J.K. Rowling Confirms Dumbledore And Grindelwald Had A ‘Sexual Dimension’ To Their Relationship

Maanyata Thu |Mar 19, 2019

“It was was incredibly intense. I believe there’s a sexual dimension to this relationship”, J.K. Rowling said.

“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling has revealed that Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore and dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald did have a ‘sexual dimension’ to their relationship.

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she said in the 'Distinctly Dumbledore' feature on the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Blu-ray.

She stated that their relationship was incredibly intense.

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J.K. Rowling first disclosed that Dumbledore was gay and deeply in love with his old friend and dark wizard Grindelwald while promoting the final book in her original series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 2007.

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While Rowling had said that Dumbledore was very much in love with Grindelwald, it was never clear whether his feeling was reciprocated or if their relationship was ever consummated. Even in the second Fantastic Beasts film, there were no scenes that hinted at the romantic side of their relationship (played on-screen by Jude Law and Johnny Depp).

J.K. Rowling's assertion has caused a major controversy among the Harry Potter fanbase. While some people showered her with praise for adding one LGBTQ+ character to her wizarding world, others people didn’t take it very well and strongly criticized her for only keeping talking about this part without actually adding it to the story. Check out the reaction below:


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