Matthew Lewis, popularly known as Neville Longbottom, has finally grown up and settled down with longtime American girlfriend, Angela Jones. The couple recently tied the knot in Italy.
The Harry Potter star and Angela met in January 2016 when Matthew attended an event at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios, Florida. They started dating in July after Angela got divorced from her first husband, and were engaged shortly afterwards in November 2016.
She wrote about their relationship on her blog, Sunshine State of Me, saying, “I never believed in soul mates until we met. We came from two different countries, 4,334 miles apart, and yet we were one and the same. A few months after meeting, he proposed to me in Paris during my first trip abroad. Yes, it’s been that kind of fairytale thing.”
Shortly after getting engaged, Matthew stated that the pair have not yet started planning their wedding. In an interview with People, he said, “She’s American, so we’ve got quite a lot of things to discuss about location and whatnot before we get anywhere.”
Matthew who is most famous for playing Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter universe, has previously talked about his crush on Emma Watson, his co-star who played Hermione Granger in the movies.
While speaking to Insider, Lewis said, “I probably had a crush on Emma for a couple of years, until I was 13 or 14 — something like that. I mean nothing ever came of it, anyway. It never went anywhere. Effectively for us, it was like being in school.
“We started tutoring on set and we were on set all the time, so I think that everyone had crushes on everyone else at some point. There was always Valentine’s Day — everyone would write secret Valentine’s cards to different people. I think on the second [film] there was like love notes and love letters flying around.”
Matthew’s fans left many congratulatory messages on his Instagram post, and most of them seemed to be celebrating Neville Longbottom.
“All right….You got married. Little Neville longbottom grew up,” one wrote.
“Neville and Luna Longbottom!!” another one said.
“Another Royal Wedding!! Congratulations to you lovely couple!!” said another.
“NEVILLE IS MARRIEDDD! congratulations matt! Looking great both of you,” said yet another.
Matthew landed a few roles after his debut as Longbottom in the Harry Potter franchise. He has been in the movie Terminal alongside Margot Robbie and Jourdan Dunn and has also starred in the TV series, Ripper Street.