Is Emma Watson dating tech entrepreneur William 'Mack' Knight?

Gemma Strong

It looks like the New Year signalled the start of a new romance for Emma Watson. The 25-year-old actress is rumoured to be dating 35-year-old tech manager William 'Mack' Knight – and things seem to be going well for the new couple. According to reports, the British actress and her rumoured boyfriend recently enjoyed a seven-day getaway together in California's Big Sur coastal region, staying at the $10,000-a-week Post Ranch Inn and stopping by a local bakery where they enjoyed a wood fire pizza together.

"Mack is just a normal, down-to-earth guy who has nothing to do with Hollywood, and Emma loves that," a source told the Sun. "She was left really hurt by her break-up with Matthew (Janney) and it has taken her more than a year to feel ready to start again with somebody.

Emma Watson is reportedly dating William 'Mack' Knight

"They are really happy with each other and see each other whenever Emma does not have work commitments."

While news of the romance might be new to the public, it is not the first time the couple have been linked together. Back in October, Mack was seen escorting Emma to see the Broadway show Hamilton, a hip-hop musical about the Founding Fathers.

Mack was educated at Princeton, along with his identical twin brother Robert Tyson Knight, who also goes by his middle name. He graduated in 2003 and studied at Columbia Business School in Manhattan before moving to Silicon Valley. He now works for tech company Medallia, which sells software that processed customer feedback for businesses.

Emma's last relationship, with Oxford University rugby player Matthew Janney, came to an end in December 2014. Speaking to Vogue magazine after their split, Emma revealed how she came to terms with the break up. "I went on a silent retreat because I wanted to figure out how to be at home with myself," she told the publication.

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