There has been a lot of publicity recently speculating on some kind of rivalry brewing between Emma Watson (who plays Hermione in the Harry Potter films) and Jade Gordon, Tom Felton’s steady girlfriend.
Jade, 22, is assistant to the stunt coordinator on the Harry Potter films, where she and Tom met a few years ago. They have been dating now for almost a year and a half.
The stories about Emma and Jade seem to have started during the New York premiere of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.” The morning after the premiere, The Daily Mail ran an article titled, “Emma Watson upstaged by evil Draco Malfoy’s girlfriend at Harry Potter premiere in New York.” It read:
As per usual, Emma Watson put in a head-turning performance and dressed in a risque all-in-one black and white leather halterneck dress.
However, her enchanting display was upstaged by a rival from the ‘dark side’ in the form of evil Draco Malfoy’s (Tom Felton) girlfriend, Jade Olivia.
Miss Olivia, who works in the film industry, dazzled in a figure-hugging short grey floral dress.
The brunette was first pictured with Felton, 21, last July at the Dark Knight premiere in London.
The Telegraph also highlighted Jade’s fashion sense in their coverage of the premiere, displaying photos of Jade and Emma, side by side.
Additional glamour at the New York premiere was provided by Jade Olivia, girlfriend of actor Tom Felton, who plays Draco Malfoy.
Additionally, a German gossip magazine went into more details about the supposed events of that night, in an article called, “Draco’s girlfriend is Emma Watson’s Nightmare.” Thanks to a nice translation (thanks again, Selly!), we can now read it:
Emma Watson was flabbergasted when the paparazzi suddenly turned away from her. Hermione’s got competition!
Thousands of fans and press had come to see the New York premiere of “Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince”. Emma Watson, the female star of the night, was all dolled up. She made her way over the red carpet in short leather top and black high heels.
However she nearly stumbled when she realized what was going on behind her back. According to the “Daily Mail,” Co-Star Tom Felton proudly presented his beautiful girlfriend to the press. Her name is Jade Olivia, she works in film industry as well – and she simply looked fantastic.
Emma Watson also had to admit to herself: Jade’s grey mini-dress was a few inches shorter than her own dress, and Jade’s silver-coloured high heels were the eye catcher of the night.
“Draco Malfoy’s girlfriend is upstaging Emma”, the press reported.
Jade scored another time: While Hermione was stuck posing “plain platonic” between Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, Jade was snuggling up to her Tom, with whom she had shown up in matching outfits. That was probably very upsetting to Emma, who is, according to insiders, known to be quite bitchy.
Things may have quieted down after that, until a few days later Emma Watson struck back, claiming on the “Live with Regis and Kelly” show that she had a crush on Tom in the early films.
“Did Tom know this?” asked Regis.
“Oh yeah. It was obvious. It was so obvious. It was very, very obvious,” she responded.
So, earlier today, Feltbeats.com asked Tom via Twitter what he thought of Emma’s crush and the whole situation in general. He very kindly responded:
@feltbeats It’s flattering but she’s not for me! I’m far too infatuated and in love with Jade to notice anyone else! x
So, there you have it folks! Tom has spoken and it seems pretty clear: His heart is taken. =)