Even though the Harry Potter books came to a close when the seventh entry in the series was published in , that hasn't stopped author J. Rowling from adding to the larger lore of her wizarding world. With an Olivier and Tony-winning play that will probably live on the West End and Broadway for all eternity, and the Fantastic Beasts franchise chugging right along, Rowling has figured out how to mine her fantastical brain for content better than any blogger ever could. How does she do it? I am so tired. But despite being a genius at world-building, Rowling is notorious for retroactively adding details to her published stories , causing controversy both within the Harry Potter fanbase and the outside world of casual fans.
The renowned best-selling author has made a variety of declarations over the years, regarding both the wizarding world , as well as the characters she developed while writing all seven Harry Potter books. Related: J. It was passionate, and it was a love relationship. But as happens in any relationship, gay or straight or whatever label we want to put on it, one never knows really what the other person is feeling. Back in , the author first revealed that Dumbledore was gay, prompting anger among some, but eliciting an overwhelmingly positive response from the majority of fans worldwide. Though Dumbledore did state that he and Grindelwald were closer than brothers, it was indeed a tiny insight into the private life of a great character who still manages to intrigue fans after all this time.
Rowling 's Harry Potter series. For most of the series, he is the headmaster of the wizarding school Hogwarts. As part of his backstory, it is revealed that he is the founder and leader of the Order of the Phoenix , an organisation dedicated to fighting Lord Voldemort. Rowling stated she chose the name Dumbledore , which is a dialectal word for " bumblebee ",  because of Dumbledore's love of music: she imagined him walking around "humming to himself a lot".
Rowling has confirmed that characters Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald did have a sexual relationship. But as happens in any relationship, gay or straight or whatever label we want to put on it, one never knows really what the other person is feeling. Albus Dumbledore J.