Emma Watson is toasting a new year with a new romance or so say reports that she's been seeing William 'Mack' Knight, a 35-year-old Silicon Valley tech manager. Always one to prefer dating outside of Hollywood, the 25-year-old actress and her "normal" new beau reportedly enjoyed a week away together at Big Sur's romantic Post Ranch Inn, which costs a whopping $10,000 a week. The pair was spotted enjoying a pizza together at a local bakery.
"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.
"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. In October, Mack escorted Emma to see the Broadway show Hamilton, a hip-hop musical about the U.S. 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.