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Emma Watson & Boyfriend William 'Mack' Knight Reportedly Split, So Love Is Officially Dead

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Let's talk about a subject that has managed to stay out of the headlines for years: Emma Watson's love life. The actress lives a bold life protecting women's rights as an United Nations ambassador and being a beacon of feminism in today's world. However, when it comes to her private life, she keeps things tightly under wraps. She's been in a relationship with William Knight for two years, and you may just be learning about him now. Don't get too attached, because Emma Watson and William "Mack" Knight have reportedly split. If Emma Watson isn't safe from heartbreak, WHAT HOPE IS THERE FOR THE REST OF US?

Knight was seemingly a good match for the ivy league educated actress. According to People, he is a Princeton and Columbia Business School graduate, making the two quite a powerful pair. He currently works as a senior manager at Medallia in Palo Alto, California. The couple was first linked together in Oct. 2015 when they were seen at the Broadway musical, Hamilton, together. According to Page Six, Knight and Watson have gone their separate ways after two years, but there doesn't seem to be any hard feelings. A source told Page Six,

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Watson may be reportedly on the market again, but you probably won't be hearing too much more about her personal life. This is no accident — the actress works hard to protect her privacy.

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Watson said, "Privacy for me is not an abstract idea," during an interview with Vanity Fair in February of 2017. Watson keeps her work and play very separate because it's essential to living the life she wants. She explained to the publication that she doesn't want her partner to feel like they are part of "an act." Watson told Vanity Fair,

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Not only is it rare to see photos of Watson with a significant other, you seldom see fan photos of her, either. The Beauty And The Beast actress revealed that she does not take selfies with fans.

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In true Emma Watson nature, she actually has a very good reason. She said,

That's not to say Watson is rude about it, she simply does not want to put herself in danger. She continued,

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Watson revealed that she obviously can't say no to the littles.

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I can't really blame her for wanting to live life out of the spotlight. As of now, her acting career and professional accomplishments stand solidly on their own. Whether dating, single, or anything in-between — Emma Watson is a legend.

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