Emma Watson looks enchanted as she breaks up with tycoon Sir Philip Green’s son in Venice

Emma Watson goes for a walk with Brandon Green, son of Sir Philip, in Venice yesterday afternoon

Holding hands in Venice, this is Emma Watson and the tycoon’s son who appears to have cast a spell on her.

The picture seems to confirm the long-rumored romance between the Harry Potter star and Brandon Green, son of controversial businessman Sir Philip Green.

Miss Watson, 32, wore a red and white dress with black sandals as she boarded a boat with Mr Green, 29, in the Italian city earlier this month.

A source previously told the Daily Mail that he was “courting” the actress who played Hermione Granger.

They were first photographed together last September disembarking from a helicopter in Battersea, London.

Miss Watson is said to have surprised friends with her relationship with Mr Green. It follows her split from businessman Leo Robinton after two years.

Although it seems they are happy together now, Miss Watson previously said she is content to be “self-partnered”.

“I never believed all the ‘I’m happily single’ stuff,” she told Vogue in 2017. “It took a long time but I’m happy [being single]. I call it self-partnership.’

Ms Watson has spoken out in favor of being

Ms Watson has spoken out in favor of being “self-partnered” – but may now change her mind

Wow!  In stunning shots released on Friday, Emma Watson, 32, resurrected her iconic pixie cut as she became the new face of Prada Beauty, praising

Wow! In stunning shots released on Friday, Emma Watson, 32, resurrected her iconic pixie cut as she became the new face of Prada Beauty, praising “femininity that defies convention”.

She also revealed that dating apps are “out of the question” when it comes to love. Instead, she relies on friends from college and “outside the movie”. “My friends are really good at tricking me,” she continued.

It comes as Miss Watson has been revealed to be the face of Prada’s latest fragrance campaign.

The fashion house posted a picture of the actress with a pixie cut – and said Miss Watson will be making her directorial debut with a short film to launch the campaign.

Gorgeous: The actress looked incredible in the artistic photos taken by Harley Weir for new fragrance Paradoxe, sporting pared-down skin makeup paired with bold eyeliner

Gorgeous: The actress looked incredible in the artistic photos taken by Harley Weir for new fragrance Paradoxe, sporting pared-down skin makeup paired with bold eyeliner

Before: Pictured July 4th

After: Pictured in the new Prada Beauty campaign

Before and after: Image left on July 4th; Pictured right in the new Prada Beauty campaign

Whimsical: Emma posed in various clothing items from the designer label

Whimsical: Emma posed in various clothing items from the designer label

Mr Green – who was on Tatler’s Best Choice list in 2014 – was once spotted playfully patting Kate Mos’ bottom while on holiday in St Barts.

Miss Watson is a vocal environmental activist – and Mr Green has also tried to live up to his last name.

A source previously said he invested to save the planet after his father’s Arcadia Group empire – which included Topshop, Dorothy Perkins and Burton – collapsed.

“He was very interested in biodiversity and saving the oceans,” they said. “He does a lot of charity work with both the Prince Albert Foundation of Monaco and the Princess Charlene Foundation.

“He has a keen interest in fitness and is involved with galas and charities that help the planet. He does frequent beach clean-ups and helps out wherever he can.’

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She has been committed to the environment for years.

So one can’t help but wonder what Emma Watson thinks about the green credentials of the family of the man she appears to be dating.

Brandon Green is the son of Sir Philip – the fast fashion mogul behind Arcadia Group. His empire collapsed in 2020 after sales were “severely impacted” by Covid.

Sir Philip is known for his lavish lifestyle, which includes polluting superyachts and private jets. The tycoon, who is worth £910million according to the Sunday Times Rich List, and his wife Tina are said to have owned a number of yachts. The largest, a 90-metre superyacht called the Lionheart, is worth more than £100m.

Sir Philip Green, Chloe Green and Brandon Green are pictured at London Fashion Week 2016

Sir Philip Green, Chloe Green and Brandon Green are pictured at London Fashion Week 2016

Sir Philip also reportedly took delivery of a Gulfstream G650ER private jet in 2016 for an estimated £46million.

His business decisions were also controversial. After selling BHS for just £1 in 2015, Sir Philip faced demands to be stripped of his knighthood. It went bust a year later with a pension deficit of £571m.

It all seems a far cry from eco-warrior actress Miss Watson.

During last year’s COP26 summit, she hid her favorite books on climate activism in Glasgow.

Miss Watson also spoke about the importance of sustainability in fashion. She has chosen ethically sourced clothing for red carpet appearances – the opposite of the relatively cheap and plentiful creations of Sir Philip’s former brand Topshop.

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