It seems like things are starting to look up for Emma Watson and her love life after her breakup with rugby player Matthew Janney last December.
Everyone got excited when rumors of her newfound romance with Prince Harry circulated last February, but Watson immediately denied it.
WORLD ♥ Remember that little talk we had about not believing everything written in the media?!
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Last Sunday, Watson was seen on a lunch date with a man identified as actor/producer, Roberto Aguire in Los Feliz, California.
People should not get their hopes up just yet, though, as Watson and Aguire are apparently just longtime friends who met each other during Aguire’s internship on the set of 2005's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
"I was doing an internship in the special effects department at the time. And one day we had a chance encounter that led to us spending half a day together exchanging stories and dance moves," Aguire said.
Aguire and Watson had made red carpet appearances in the past, adding more to the speculation that they are now dating. But Aguire said that he and Watson have only been best friends ever since they met.
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"We never really lost touch after that and now she's one of my best friends,” Aguire said.
Best friends or not, Watson and Aguire undeniably look good together and they do have a lot in common, including dancing.
"They started dancing together in a hallway and that’s what sparked the friendship," a source said.
Apart from dancing they both share a high appreciation for the importance of education. Aguire graduated from New York University while Watson graduated from Brown University.
Perhaps Watson and Aguire could be together after Watson figures out how to feel at home with herself. The actress said she needed to take a step back after her breakup with Janney and spend some time on her own.
"The boyfriends or partners I've had have generally made me feel really cherished. They've built me up. I certainly haven't found that with doing all that I do or being all that I am, that I've struggled in my love life,” Watson said in her Vogue UK interview.