Harry Potter fans have gone wild over a sweet picture of former co-stars Emma Watson and Tom Felton hanging out together.
The actress, 29, and her one-time crush, 31 – who portrayed Hermione Granger and villain Draco Malfoy respectively in the wizard franchise – posted a snap to Instagram on Monday, which sent die-hard fans into overdrive.
The pair’s followers took to Instagram and Twitter in droves, claiming they could be dating and devising couple names such as ‘Dramione’ and ‘Feltson’ for the former child stars.
Could it be? Fans are convinced Emma Watson is dating Tom Felton following their reunion in South Africa (shared on Instagram) and say they will ‘die of happiness if it’s true’
DRAMIONE: It looks as though the fans are keen for the pair to become an official couple with fans making up new monikers for them in the comments section of the Instagram snap
One wrote: ‘If Emma Watson and Tom Felton are actually together, I’ll die of happiness.’
Another added: ‘I swear if tom felton and emma watson are dating i would be so happy.’
A fan said: ‘Let’s not forget the fact that Emma Watson used to have a crush on Tom Felton and I ship them from then on.when is tom felton and emma watson gonna be official.’
‘When is tom felton and emma watson gonna be official’, another mused.
Is he The One? Emma also shared a picture of him posing on the beach in LA, wearing a T-shirt which had the slogan ‘women do it better’
Iconic: The pair were catapulted to fame almost 20 years ago when, as young children, they were cast as Hermione Granger and villain Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films
One said: ‘Tom Felton and Emma Watson know EXACTLY what they are doing to the world when they post pictures together and they R E J O I C E of this power I stg.’
‘The only thing that keeps me going is that Tom Felton and Emma Watson are hanging out together (and I hope they’re dating. Pls)’, another begged.
MailOnline has contacted a spokesperson for both Emma Watson and Tom Felton for comment.
The pair were catapulted to fame almost 20 years ago when, as young children, they were cast as Hermione Granger and villain Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films.
Wishful thinking: Fans are keen to see Tom and Emma become official but it remains to be seen whether this would ever be the case
And Emma showed her friendship with Tom has endured over the years, with the new snap of them enjoying an impromptu guitar lesson in South Africa.
She also shared a picture of Tom posing on the beach in Los Angeles, wearing a T-shirt which had the slogan ‘women do it better’.
In the shot, shared on Tom’s Instagram account on Monday afternoon, the actor was seen guiding Emma on playing the string instrument as they sit together on a couch in a light-filled living room.
Wearing a pink-and-white striped ensemble, Emma appeared to be focused on mastering the skill as Tom helped her with finger placement on the guitar chords.
Friendship never ends: The pair, pictured a the New York premiere of Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban in 2004, have been friends for almost 20 years
In a sign that the casual lessons were moving in the right direction, screen star Tom captioned the image: ‘Quick learner x.’ [sic]
Their reunion comes months after they hung out together in California, relaxing on the golden shores of Los Angeles’ hip Venice Beach back in November.
As well as sharing a snapshot of the pair posing together as they basked in the glorious Southern California sunshine, Emma also uploaded a brief video of the pair skateboarding along the boardwalk together.
In the clip, the stars were shown whizzing along the shoreline on Tom’s board as he playfully told Emma: ‘Easy with the wobbling! Keep your feet still!’
‘They are!’ Emma responded, as she stood on the skateboard closely behind him.
‘You’re not,’ Surrey-born Tom jokingly shot back. ‘You’re dancing around on the board like a clown! Hang on tight!’
Pals: Emma and Tom also enjoyed a reunion on Los Angeles’ Venice Beach back in November, posing for a selfie which the actress shared on Instagram
‘I’m hanging on,’ the Beauty And The Beast star quietly replied, as the endearing video came to an end.
In the snapshot accompanying the video, the pair wore casual white T-shirts as Emma donned a flipped grey cap while Tom angled the camera for the perfect selfie.
Throwing her support behind Tom’s new YouTube Premium show Origin, which also stars Harry Potter’s Natalie Tena, she wrote: ‘Tom’s @origin_series is out on 14th November. Congrats dear friend. #TFToleratingmysubparskatingskillssince1999.’
While the pair have remained friends over the almost-20 years since they first started shooting inaugural Harry Potter film, Emma caused quite the stir back in 2011 when she revealed that she once had a crush on Tom.
Riding along: During their reunion, the pair also enjoyed a skateboard ride along the boardwalk
‘He totally knows. We talked about it – we still laugh about it. We are really good friends now, and that’s cool.’
Emma was recently in a relationship with businessman and tech CEO Brendan Wallace, who earlier this year was spotted out and about with Alexandra Daddario.
Meanwhile, Tom was spotted enjoying a passionate clinch with a blonde beauty last August during a night out on Venice Beach.
Rise to fame: The pair, pictured with co-stars (L-R) Robbie Coltrane and Rupert Grint in 2002, were catapulted to fame thanks to their respective roles in the hit movie franchise
Tom, who is known for keeping his romantic life largely private, previously dated Harry Potter co-star Jade Olivia for seven years.
The 32-year-old beauty took her on-screen romance with the star off-screen as she played the wife of Tom’s character Draco in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in 2011.
While the pair enjoying an array of romantic getaways and appearing on glitzy red carpet, Tom and Jade called it quits in early 2016.
Tom rose to fame after appearing as Harry Potter’s in-school nemesis in all eight films, based on the globally popular books by J.K. Rowling about The Boy Who Lived.
Carving out a successful career in acting after from the franchise, the Brit has since gone on to star in Rise of The Planet of The Apes and A United Kingdom.
It’s just a little crush: Paris-born beauty Emma caused a stir back in 2011 when she revealed that she once had a crush on Tom. Pictured together in July 2002