Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch has revealed she has a new French beau and flew him back to Ireland to meet “the whole family” at her sister’s wedding.
The Louth actor, who played beloved character Luna Lovegood in the films, split from co-star Robbie Jarvis, who played Harry’s father in the saga’s fifth installment, in 2016 after a romance for almost ten years.
Asked about her by RTÉ host Miriam O’Callaghan – who said she was ‘lucky’ to meet Evanna’s ‘very nice new boyfriend’ ahead of her Sunday show – Ms Lynch said “It’s going really well!
The actor, originally from Termonfeckin but now living in London, said: ‘We met in London, he’s French, he’s quiet.
“But he is meeting the whole family this weekend. I felt like, look, it’s my sister’s wedding, all the attention will be on her.
“He’s very shy,” she said, but added that she wasn’t worried about the reunion because “it’s so easy to get along.”
The 30-year-old, who has two older sisters and a younger brother, spoke of her excitement at being home with her family: “It has changed in recent years.” My sisters have grown up and having children has been busy!
“But I love coming home. It’s precious, really.
The part-time writer and campaigner also appeared at the Outback Literature and Arts Festival in Kells on Sunday after publishing her memoir last year.
She told RTÉ that writing a book about her life gave her the confidence to take up writing fiction, something she’s always wanted to do since she was a ‘book nerd’ teenager. .
Although she always wanted to be an author, she says, “it took a long time for her to find the confidence to sit down and write.” ‘I really want to write fiction, I think I want to do that more than anything! But I’m extremely intimidated by it.
Ms Lynch came third on Dancing with the Stars in the US in 2018, telling Ms O’Callaghan: ‘I know it’s corny and stuff but I loved it!
Adding that it would probably be the equivalent of thousands of pounds in professional dance training: ‘[It’s a] once-in-a-lifetime thing.
“I think I was offered Irish, but my agent said ‘We’ll get more money if you do the US one! would be ‘garbage’ if she was on the show.