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Inside Emma Watson’s Academic Romance With Kieran Brown

The 'Harry Potter' star has been photographed with a new beau.
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As a child star, Emma Watson’s dating life has been subject of public scrutiny since she was old enough to date.

While the British actress has been linked to a few romantic interests over the years, she hasn’t been a fan of high-profile romances and has managed to keep her dating life relatively private.

Now, the Harry Potter star has been photographed with a new beau—her Oxford classmate, Kieran Brown.

Who is Emma Watson dating?
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Who is Kieran Brown?

Kieran Brown is currently studying with Emma Watson at Oxford University, where Watson is completing a Masters in creative writing.

In an interview with British Vogue in 2023, Watson shared her decision to return to study.

“Because I’m in a career that moves very quickly, the decision to take time to do these things felt like a very big decision,” she explained. “[Choosing] to go back and write and study and get behind the camera was terrifying for me because I’d never done it before. I had always been in front of the camera; I’d always been an actor.”

According to The Sun, Brown is completing a PhD in 19th century literature and economics at the university.

“Emma is studying creative writing, and his thesis is all about literary theory—so they have a lot to talk about. She looks so loved up with Kieran,” a source told the publication.

Who Else Has Emma Watson Dated?

Watson split from her ex-boyfriend, Brandon Green last year. Brandon is the son of business tycoon, Sir Phillip Green.

While she has been linked to businessman Leo Robinton, actor Chord Overstreet, Silicon Valley businessman William “Mack” Knight, Oxford University rugby star Matt Janney and Oxford classmate Will Adamowicz, Watson has also spoken openly about being single.

In 2019, she referred to herself as ‘self-partnered’ during an interview with British Vogue.

In 2023, Watson spoke about the comment and said it wasn’t “necessarily about me celebrating being single. Getting to the point when I was 30, I was realizing, ‘Oh, maybe I’ve figured out some things about how to care for myself better—maybe quite well, actually.’ And taking pride in that.”

In the 2019 interview, Watson shared how dating apps weren’t “on the cards” for her.

“Dating apps are not on the cards for me.” I’m very lucky in the sense that because I went to university and because I’ve done these other things outside of film, my friends are really good at setting me up. Really good. And what’s really nice is some of my best friends are people I got set up on a date with and it didn’t work out.”

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