Irish actress Evanna Lynch first appeared to public attention in the Harry Potter films series as Luna “Loony” Lovegood, she appears in the last four films and their tie-in video games, as well as the musical A Very Potter Senior Year. Lynch credits her being cast in the Harry Potter films to the obsession with the Harry Potter book series. At age 11, during the release of the fifth book Order of the Phoenix in 2003, Lynch was hospitalized and her family consulted with the book’s publisher and the hospital to allow her to leave for an hour to collect a signed copy of the book. In 2006, Lynch auditioned for the role of Luna Lovegood. After auditioning against 15,000 other girls, and a subsequent screen test with lead actor Daniel Radcliffe, she was cast at the age of 14.
Lynch is reportedly lined-up to appear in the upcoming series of Dancing with the Stars in the US on Wednesday, September 12. According to Us Weekly magazine, the 27-year-old Louth-born actress will join singer Tinashe and The Facts of Life actress Nancy McKeon in the line-up for Season 27 of the popular ABC show when it returns September 24.
When it comes to her personal life, Lynch also seems to not afraid of letting the public know who she is dating. Although the Harry Potter books never revealed who Luna ends up with, here are the men who have won Lynch’s heart.
Robbie Jarvis 2013-2016
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During the filming of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in 2007, Lynch has met Robbie Jarvis, who starred in the movie as the young James Potter. The couple, who never starred on-screen together in the franchise but confirmed their relationship in April 2015, has delighted their Muggle fans with regular adorable Instagram shots together — revealing their shared love of animals (including hangouts with Lynch’s cat Puff) and veganism.
The Daily Mail also stated that Jarvis revealed Lynch’s influence had an impact on his eschewing meat and embracing a plant-based diet. “She pushed me, of course, because she knew I could take it. And I’ll forever be grateful that she did because, as unpleasant as that conversation had been, by the time I landed in London my mind was whirring with the beginnings of an enormous realization.” Jarvis recalled in the Instagram post. “That holiday was the last time I ate meat. I’m happy to say that I’m now much closer to knowing the true cost of my food.”
However, in November 2016, while stepping out at the New York City premiere of Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Lynch told US Weekly that she and Jarvis were no longer an item, though she said: “We’re still friends.” She also added, “We’re both vegans, so we go to a lot of vegan events together.”
After splitting with Jarvis for a short while, Lynch has once again revealed her new relationship with the singer-songwriter who goes just by one name–Andel. The pair is currently in a long distance relationship while Lynch lives in London. Speaking to Irish Tatler, Lynch revealed that what she loves most about Andel is having a best friend in her life.
“It’s about, ‘I like this person better than everyone else and they bring something to my life. I’m all about relationships being a real friendship. Checking every day seeing how they are and just having a best friend that you can really talk to,” as VIP News quotes her.
Though as close as they are, the couple also needs to make a compromise when it comes to Lynch’s vegan lifestyle. Andel is a meat-eater but minimizes his love of it when around her.
“My boyfriend is a total meat-eater. He really challenges me on these things and I have to think more. I have certain rules like he’s not allowed to eat baby animals when I’m around, so no lamb. But he always goes to vegan restaurants with me as well,” she told the April issue of Irish Tatler.
According to VIP News, Andel has also gushed about his love on social media. On Valentine’s Day he shared a sweet video on Instagram and alongside it wrote, “Happy Valentine’s Day! Love you @MsEvyLynch more and more each day!”