I am SOOOO excited for this letter you guys! SO EXCITED! Today we are talking about LOVE! And I will try my hardest not to just post all the pictures in the whole world from Pinterest. No promises though….
There are many different love pairings in Harry Potter. Some that are supported in the books, some specifically for the movies, and then some that are brought about by the fandom (and let me tell you! The fandom’s love pairings take the cake for being the best!)
Of course, there are the love pairings that everyone knows about. Ron and Hermione, Ginny and Harry. JK Rowling wrote that she almost out Hermione and Harry together – which in my opinion, would have been a much better match than Ron and Hermione.
Bill and Fleur, Lupin and Tonks, Viktor and Hermione, Lily and Snape, Lily and James, are all pairings that are supported in the books and movies.
I personally love that Lupin and Tonks are together. He’s “too old and broken” for her, but she still loves him anyway. Just like how I feel about Ralph Fiennes…. *cue girly sigh*
JK has let a few things slip about other love pairings: Dumbledore and Grindelwald were lovers. Which upset a small selection of the fandom because they refused to think that Dumbledore could be a gay character.
For those who have only watched the movies, you might be wondering about Neville and Luna. While this is an adorable match between the two actors in the movies, it is not based on anything in the books. In further writings, JK Rowling supplies further information on these two, stating that Neville eventually ends up marrying Hannah Abbott (a Hufflepuff girl who was in the same year as Neville), and Luna marries Rolf Scamander, the grandson of Newt Scamander from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
JK Rowling has stated in various interviews, that at first, she intended for Fred and Hermione to be paired together. This would have been the cutest thing! I’m not sure if this pairing would have saved Fred from death in the last book, but I think they would have been a great match together. She also writes that Draco is so rude to Hermione, not because of her blood status, but because he has feelings for her and can’t show them. I love the idea of Draco and Hermione together!
George, on the other hand, eventually ends up marry Angelina Johnson. Now Fred actually took Angelina to the Yule Ball in The Goblet of Fire, so this kind of struck me as a little weird. Would you date your sibling’s ex? But I guess it doesn’t really say if they were dating or if they just went to the ball together. Years after the final battle at Hogwarts, these two meet up again, get married and eventually have two children – a girl and a boy (named Fred obviously).
Heading back into the fandom, I know it’s a dark dark place, but if I can survive it long enough to research 26 topics then you can too! There are a few fandom theories that I seriously love more than words can say.
First: Draco and Harry. That totally makes sense right!? How obsessed they are with each other, their constant competition with each other. It’s perfect.
Also: Remus and Sirius!
The next, and my hands-down favourite: Dean and Seamus. I mean – come on!! Beyond adorable. This is all fan conjecture, but it is the cutest thing ever.