginny being Rons weird sister that stared at harry to all of the sudden they were kissing in the hallway, what?

    • Silver

      Its like she made a haste decision of not putting the hero and main girl together and then thought… ‘mmm, now who will Harry get?’… ‘Oh here you are Ginny, lets just throw you in and make it a full circle.’ And then suddenly there is a green monster in Harrys stomach. Or maybe Harry is actually gay and has feelings for Ron, but is too scared to show them so he gets the next best thing after Ron. (just kidding)

  • Redneckatheart

    I personally wanted Hermione and Draco together lol. I always felt he had a thing for her and I would have loved to see him pursue it.

    • in jesus name i pray amen

      …WUT? I was pretty certain she HATED him. I didnt think it was sexual tension, it seemed mainly like TENSION.

      • Redneckatheart

        Maybe just tension on her part, but I think it was a little more for Draco lol. You have to admit, that relationship would have been an awesome twist in the storyline.

  • in jesus name i pray amen

    You know what… I need to be an author, she should have thrown in a fucking plot twist and a love triangle.

    Ron likes Hermione. Hermione likes Harry. Harry likes Hermione. Hermione and Harry secretly date to not hurt Ron’s feelings. Ron finds out, becums mad & then hates Harry and becums evil. Voldemort’s & Ron are after harry! muaaaahahhaha Although, that sounds pretty predictable having thought about that entire plot in a matter of seconds.

    • Zaina777

      Really, I don’t think so because I think in the end Hermione would probably have chosen Harry seeing as he was the hero of the group and in comparison to Ron he had the upper hand with her. Also two boys liking the same girl would have been weird I feel like Ron should have got her because in the end Harry had everything else. I feel like it should have been Harry and and someone… Ginny wouldn’t have been my first choice for him and Hermione and Ron should be together. From the begininng Ron and Hermione started iff as kids who hated each other and evolved with that same notion but somehow developed real feelings for eachother that romance wise.

  • ISeeSparksFly

    Hell no. Haeeelll fucking no. Harry and Hermione were fine as platonic friends. There was no connection there.

    Ron and Hermione belong together. There’s no one else. End of story.

    • Cici

      Agreed. Ron needs a girl like Hermione to keep him in line & focused lol. A strong woman like his mother!

  • boystan

    i don’t care about harry potter. never have, never will.

  • Anonymous

    I feel like JK Rowling should just stop talking about it. She wrote seven more than magnificent books which millions of people read in a heart beat and she ended it, again magnificently. Now it’s over. So why seek for attention by bringing it up over and over again in some way? And why ruin a series that ended so epicly by the movie of a “side-book” a.k.a Fantastic Beasts? I feel like she did everything great up until the very last moment and now that it’s over she’s feeling like she has lost the spotlight or something, and now she’s making all the wrong moves…Maybe it’s just me, but I have to say, I’m a bit bitter about her lately.

  • BrokenArrow18

    I ship harry and Luna!

  • anon

    This is so annoying that she’s said this. Hermione and Ron ending up together was one of the most epic things that made the saga epic, they were PERFECT for each other from the very beginning, Ron being Hermione’s weakness and him admiring her and trying to protect her from everything but at the same time messing with her head, I think she really would have messed it up if she changed the plot and made Hermione end up with Harry instead, it would have been forced and just awkward since Harry and Hermione acted throughout the whole saga like brother and sister and it was perfect that way. She shouldn’t be saying this, Hp was flawless but if she should be regretting something then it was making Harry end up with Ginny instead of Luna, that was screwed up.

  • Emmatome

    As a kid, I wanted Harry and Hermione to end up together but that would have been way too obvious. So I kinda liked the fact that Ron got the girl. For once. It was a good thing to do. So I’m a little torn between the two.
    As for Harry and Ginny, I really don’t ship them together. But, hey, it’s the Queen’s choice, so…

  • yessssssssssssssssss

    YESSSSS I’ve done my waiting 12 years of it in azkaban!! but finally I’ve had satisfaction. It feels good, we forgive you Jo,

  • Madison Veer

    Ron always had so much respect for Hermione, saying we wouldn’t last a day without her to Harry ect. They were by each others bed when they were sick. Hermione grew to realize he was brilliant too. Book smart isn’t every thing.