Today, I read an interview between JK Rowling and Emma Watson; Watson was interviewing Rowling for the upcoming issue of Wonderland magazine. In said interview, JK Rowling confessed she regretted pairing Ron with Hermione. Upon reflection, Rowling saw their relationship as “wish fulfillment on her part” and that Ron and Hermione “would have needed relationship counseling.”
Personally, I was never convinced of Romione. I never saw love or even happiness between them, and ultimately their relationship felt forced to me. If you’ve ever spoken to me in person, or read any of my other HP related posts, it is clear I adore Harry and Hermione. Since reading this interview, I have felt a slight smugness and “haha, told you so” attitude. But I wonder how the rest of the HP fandom, particularly the die-hard canon fans, will react.