Emma Watson has found herself in a Hollywood romance. The Beauty and the Beast actress has been casually dating actor-singer Chord Overstreet.
When Hermione Met Sam
The Daily Mail published photos of Watson holding hands with the former Glee actor while the duo was traveling across Los Angeles. Overstreet wore a blue skin-tight, long-sleeved t-shirt and khakis, while Watson wore a striped shirt and dark jeans while carrying a red sweatshirt. If fans looked carefully, they could see The Circle actress smiling.
The media publication believes that the two performers were partying together at Vanity Fair's post-awards-show bash with a group of their friends. However, their appearance on the Oscars party circuit was not the first time that the duo was seen together. According to Page Six, both Watson and Overstreet were also seen at the iconic Troubadour Theatre soaking in the music from Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats a month ago.
"It's crazy but, yes, they are seeing each other, although Emma wants to keep things quiet and private," said a source close to both actors to Page Six.
However, a rival source swore that the two were just friends. Other than that, this romance falls only one year after Watson's breakup with businessman William 'Mack' Knight. The duo dated for nearly two years. While a romance with Overstreet could put Watson back in the spotlight, the actress and activist vowed to keep her private life out of the public.
"I want to be consistent, I can't talk about my boyfriend in an interview and then expect people not take paparazzi pictures of me walking around outside of my home. You can't have it both ways," said Watson to The Daily Mail.
Emma's Oscars Experience
Watson was a significant presence during Hollywood's biggest night of the year. She wore one of Ralph Lauren's ball gowns at the Vanity Fair Oscars party. Watson also proudly flashed temporary Time's Up Movement tattoo at the event. However, there was one thing wrong with it -- the tattoo was misspelled. This mistake prompted Watson to hire a proofreader on Twitter jokingly.
'Beauty And The Beast'
While Watson was not up for any major acting award, MTV's audience awarded her the Best Actor award at the MTV Movie and TV Awards. Watson was deeply moved by the gesture as she accepted the gender-neutral Best Actor award for her performance as Belle in Disney's live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. The movie also featured Disney's first gay character in franchise history, who turned out to be Gaston's (Luke Evans) sidekick, LeFou (Josh Gad).