EMILY PRESCOTT: Harry Potter rogue Tom Felton sent ex crazy with his ‘love’ for co-star Emma Watson as Slytherin bully gushes about his ‘spark’ in new memoir
As Harry Potter bully Draco Malfoy, Tom Felton was the perfect Hollywood villain.
And now it seems the actor may have been something of a naughty boy in real life, too.
His now ex-girlfriend Jade Gordon long suspected that her partner’s close friendship with co-star Emma Watson masked a deeper attraction between the two.
Tom always dismissed her fears, claiming he loved Emma ‘like a sister’.
But friends of Jade say she was left to feel ‘crazy’ and intimidated at film premieres, as it was pretty obvious to her that Emma once had strong feelings for her man.
And now the truth appears to be coming out, as Tom talks about his memoir, in which he gushes about his ‘spark’ with Emma.
Couple goals: As Harry Potter bully Draco Malfoy, Tom Felton was the perfect Hollywood villain
In his 304-page memoir Beyond The Wand, Tom, 35, writes: ‘My girlfriend at the time knew straight away that there was something unspoken between us.
‘I remember using the familiar old line, “I love her like a sister.” But there was more to it than that.
‘I’ve always had a secret love for Emma, though not perhaps in the way people might want to hear.
‘That isn’t to say that there’s never been a spark between us. There most definitely has, only at different times.’ And in the foreword to the memoir, Emma, 32, describes Felton as ‘a little piece of my soul’.
Friend zone: And now it seems the actor may have been something of a naughty boy in real life, too
Stunning: His now ex-girlfriend Jade Gordon long suspected that her partner’s close friendship with co-star Emma Watson masked a deeper attraction between the two
She says: ‘It’s one of the purest loves I can think of.’
Pals of Jade tell me that though she has moved on with her life, Felton’s denials that there was anything going on ‘made her feel crazy’.
I’m told that Jade, who was with Tom between 2008 and 2016, has no interest in reading the book.
Her friend says she is happy living between LA and Florida with her husband and young son.
Jade declined to comment.