J.K. Rowling, a maniac who will literally never stop revealing new details about the magical world of Harry Potter, has confirmed that wizarding bros Grindelwald and Dumbledore were definitely, one hundred percent going crazy on each-other’s wands back in the day.
Back in 2007, Rowling announced that Dumbledore was gay, and that his love for Grindelwald became his “great tragedy.” She hasn’t said much about the relationship since then, and it was only alluded to in the vaguest possible terms in the recent Fantastic Beasts films.
All that has now changed, however, thanks to the upcoming Blu-Ray edition of The Crimes Of Grindelwald, in which the author discusses the wizards’ close bond in a segment called ‘Distinctly Dumbledore‘. Per a report in Radio Times, she says:
“Their relationship was incredibly intense. It was passionate, and it was a love relationship. But as happens in any relationship, gay or straight or whatever label we want to put on it, one never knows really what the other person is feeling. You can’t know, you can believe you know. So I’m less interested in the sexual side – though I believe there is a sexual dimension to this relationship – than I am in the sense of the emotions they felt for each other, which ultimately is the most fascinating thing about all human relationship.”
Blah blah blah ’emotions’, blah blah blah ‘feelings’, the main takeaway here is that Grindelwald and Dumbledore were definitely slapping each-other with their dinguses like two oiled-up basilisks as they gave new meaning to the term Chamber of Secrets.
What IS sex? How does it work? I actually have no idea, sorry, but I’m extremely happy for these two, and this is definitely way better than the time J.K. Rowling revealed that wizards used to take dumps in the hallways at Hogwarts.
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