Harry Potter star Emma Watson and Philip Green's son Brandon split up: Unlikely couple break up 'after Christmas' following 'serious' 18-month romance
They always seemed an unlikely couple and it can be revealed that the romance between Harry Potter actress Emma Watson and Brandon Green, the son of one-time King of the High Street Sir Philip Green, is over. Sources indicate that they split some time after Christmas - following a 'serious' romance which lasted around 18 months. Both of them met each other's parents and there were holidays including a romantic break in Venice. Green, 29, had a reputation as a party-lover and previously dated a number of models. He was once caught patting Kate Moss' bottom on holiday in St Barths. Raised in the tax haven of Monaco his Bar Mitzvah, at the fabled Hotel Du Cap, included performances by Beyonce and Andrea Bocelli. However, more recently he demonstrated an interest in good works including biodiversity and the oceans, and was described as 'polite and smart' by friends. With a fledgling tech investments company, Brendan had seemed a good match for Watson, a serious-minded woman who took a degree at Brown University post-Potter. She now harbours ambitions behind the camera, having set up two film production companies and directed herself in a Prada commercial. She has also developed a grape-based gin, Renais – some of the grapes for it come from her father's vineyard in France. So what went wrong? It seems that Emma, 33, had some kind of an epiphany connected to her 'Saturn return' and decided that she wanted out of the relationship. In an Instagram post on April 15th to mark her birthday she wrote: 'This is 33. Holy moly. Before 29 I hadn't even heard of a Saturn Return as a concept. Let's just say that now I am well acquainted.' She went on to write about how she had re-evaluated her life and what she did with it, had learned to surf 'badly', ridden horses, done 'a lot of therapy' and 'said goodbye to my Grandma and Grandpa'. She added: 'I cut my thumb nail off on both hands trying to cook for myself and then was only able to do things one-handed for months,' she wrote. 'I felt really sad and really p*ssed off about a lot of things. I learnt more about love and being a woman... It took me three years but I have finally figured out a daily practice and can actually keep it for more than a few days in a row.' On the topic of 'love and being a woman' she didn't confide about the break-up with Brandon, which she kept private, but the news has now leaked out. In the same vein, Singer Adele said when publicising her album 30 that her Saturn return coincided with the end of her marriage to charity boss Simon Konecki. She told Vogue: 'I hit my Saturn return. It's where I lost the plot. When that comes, it can rock your life. It shakes you up a bit: Who am I? What do I want to do? What makes me truly happy? All those things.' A Saturn return refers to time when the planet Saturn returns to the position it was in at the moment you were born. Astrologers say it signifies the end of one life-cycle and the beginning of the next, and it happens at around the ages of 29, 58 and 84, bringing with it 'monumental shifts' in lifestyle. The first inklings of trouble came in March when a fellow concert-goer at a Taylor Swift gig in Las Vegas claimed to have spotted her in the audience – with former boyfriend Brendan Wallace, a tech bro. It's not clear, though, if he has captivated her again.
Via: Daily Mail