Sunday 17 December 2017

Irish Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch reveals new musician boyfriend

Evanna Lynch attends the
Evanna Lynch attends the "Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them" World Premiere at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on November 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Evanna Lynch with boyfriend Andel
Evanna Lynch attends the Warner Bros Studio Tour on March 28, 2017 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
Evanna Lynch attends the National Film Awards on March 29, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
Evanna Lynch attends the First look at The Forbidden Forest, a new permanent expansion, opening 31st March, at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter - on March 8, 2017 in Watford, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Warner Bros. Studio Tour London)
Actress Evanna Lynch attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "The Legend of Tarzan" at Dolby Theatre on June 27, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Evanna Lynch as Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter
Actress Evanna Lynch attends Universal Studios' "Wizarding World of Harry Potter Opening" at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 5, 2016 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
Evanna Lynch at IFTA Awards 2016 at The Westbury Hotel & Mansion House, Dublin, Ireland
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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.

Evanna Lynch with boyfriend Andel
Evanna Lynch with boyfriend Andel

"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.

Evanna Lynch as Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter
Evanna Lynch as Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter

"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?'"

Evanna Lynch with boyfriend Andel
Evanna Lynch with boyfriend Andel

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."

Evanna Lynch attends the National Film Awards on March 29, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
Evanna Lynch attends the National Film Awards on March 29, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)

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