During a recent interview with Wonderland Magazine, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling let it slip that she now believes that the more logical choice for the romantic aspect of the series was to have Hermione ending up married to Harry, instead of Ron.
“I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfilment,” says Rowling. “That’s how it was conceived, really. For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione ended up with Ron.”
“I know, I’m sorry, I can hear the rage and fury it might cause some fans, but if I’m absolutely honest, distance has given me perspective on that. It was a choice I made for very personal reasons, not for reasons of credibility. Am I breaking people’s hearts by saying this? I hope not.”
Emma Watson, who played Hermione Granger in the film adaptations, added “I think there are fans out there who know that too and who wonder whether Ron would have really been able to make her happy.”
Source: Wonderland Magazine