It's weird sometimes to see Daniel Radcliffe with a girl on his arm who's not Ginny Weasley. It's just so easy to forget that he's not actually the Boy Who Lived. But don't get too down on yourself if you didn't know that the actor was dating someone — Daniel Radcliffe and girlfriend Erin Darke have been together since 2012, and I only just found out — and this is my job! Radcliffe and Darke have done a good job keeping their relationship under wraps. My first reaction, of course, is heartbreak, because I still believe that I am the chosen one for The Chosen One, but it seems like Radcliffe is over the moon for the 29-year old actress and casting assistant, so I begrudgingly wish him well.
In an interview with Us Weekly last fall, Radcliffe, 25, got all sappy about his girl, saying, "I think that's the kind of relationship I always aspire to have with someone I'm in a relationship with. You want that person to be your best friend. In the case of Erin, we definitely are."
Well dang, yer a romantic, Harry. Radcliffe and Darke have been together since they met on the set of the film Kill Your Darlings, and even though they don't talk much about their relationship to the press, they both always look like they really, genuinely enjoy each other's company. Here are seven photos that prove that Dan and Erin don't just love each other, they like each other, and really are best friends.
1. Look at those smiles!
Those are the smiles of a couple with some very lame inside jokes. All they need are some half-heart, BFF necklaces.
2. They sweat together
You HAVE to be friends to work out with your partner without wanting to strangle each other, in my opinion, at least.
3. They coordinate
They just really, really love New York, OK? Don't tell me you've never started subconsciously dressing like your best friend.
4. They even have fun grocery shopping
Everything is fun when you're BFFs.
5. They're ALWAYS holding hands
'Cause when you're with your best friend, you don't care who knows you're obsessed with each other.
6. They hang out with their friends, together
You know someone is your lover and your friend when you can introduce them to your pals and they fit right in. In this case, the friend just happens to be Will Arnett.
7. They know how to let loose
This screenshots from when Darke and Radcliffe sang Eminem's classic "The Real Slim Shady" at a karaoke bar should give us all new standards for our relationships. It takes a true, perfect hybrid of romantic and platonic love to wild out at karaoke with your significant other for all the world to see. This video may as well have been a wedding announcement, because it really proves that the two are Made For Each Other (and better be on Lip Sync Battle real soon).