Emma Watson has split from her tech manager boyfriend William “Mack” Knight, reports Page Six.
The duo were first seen together in October 2015 as they attended the Broadway musical Hamilton. They were last seen together on a dinner-date in New York in May, with a source telling the publication “They amicably went [their] separate ways in early 2017.”
Not much is known about the low-key couple, though Emma Watson also opened up to Vanity Fair in its March 2017 issue about keeping her personal life out of the limelight (without naming Knight).
“I want to be consistent: I can’t talk about my boyfriend in an interview and then expect people not to take paparazzi pictures of me walking around outside my home. You can’t have it both ways,” she says. “I’ve noticed, in Hollywood, who you’re dating gets tied up into your film promotion and becomes part of the performance and the circus. I would hate anyone that I were with to feel like they were in any way part of a show or an act.”
This was Watson’s first reported relationship since her “horrendous” split from ex-boyfriend Matthew Janney in December 2014.
“I felt really uncomfortable,” she told Vogue U.K. of being single. “Even before my relationship ended, I went on a silent retreat, because I really wanted to figure out how to be at home with myself.”