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JK Rowling once revealed secret romance between two Harry Potter characters

JK Rowling once revealed secret romance between two Harry Potter characters

The author has opened up about a little-known romance between two character from Harry Potter

One of the world's most famous writers once revealed a certain romantic subplot between two seemingly unassuming characters in the Harry Potter franchise.

JK Rowling, 57, published the first-ever Harry Potter book, "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" back in 1997 and since then - her tales of Harry and Hogwarts have taken the world by storm.

A baby-face Daniel Radcliffe playing Harry Potter in the Philosopher's Stone.
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Both the books and the films quickly led to an avalanche of fandoms coming up with their own theories, some debatable and some outright outlandish, over JK Rowling's Harry Potter franchise.

One Easter egg that seemed to pass many readers by was a certain romantic sub-plot between two Hogwarts professors.

Not only news to avid fans, but this secret affair would have definitely surprised the students of the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry too.

Coming straight from the horses mouth, JK Rowling herself once disclosed that a certain two professors were, in fact, dating.

Professor Flitwick looking very studios.
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According to JK Rowling, Professor Filius Flitwick, the part-goblin charms teacher and Head of Ravenclaw, played by Warwick Davis, had embarked in a hidden relationship with colleague, Professor Pomona Sprout, the Head of Hufflepuff and Head of the Herbology department, played by none other than Miriam Margolyes.

The exciting information was revealed in a limited edition version of the books for each of the Hogwarts houses following the 20th anniversary of the first-ever Harry Potter novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, or as Americans call it, the Sorcerer's Stone.

Complete with never-before-revealed details, explanations and subplots - it's fair to say that fans were slightly more than enthusiastic to find out even more about their favourite characters.

In the limited editions, a small "Did you know?" section of the book revealed: "Professor Sprout had a long-term relationship with Ravenclaw teacher Professor Flitwick."

Professor Sprout embarking on her duties at Hogwarts.
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While the initial excitement of the two fairly unlikely candidates sharing more than just a place of work, it was later explained that the Head of Hufflepuff and the Head of Ravenclaw's long-term romance didn't last.

However, in a true professional fashion, both Flitwick and Sprout were able to remain good friends - despite the secret relationship blip.

The "Did you know?" section confirmed this with: "Sadly it didn’t work out but they remain friends."

Well, even if it didn't last, it's fair to say that Professor Flitwick and Professor Sprout would have definitely been a power couple. given their impressive careers and biographies.

But, hey, maybe they're just better off as friends.

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Topics: Books, Celebrity, Harry Potter, JK Rowling, TV and Film