Emma Watson, the British actress who plays Hermione Granger in the recently completed “Harry Potter” movie franchise, looks very much loved up with Johnny Simmons. He is her co-star in her upcoming movie “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.”
Watson is certainly no wallflower! The pair were snapped kissing passionately, out in public in Santa Monica over the weekend.
Wearing a patchwork maxi shirt and figure hugging black camisole under a casual summer cardigan, Watson got up close and personal with the actor. Then the two of them lunched together. Their tender kiss was shared right outside the restaurant.
Who started the kiss? Emma Watson did! Onlookers report that she reached up her face to kiss Johnny Simmons and he gazed at her in adoration, before pulling her in to a tender embrace, their hands on each others’ waists.
Emma Watson and Johnny Simmons were first identified as a couple in May, when they were seen walking through a park in Pittsburgh together. At the time they strongly denied that they were in a relationship together. Watson’s agent even dismissed speculation as “complete fiction.”
But either they were lying, or things have moved on a lot since May, because Emma and Johnny looked very much a couple in Santa Monica this weekend.
Simmons, who co-starred with Megan Fox in the 2009 flick “Jennifer’s Body,” is Watson’s first boyfriend since she split with “One Night Only” singer George Craig last year.
You will have to wait until next year to see Emma Watson and Johnny Simmons on screen together in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” The movie, based on the novel by Stephen Chbosky, about freshman Charlie’s introduction to sex and drugs, is scheduled for release in 2012.
But for now, we have the kiss!