While at Universal Orlando for the recent Harry Potter celebration, Grint and fellow castmates talked to Huffington Post about the future of their characters.
Here's the Ron section:
Huffington Post: If J.K. asked you where you'd like your character to be off to, what would you say? Swing for the fences, or go as crazy as you'd like with what you'd be doing in that universe.
Grint: [laughs] I would expect Ron has probably divorced Hermione already. I don't think that relationship would have done very well.
Evanna Lynch (Luna): What?!
Huffington Post: Like living in his own, low-rent bachelor pad?
Grint: Yeah. Exactly. He's living on his own, in a little one-bedroom apartment. He hasn't got a job.
Lynch: Don't say divorced. Say they've split up. They can reconcile.
Grint: Yeah, they're briefly separated.
Huffington Post: Ron is on Tinder doing horribly...
Matthew Lewis (Neville): Living in a one-bedroom studio apartment all alone, doing nothing. He lives in Kings Cross, right in that area.
That sounds really sad, but maybe it's not far off. You may recall when J.K. Rowling herself shared doubts about Ron and Hermione, telling Emma Watson for a Wonderand magazine interview that she "wrote the Hermione-Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment" and "in some ways Hermione and Harry are a better fit," and that "Hermione's always there for Harry."
However, Rowling was hopeful for Ron and Hermione's future, telling Watson, "Maybe she and Ron will be alright with a bit of counselling, you know. I wonder what happens at wizard marriage counselling? They'll probably be fine. He needs to work on his self-esteem issues and she needs to work on being a little less critical."
What do you think? Would Ron and Hermione still be together today? Hermione seems like she'd want to work on the marriage and wouldn't be the one to file for divorce first. But if Ron left, what would they both do? Harry seems to love Ginny, and they have kids too, so it's not so easy to say Harry and Hermione would just get together...
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