8 Reasons Ron And Hermione’s Love Always Wins

8 Reasons Ron And Hermione’s Love Always Wins

If I've ranted about it once, I've ranted about it a thousand times: Ron and Hermione deserve each other.


If Ron and Hermione are so great, why do people always say that Hermione deserves better? Did she really "settle" for Ron? I mean, there was an international Quidditch player trying to get with her once upon a time. Was Ron really the best she could do?

Yes, yes he was. Don't believe me? Read on, my friend.

1. Ron always defends her.

The movies kind of butchered this. There's that famous scene in Prisoner of Azkaban where Snape calls Hermione an insufferable know-it-all, and Ron leans over and whispers, "He's right, you know?" Pretty hard to make a case for them being together after that, right?


In the books, Ron didn't agree with Snape. In fact, he did the opposite. He very loudly said, "You asked a question, and she knows the answer! Why ask if you don't want to be told?" There was never a time in the books where Ron agreed with what Snape said about Hermione, actually. And though he certainly did his fair share of good-natured teasing, he never stood for anyone treating her badly. Remember how upset he was when Bellatrix was torturing her in Deathly Hallows? Yeah, we stan a real man.

2. They support each other.

Sure, the books are full of them arguing, but they're also full of them supporting each other's interests. Ron made fun of Hermione's S.P.E.W., but in the end, he was on board to help the house elves. Hermione showed up to Ron's Quidditch matches and cheered him on. They didn't have identical interests, and they sometimes didn't even like what the other did, but they supported each other anyway!

3. They're good friends already.

"Oh, but the only thing Hermione and Ron had in common was Harry!" I hear you say. I shake my head at that bold-faced lie. Ron and Hermione were as close of friends as they were Harry. Remember Prisoner of Azkaban, when they went to Hogsmeade together because Harry couldn't and had an absolutely wonderful time? And every time Harry is off doing his own thing, he always comes back to find them together, either studying or talking or playing a game. They didn't have to hang out when Harry wasn't around. They chose to because they genuinely liked each other as friends.

4. The movie didn't do them justice.

One of the biggest problems with the movies was how Hermione and Ron were portrayed. The movies stripped away a lot of Ron's personality and made him into the character for comic relief, while giving a lot of his iconic and redeeming lines and character traits to Hermione. In the books, Ron is the one who enlightens the other two about the wizarding world, knowing everything about the Ministry and Quidditch and a host of other things that Hermione wouldn't find out reading books. He's genuinely funny and smart (remember when he beat McGonagall's chess set in the Sorcerer's Stone? At the age of 11?) and self-sacrificing (remember when he sacrificed himself to that same chess set? At the age of 11??) and an all-around good guy. As I heard it said on a Tumblr post once, "Movie Ron is the person book Ron is afraid of being in his lowest moments."

5. They fight, but they always make up.

And honestly? That makes them a much healthier couple than a lot of YA pairings. No matter what, you're going to get into arguments with your SO. It's unavoidable. Ron and Hermione have long been down that road, and by now they know what's too far, and how to make up after fights. Those are super important life skills, especially for a long-term relationship.

6. A lot of Ron's issues stem from lack of self esteem.

Ron's haters always pick apart his flaws, without thinking about where those might come from. He has an enormous inferiority complex, and it's not hard to see why. The youngest son of five older brothers, the best friend of the Chosen One and a certified genius, Ron gets overshadowed all the time. He has trouble seeing the value in himself, and that's a big driving force for a lot of his actions throughout the series (like in Goblet of Fire, when he left Harry for a few months, or in Halfblood Prince, when he downgraded to Lavender Brown). He canonically struggles with feeling like he doesn't deserve Hermione, that she and Harry are better together and secretly love each other. And yet the fandom simply confirms all of that, without bothering to think why Ron might act and think this way. Speaking as someone with very huge self-esteem issues: not cool, man.

7. Hermione is also flawed!

The thing the movies left out about Hermione was that she was also flawed. She was critical, a bit too self-absorbed, and not super in tune with her emotions or those of the people around her. And honestly? That's so completely cool. An awesome female character who kicks booty and has flaws at the same time? I am so here for it.

It also shows that she's not "too good" for Ron. She's not the perfect goddess the movies make her out to be. She's just a very intelligent, driven, flawed girl who fell in love with the funniest and most caring guy she knew.

8. They're absolutely adorable in every way.

Does this even need any explanation?

Why was Hermione not "settling" when she got together with Ron? Because she loved him, and he loved her, and that's enough. They care about each other enough to work through their differences, and that's what makes any relationship really strong and special.


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13 Celebrity Couples Whose Love And Relationship Dynamics Are Actually Worth Swooning Over

The Irwins will always be the OG's


I hate to be this person, but Hollywood has really left us with very few couples to actually look up to. Yeah, Kim and Kanye have great style and cute kids, but they just are not realistic to look up to. So many couples are so toxic, and it's hard to see true love blossom amongst famous people. Lucky for us, there are some celeb couples who have their shit together and know how to make a relationship work. Cheers to the couples who made it, and serve as great role models for how relationships are supposed to work.

1. Steve and Terry Irwin

The absolute OG couple so many of us grew up watching on TV. Steve and Terry Irwin took us all over the world wrestling crocodiles and swimming with sharks, but the most important thing we all saw through our TV's was the love these two had for each other. This is one couple I hope to model my future relationships off of because even in his death Terry still loves him just as much as she did when he was alive, and carries on his memory every day.

2. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen

You can't go wrong looking up to these two amazing people. Chrissy is the type of gal to say what we're all thinking and not be ashamed to do so, and John is just John, all musical and kind. The love John and Chrissy share between each other is very strong, as evidenced by their two adorable children.

3. Emily Blunt and John Krasinski

I know they aren't Jim and Pam but honey those days are over. Make way for Emily and John to melt your hearts. They have been together for eight years, and for Hollywood, that's quite a while. Imagine being in a movie with your significant other...a girl can dream.

4. Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively

I LOVE THEM. SO MUCH. Seriously cannot be more perfect than these two. They know how to joke around and have raised such adorable children. Ryan sure makes us ladies have super high standards for men since we're seeing how Blake is treated. If you're in a relationship and you can't joke around with each other...dump him (or her) sis.

5. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith

Their relationship has survived more than two decades of marriage and I don't foresee it ever ending. This is a couple who is very transparent about their marriage (both the pretty and the ugly moments) and have a great family dynamic worthy of looking up to.

6. David and Victoria Beckham

The King and Queen have earned their place on this list. Like the Smith's they have been together basically forever, and set the bar high. Bend it like the Beckhams or throw your relationship out.

7. Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams

I love these two, they're some of the sweetest celebs ever and deserve each other and all the happiness in the world. They are very supportive of one another and are much closer in age to a lot of us who are reading this article, so they serve as a great model for what a positive millennial relationship looks like.

8. Elton John and David Furnish

These two do so much for charity and have raised two wonderful sons together. Giving back is so important for couples to do as it brings them closer together. Find a cause you are both passionate for and go for it.

9. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

These women are such an inspiration. Ellen loves who she loves and was unafraid to do so. Fear holds us back from many things in our lives, but we should never be afraid to love who we want to love.

10. Prince Harry and Megan Markle

Megan is a rule breaker and so is Harry, so these two were just meant to be together. They are both fearless and strong, and already have baby number one on the way. They are so in love with one another and defied all of the rules of society to be together, which goes to show love wins over everything.

11. Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra

The wedding of the season, hands down. Her dress was stunning, and their love for one another shines even brighter. These two merged two cultures together through their relationship which I absolutely love. They do a lot philanthropically as well. All in all, many of us did not want Nick Jonas to marry anyone except ourselves, but Priyanka is someone we can all be satisfied with him marrying.

12. Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler

Austin and Vanessa are super cute, they have been since we were all young and wondering why she chose Austin over Zac Efron. I love how well they compliment one another and are super supportive of one another as well. Support is key and all of the couples mentioned are perfect examples of how support can carry you anywhere.

13. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth

They finally tied the knot and I for one am so happy for them. Liam and Miley had countless ups and downs, but they still ended up coming back together in the end. Sometimes the timing is wrong, or someone needs to do some personal growth, and it's clear that true love won and these two finally became the best versions of themselves for one another.

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Meet Kylee & Ethan, The Millennial Version Of Chip & Joanna Gaines

Yes, they're in love. And yes, they flip houses together. Oh, and best of all? Yes, they're also ENGAGED!


Each week, Swoon features a couple that's deserving of being true #RelationshipGoals. If you or someone you know deserves to be featured, click here to nominate an amazing couple.


Kylee and Ethan

How long have you been together?

We have been together for three years! We actually started dating on April 4th, 2015.. so a little over three. We plan on making our wedding date the same day we started dating—April 4th, 2020!

How did you meet?

To be completely honest, how we met was kind of strange. I had just been dumped and was coming out of a somewhat strange sexual relationship with someone. I was asleep in my friend's bed later that night upset, and being the strange person she is, she snapped a picture of me sleeping to all the guys in her phone.

Ethan responded and said "She's cute..." and while I slept, my friend sent my number and I woke up to him explaining himself on why he had my number. We arranged a time to meet, and we just hit it off.

The first night we met we just stayed in his bed and watched a movie. We didn't do anything at all. We just talked until 4 a.m. which was something so different than the last guy I was with. It was a really good feeling. And those kinds of feelings didn't stop or slow down for the course of our relationship.

How did Ethan propose?

Ethan proposed while my whole family celebrated my brother's 21st birthday. He had asked my brother if while they were singing to him, if he could say a few words after which ended with me as his fiancé of course. He got down on one need and said there would be no better place to do this than in front of my friends and family, which couldn't be more accurate. There is no other way he could have proposed to me that would have been better than that. My family is everything to me and to be honest, to say this all in front of my huge extended family took some guts. I give him credit. None of my other cousins had done this before, so I felt honored for both my gram's to get to experience it with me.

What is the cutest thing about you two?

I would say the cutest thing about us is what we find fun! We spend so much time looking for houses to flip. He renovates and I design. It's kind of our thing, and after three years, it's still a dream of ours. We are actually looking at the next place we can flip. That will be house number three for us, so it's exciting to think we've actually come far in this. Three years for three houses. I'd say that's pretty neat and a big accomplishment for us considering it's not our only priority for us.

What are your favorite things about each other?

My favorite physical trait about him is his smile. He has always been self-conscious about it, but every time I see him smile I know I'm doing something right. He has spent his whole life trying to get other people to smile, so the fact I'm able to so often really means something to me. My favorite personality trait of his is his drive. It doesn't matter what this guy puts his mind to because he does it. It doesn't matter if it takes him forever to grasp, he will spend the rest of his life seeing to it that the task at hand is done. I really admire that about him. I wish I could be like that.

His favorite physical trait about me is also my smile. One of the first things he said to me when we started dating was that he has never seen a smile more beautiful. I spend a lot of my life smiling, and getting compliments on it is still one of my favorite things. His favorite personality trait about me would be my creativity. He said he thinks it's amazing how I'm able to see the beauty of a room before I've worked my magic with it. I'll never forget sitting with him one day after a project I had done, and he looked at me and said, "My favorite thing about you is your creativity, it just amazes me."

What are your favorite memories together?

My favorite memory was right before I started school, originally I was going to be moving away, so he planned this whole trip for us. He took me to another state, to a bed and breakfast, where we got to play with baby tigers, take a bath in this beautiful, antique attic, then go zip-lining in caves underground. It was the nicest thing anyone has ever done for me. He spent money he didn't have, and I got to cross things off my bucket list I thought I'd never cross off. I realized moving away to school could cost me something special, so I moved in with him instead, and here we are, almost three years later—engaged. Best decision I've ever made.

He has managed to surprise me with romantic things throughout the course of our relationship. Just a little after our trip, we were working on redoing our kitchen. He saved floorboards from the kitchen floor and made me a chest where I keep a lot of my most treasured things in. I may not always get to see our first home, but I get part of it with me where ever I go.

Later on for his birthday, I made a video of all of our memories from the past year. They were all times he never knew I was taping. So he got to watch a year's worth of my love for him on the day he was born, and the look on his face made every sneaky moment of taping worth it.

What advice do you have for people who want a loving relationship in 2018?

Learn to let the little things go. Everyone has a past, but the more time you spend arguing about it, the less chance you'll have at a future with them.

No time will ever be the right time, so say what you feel when you feel it and don't hold back when trying to communicate with your partner—life's too short for that shit.

Never stop doing the little things. Last Monday Ethan came in with flowers and I said, "What are those for?"

He looked at me, smiled, and said, "It's Monday..."

We aren't perfect and I know we never will be, but what we do have is one and a million, so I'll take that any day.

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