This is the full J.K. Rowling interview that was making headlines last week. Note: she doesn’t say that Ron and Hermione could never have worked out, nor that she regrets pairing the two of them off, nor that she wishes she had had Hermione and Harry end up together instead — all of which I’ve seen claimed in various outlets that didn’t have access to the full interview.
The full thing is well worth a read, for any Potter fans out there.
But she does say that she regrets Ron and Hermione together, and that Hermione and Harry would have made a better fit. Mrrrrr.
BUT AT LEAST she puts the relationship counseling thing in better context.
I don’t see anything there about regret… Just that Ron/Hermione was originally conceived as wish-fulfillment and she decided to stick with the idea despite how “combative” the two could be towards one another. And I think she’s talking more about the characters’ natures when she says “In some ways Hermione and Harry are a better fit,” rather than that she thinks that she should have written the two of them getting together.