She once described herself as happily ‘self-partnered’ – but Emma Watson is now so happily coupled-up that a ring on her finger has sparked speculation she might have become engaged.
The Harry Potter star was spotted embracing boyfriend Leo Robinton as they returned from a pre-Valentine’s Day trip to Mexico.
The 30-year-old actress wore a £19.99 T-shirt bearing the French slogan ‘Femme Liberte’ but all eyes were on her jewellery collection and the ring, albeit modest, on her wedding finger.
But as well as the small band, she looked to be sporting an injury – as she had her right foot in a flip-flop and the left in a sock, and needed help to get about from a knee scooter.
Emma Watson (right) is now so happily coupled-up with Leo Robinton (left) that a ring on her finger has sparked speculation she might have become engaged after their trip to Mexico
The 30-year-old actress wore a £19.99 T-shirt bearing the French slogan ‘Femme Liberte’
Gallant boyfriend Leo, 31, a business owner, was on hand to help Emma, whose other films include Beauty And The Beast and Little Women, as she leaned on him while they made their way out of Los Angeles airport in California.
Leo is from Los Angeles but he and Emma are not believed to be living together.
Ms Watson, who is an advocate for social movements such as Black Lives Matter and MeToo, is famously tight-lipped about her private life.
But it seems she has met a kindred spirit in Leo, who in 2017 took part in the Women’s March in Washington DC.
Emma was spotted embracing boyfriend Leo Robinton as they returned from a pre-Valentine’s Day trip to Mexico
They are believed to have been dating for about 18 months – and have been spotted together in Britain too, pictured together several times near Emma’s London home, getting coffee and visiting a bakery.
It has been reported that she has introduced him to her lawyer parents.
She has previously spoken positively about the men in her life. ‘The boyfriends or partners I’ve had have generally made me feel really cherished. They’ve built me up,’ she has said.
The actress, best known as student wizard Hermione Granger, famously told Vogue magazine in November 2019 that she was ‘self-partnered’ rather than single.
‘I never believed the whole “I’m happy single” spiel,’ she said.
She looked to be sporting an injury – as she had her right foot in a flip-flop and the left in a sock, and needed help to get about from a knee scooter
‘It took me a long time, but I’m very happy [being single]. I call it being self-partnered.’
The type of scooter Emma was using is often prescribed by clinicians to help patients with knee, ankle or tendon injuries. She adorned hers with orange, green and blue fur covers
Before meeting Leo, Emma was rumoured to be dating Potter co-star Tom Felton, 32, after they posted a picture together in their pyjamas. He later revealed he was single. Her last relationship was with New York businessman Brendan Wallace, 38, in 2018.
There is, unfortunately, no magic way to find out if Emma definitely has become engaged, and her team isn’t telling – they did not respond to calls last night.