It seems that J.K. Rowling’s previous comment about Hermione and Ron’s relationship as “wish fulfillment” and that Harry and Hermione would have been the more logical choice were blown out of proportion, as now that the full transcript from the interview where the quote was taken from shows that the author isn’t completely disapproving of Hermione and Ron’s pairing.
“They’ll probably be fine,” said Rowling. “He needs to work on his self-esteem issues and she needs to work on being a little less critical.”
“Just like her creator, she has a real weakness for a funny man. These uptight girls, they do like them funny… It’s such a relief from being so intense yourself.”