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    From CNN: JK Rowling says Hermione should have married Harry Potter, not Ron

    If anyone here feels Ron and Hermione should not be united in holy matrimony, speak now or forever hold your peace.

    Well, guess who's got a problem -- seven years later.
    Author JK Rowling, the woman who dreamed up the pair and turned them into two of the most recognized figures in literature, is now throwing cold water on the central romance in the gazillion-selling Harry Potter series.

    Rowling now says she should have paired Hermoine Granger with Harry Potter, instead of his bud Ron Weasley ... "I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment. That's how it was conceived, really," Rowling says in the interview. "For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione ended up with Ron."

    "I know, I'm sorry," she adds. "I can hear the rage and fury it might cause some fans, but if I'm absolutely honest, distance has given me perspective on that. It was a choice I made for very personal reasons, not for reasons of credibility. Am I breaking people's hearts by saying this? I hope not."

    And what did the fictional Mrs. Weasley have to say about all this? She agrees! "I think there are fans out there who know that too and who wonder whether Ron would have really been able to make her happy," Watson says in the interview.

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