AceShowbiz - Emma Watson and William "Mack" Knight are no longer an item. The pair have broken up after nearly two years of dating. The reason for the breakup is unknown, as Emma has always been notoriously protective over her private life, but a source close to the pair told Us Weekly that the two went their separate ways amicably earlier this year.
The "Beauty and the Beast (2017)" star and William, who graduated from Princeton in 2003, confirmed that they were dating in late 2015 after being spotted watching Broadway musical "Hamilton" in New York City together. However, Emma kept their relationship private as the actress previously told Vanity Fair that she didn't want her personal life to intertwine with her professional life.
"I want to be consistent; I can't talk about my boyfriend in an interview and expect people not to take paparazzi pictures of me walking around outside my home. You can't have it both ways," she shared. "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."
That didn't stop news outlets from digging up their relationship, though. It was previously reported that things had gone serious between them as William had introduced the actress to his parents. After their meeting, William's mother, Katherine, told Daily Mirror that Emma is a wonderful girl. "I have met Emma, and she's a wonderful girl. We don't see them very often because he's busy and working very hard," she shared.
Emma was previously linked to British singer and model George Craig before dating British rugby player Matthew Janney. The 27-year-old star also once dated Oxford University Will Adamowioz and financier Jay Barrymore.