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30 December 2021, 14:27 | Updated: 30 December 2021, 15:24
Tom Felton gave a candid reaction when quizzed on the rumour he and Harry Potter co-star Emma Watson had a secret romance.
Tom Felton, 34, and Emma Watson, 31, dating rumours crop up every now and again, despite the fact she's now in a relationship with an American entrepreneur.
But when the Draco Malfoy and Hermione Granger actors have been straight-up asked about any signs of romance with their Harry Potter besties, they've been quick to clear up their relationship.
However, that didn't stop the besotted BFFs gushing over each other at the Harry Potter reunion special.
Here, we take a look at all the adorbs things they've said about each other, and whether they ever actually dated...
Harry Potter fans we must tell you the sad news that Tom and Emma are not dating, however, they remain the best of friends since meeting on the film franchise 20 years ago.
At the Harry Potter reunion special, Emma explained they've always been incredibly close and that she 'fell in love' with him when they were on the movies together.
She recalled: "The assignment that had been given was to draw what you thought God looked like and Tom had drawn a girl with a backward cap on a skateboard. And I just don’t know how to say it – I just fell in love with him."
Tom reciprocated the sweet admission with: "I think I was in the hair and make-up chair and someone said something along the lines of, ‘Yeah, she had a crush on you.’ I became very protective over her. Yeah, I’ve always had a soft spot for her and that continues to the day.”
Our hearts cannot take it!
Tom and Emma have insisted they never dated, something the Draco Malfoy actor addressed earlier this year in a chat with Entertainment Tonight.
After first looking clearly taken aback by the question, Tom sweetly replied: "We are something, if that makes any sense. We've been very close for a long time. I adore her.
"I think she's fantastic. Hopefully she returns the compliment."
But as for romance, Tom insisted it something that’s stemmed from the Wizarding world and not into real life.
He added: “As far as the romantic side of it, I think that's a Slytherin/Gryffindor thing rather than a Tom and Emma thing.
"I absolutely think the world of her. I think to be a part of what we've all been a part of, but for her to be the only girl, certainly the youngest one on set, to grow up with what she had to grow up with was incredibly exciting. You're going to get me teary now, but no, I think she's a fantastic influence on the world."
Tom said he speaks to Rupert Grint (Ron) and Daniel Radcliffe (Harry, obvs), as well as Emma, quite frequently, saying they still have a bond as though the films were “just yesterday.”
Emma was thought to be engaged to boyfriend Leo Robinton after she was pictured wearing a diamond ring on her wedding finger in February 2021.
However, she took to social media in May to tell fans if she had news, they'd hear it from her.
Tom is believed to be currently single after his long-term relationship with Jade Olivia Gordon ended in 2016.
They first met when she played Astoria Greengrass in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.