J.K. Rowling Reveals Dumbledore and Grindelwald Had an ‘Incredibly Intense’ Sexual Relationship
J.K. Rowling has delved deeper into the complicated relationship between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald.
Rowling reveals that there was a “sexual dimension” to their bond, confirming that there was some reciprocity on Grindelwald’s part to Dumbledore’s affection.
In 2007, Rowling casually confessed that Dumbledore was gay during a Q&A session with Harry Potter fans.
Dumbledore used to be childhood besties with Grindelwald, though Dumbledore seemed to have more affection and a romantic attraction to Grindelwald than was reciprocated.
The two shared a vision of creating a world in which witches and wizards didn't hide from Muggles, but presided over a new benevolent world.
Their falling out came as a result of a three-way duel between them and Dumbledore's brother Aberforth that ended up killing his sister.
Dumbledore and Grindelwald didn't meet until 1945, when Dumbledore famously defeated Grindelwald in a duel and took the Elder Wand.