Irish Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch reveals new musician boyfriend
Irish Harry Potter actress Evanna Lynch has gushed over her new boyfriend who goes by just one name - Andel.
The Louth native (25), who was cast as Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter franchise when she was just 14, currently lives in London and has a long-distance relationship with the singer/songwriter.
She split with ex-boyfriend Robbie Jarvis, whom she met on set nine years ago, earlier this year but insisted they are "still friends" and still go to vegan restaurants together.
But Lynch's new love is a "total meat-eater" which means they have to compromise when dining out.
"My boyfriend is a total meat-eater. He really challenges me on these things and I have to think more. I have certain rules like he's not allowed to eat baby animals when I'm around, so no lamb. But he always goes to vegan restaurants with me as well," she told the April issue of Irish Tatler.
As for what initially attracted her to the musician, she described him as her "best friend" and it might be early days for their romance, but they haven't shied away from gushing posts on social media.
"It's about, 'I like this person better than everyone else and they bring something to my life. I'm all about relationships being a real friendship. Checking every day seeing how they are and just having a best friend that you can really talk to.""
Lynch has been vocal about her struggles with an eating disorder in the past and she copes with recovery as an adult.
"I had an eating disorder in my teens. my mother said to me that I always had this kind of weird relationship with food and she was so glad to see that it has changed now. It's about more than just keeping me healthy, it's about my ethics and beliefs.
"Activism is not judgement, activism is making people think. It's about making them realise that is what they're supporting and asking, 'Are you okay with this?'"
She also explains her shopping "addiction", admitting she was on "all the VIP best shopper lists" for designers and department stores.
"It's a very privileged addiction to have but sometimes the thrill of having bought something would wear off as soon as I opened it and I would just send it straight back. It was then that I was like, 'this is really unhealthy. It would be when I felt out of control of my life and I needed something external to make me happy.
"Like any addiction."