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Harry Potter: JK Rowling Reveals Doubts about Ron and Hermione as a Couple

Posted by Jamie Cifuentes Sunday, February 2, 2014
JK Rowling Ron Hermione Couple screen cap Harry Potter
Looks like this OTP is O-U-T
Major debates are stirring up in the Harry Potter fandom as JK Rowling reveals yet another bombshell: Ron and Hermione should not have ended up together.

Say what?

In a fandom full of shippers, this bit of news came as a shock and, for obvious reasons, was not well-received.

Emma Watson, who is guest editor for the newest issue of Wonderland, interviewed Rowling for the magazine, where she confessed her true feelings about Ron and Hermione as a pair.
"I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a wish fulfillment. That's how it was conceived, really. For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione ended up with Ron. I know, I'm sorry. I can hear the rage and fury it might cause some fans, but if I'm absolutely honest, distance has given me perspective on that. It was a choice I made for very personal reasons, not for reasons of credibility. Am I breaking people's hearts by saying this? I hope not."
Source: Hypable 
It didn't really help that Watson was unphased by what Rowling was saying and, if anything, agreed with her: "I think there are fans out there who know that too and who wonder whether Ron would have really been able to make her happy."

Talk about a slap to the face to Romione (Ron/Hermione) shippers everywhere. To add the icing on top of the cake, Rowling also commented that the couple probably would've needed "marriage counseling." Haha!

It has also been mentioned that Rowling stated that Hermione should've married Harry, but there are no direct quotes to support this. To me, it just seems like Rowling is advocating the idea that Hermione just ended up with the wrong guy, but it didn't mean she should've ended up with Harry (although it might be implied).

HP fans everywhere have been fighting and debating over whether they agree with Rowling or not, many bringing up that they loved the idea of the leading female role ending up with anyone but the leading male role, which let's be honest is pretty cliché. However, the opposing side (which consists of Hermione + Krum/Harry/Draco/anybody else but Ron) has argued that Ron would've treated her badly and/or in the long run, realistically, would not have gotten along well with her due to their extremely different personalities.

I, myself, favored Harry and Hermione, but was honestly impartial to who she ended up with. What is your take on this?
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