Emma Watson And Boyfriend William Mack Knight Emerge After Panama Papers Drama

Emma Watson is hardly ever seen with her boyfriend William Mack Knight, so it was a treat to see her emerge with him in London. After a few weeks of Panama Papers drama, the actress was spotted treating herself to some serious retail therapy with her boyfriend.

“Emma Watson made a rare outing with her boyfriend William Mack Knight in London last week, proving the low-key couple are still very much an item despite keeping their romance on the down-low,” reports Daily Mail. “The 26-year-old Harry Potter actress was the picture of happiness as she strolled along beside her Silicon Valley high-flyer partner.”

William Mack Knight and Emma Watson was first spotted back in the fall of 2015 and have been rarely seen with each other. The actress has even opted to take a year off working so that she can focus on more important things like her romantic personal life.

“I’m taking a year away from acting to focus on two things, really,” Emma said according to Entertainment Weekly. “My own personal development is one. I know that you read a book a day. My own personal task is to read a book a week, and also to read a book a month as part of my book club. I’m doing a huge amount of reading and study just on my own.”

The sight of her 35-year-old boyfriend toting around shopping bags with her definitely sound like something up her personal development alley.

Throughout their entire shopping trip, Emma and William had smiles on their faces, which means that this relationship is going well. The fact that he is a tech entrepreneur, who, based on the rumors reported by Daily Mail, “makes $150,000 a year and comes from a wealthy background” may mean that he isn’t afraid to have a high-earning Hollywood star as his girlfriend.

The last time that William Mack Knight was seen with the Harry Potter star was in New York, after a nice cozy brunch session.

“Emma Watson looked like she’d already found her Prince Charming as she stepped out for breakfast with her boyfriend William Mack Knight in New York on Monday,” reports Daily Mail. “Clad in a tan leather jacket, the 26-year-old actress looked effortlessly chic on the outing as she strolled through the streets.”

But just recently, Emma Watson found herself in a sticky situation when her name was found on the Panama Papers.

“The actress, who played wizard Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series, set up an offshore company using Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the center of the leak, newly released data show,” reports CNN Money. “Watson’s spokesman Luke Windsor said the actress set up the company to protect her safety, and does not gain any financial benefit or tax advantage from the move.”

She has been focusing her efforts on her support for feminism and equality in Hollywood, so this offshore account sounds like a contradiction on her part.

But the reveal that she has been potentially avoiding paying tax has not stopped her from continuing her feminist book club.

“Our next book will be Persepolis, a graphic novel that serves as the memoir of the author, Marjane Satrapi. It’s about a bold and brave young woman and her experiences in 1980s Iran,” she wrote on Goodreads. “I’m excited to hear what you think.”

During her year off, Emma Watson is not forgetting to stay chic when she steps out onto the streets.

Do you think Emma and William have a long future ahead as a couple? Or do you think once she starts working again, they will face scheduling and commitment troubles?

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