J.K. Rowling Has Written About Harry, Ron and Hermione as Adults

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COMMENCE FREAK-OUT NOW: J.K. Rowling has posted a new addition to the Harry Potter series on her website Pottermore. It takes the form of a gossip column written in the voice of Rita Skeeter.

As first reported by Bookseller, while Rowling has written books and bits about the Harry Potter universe since publishing the last book, this is the first time she's addressed how these characters have developed as adults since the epilogue.

The piece covers Skeeter reporting on the (well-timed) Quidditch World Cup attended by Dumbledore's Army. Skeeter speculates about Harry Potter's "nasty cut over his right cheekbone" (and snarks about how he's still wearing his round glasses "that some might say are better suited for a style-deficient twelve-year-old"). She also suggests Harry and Ginny might be having marital problems and that Harry and Viktor Krum might have once been lovers!


According to Skeeter, Ron is balding and in business co-managing Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes, which happened "only two years" after he started as an auror. Neville Longbottom and his wife might drink too much. Bill and Fleur Weasley's daughter Victoire is "snogging" with Teddy Lupin all over the place.

Rowling says she doesn't plan to write any more content about Dumbledore's Army, however, at the end of her column, Skeeter plugs her upcoming book Dumbledore's Army: The Dark Side of the Demob. Would preorder, especially if it contains sentences like this:

Does Hermione Granger prove that a witch really can have it all? (No – look at her hair.)

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Let's just all remember to take Rita Skeeter with a grain of salt. She is known for writing things that aren't necessarily true. Everyone is posting that Ron is balding now; when I read that, in my mind I imagined him constantly asking Hermione if it's true, while unconsciously touching his head. Also, there is NO WAY Neville and Hannah are drinkers. It's way more likely they tuck in at night reading Herbology texts and drinking tea under heirloom quilts.

Yes, I'm a 29 year-old sitting at my desk at my adult job, overly-invested in fictional characters. But these characters are dear to me, and I cannot help but defend them.