Seems Emma Watson couldn’t stay silent amid the building engagement speculation. Via Twitter on May 17, the 31-year-old Harry Potter actress responded to the rumors as fans wondered if she and her boyfriend Leo Robinton were headed down the aisle.
Also, Emma's publicist put the rumours about her career to bed telling Entertainment Tonight: "Emma's social media accounts are dormant, but her career isn't." However, Watson didn't hop on social media to make a statement until Monday (May 17).
Emma Watson posted on Twitter to shut down the rumours about her. She tweeted: "Dear Fans, Rumours about whether I’m engaged or not, or whether my career is 'dormant or not' are ways to create clicks each time they are revealed to be true or untrue.”
Emma Watson last appeared in the 2019 film Little Women, and hasn’t been seen on the screen since then. Regardless, if Emma has big news to share — like an engagement or retirement — she made it clear that fans wouldn’t have to learn about such news from gossip.
“If I have news – I promise I’ll share it with you,” she clarified in another tweet. Hypothetical engagement and retirement aside, the actress then gave an update about the rest of her personal life.
“In the meantime please assume no news from me just means I’m quietly spending the pandemic the way most people are – failing to make sourdough bread (!), caring for my loved ones and doing my best not to spread a virus that is still affecting so many people,” she wrote.
“I am sending so much love to you, hoping you’re ok and as well and happy as you can be in these strange times. And again, thank you to everyone working so hard to keep us safe and well. E Xx,” Emma concluded.
Emma & Leo
The engagement speculation began when Emma Watson was photographed wearing a small ring on her finger while hugging her boyfriend, who is a businessman, after they returned from a trip to Mexico in Feb. 2021.
It was a simple band, and in no way guaranteed proof that either Leo or Emma popped the question. Regardless, the photos excited fans, especially considering that the couple have been romantically linked together for nearly two years.
The couple first sparked dating rumors in Oct. 2019, when they were seen kissing outside of Gail’s Bakery in Notting Hill in London. Their relationship status remained unclear. However, fans did receive more insight into Emma and Leo’s still-rumored romance by April of 2020.
By then, a report claimed that “Emma introduced Leo to her parents” and that “she was really serious about him,” per Daily Mail Online. The couple also “did everything in their power to keep their relationship private,” a source told the outlet.
In light of Emma’s new tweets, though, it looks like the Bling Ring star won’t be keeping private if she does have big news to share though! She is also known for portraying Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series with Rupert Grint, and also by The Perks of Being a Wallflower.