Is it true that you were Harry Potter's first girlfriend?
Ginny: Well, at least that's what he says...
CosmoWitch: And who was your first boyfriend?
Ginny: Michael Corner, a school mate.
CosmoWitch: When was your first sexual experience?
Ginny: [widening her eyes] People really answer that?
CosmoWitch: All the time.
Ginny: I had a very traditional upbringing: it was on my wedding
CosmoWitch: Everybody knows the story of how you came to know Harry
Potter and how you became involved with Severus Snape. What we want
to know now is, when and how did you realise there was a chance
that the three of you could have a polyamorous relationship?
Ginny: Severus and I were walking on the street when Harry almost
stumbled over me [laughs]. The next day, Harry came to visit us
and brought a present for our baby-to-be (I was seven months pregnant).
I knew Severus loved Harry. I still loved Harry, and believed Harry
still loved me too. Then I noticed the way Harry looked at Severus,
and... I could see the sparks flying... When Severus invited Harry
to be our baby's godfather, I knew there was a strong possibility
that we three would end up together.
CosmoWitch: How did you and your husband convinced Harry Potter
to join you?
Ginny: We invited Harry to spend Easter with us and... you know
how those things go.
CosmoWitch: You seduced him. [laughs]
Ginny: Or he seduced us!
CosmoWitch: Do you believe that multiple relationships like yours
would be the rule in the future? Are you inaugurating a new era?
Ginny: We don't want to start any trends. We just love each other
and want to live together in peace, without having to fight anyone.
We're not saying one type of relationship is better than others
per se. We have chosen to be a triad because this seems the best
option for us now.
CosmoWitch: When you say "now" you are implying that
this relationship may not last?
Ginny: Oh, no, that's not what I meant. But yes, people change,
life changes. Even the best seer can't foresee all the future possibilities.
CosmoWitch: How did you manage to hide the secret about your twins
from everyone for almost a year?
Ginny: Our closest friends and relatives knew, and they helped
us a lot. It wasn't difficult. We're discreet. The only problem
was that I had to give birth to the twins at home, instead of going
to St Mungo's.
CosmoWitch: Wasn't it too risky, both for you and the babies?
Ginny: Oh, no. Clara... Mrs. Atwell, who worked for many years
at St Mungo's and has a lot of experience with childbirth, helped
us. Thanks to her, everything went well, and we could have our babies
in a cosy, familiar atmosphere. In spite of Severus's and Harry's
CosmoWitch: How are people reacting to the disclosure of your secret?
Ginny: The press has explored the issue in a sensationalistic way,
but that didn't surprise us. We have received criticism by people
who think we're doing what we're doing just to make the news. They
say that especially about Harry, which is terribly unfair, because
Harry never wanted to be famous. But we've been receiving a lot
of support, too.
CosmoWitch: After your bombastic revelations of past July, your
family disappeared for about two months. Where were you during this
Ginny: We planned everything thoroughly. We went to a country house
in Aquitaine, France, that my older brother and my sister-in-law
lent us. We spent two months there, during Harry's holidays, but
we didn't lose contact with the British Wizarding World. A friend
of ours sent us the newspapers and the correspondence. We wanted
to say away from the confusion to protect our children, but we didn't
want to lose contact with our reality, because we knew we would
have to come back two months later, as we did.
CosmoWitch: You returned about two months ago. Has it been difficult
to lead a normal life since then?
Ginny: Well, we're wizards. We've been using all our resources
to protect ourselves. Now things are calming down. I've even decided
to give you this interview!
CosmoWitch: Oh, but it wasn't easy to contact you!
Ginny: [laughs] I suppose it wasn't!
CosmoWitch: Why have you agreed to be interviewed by CosmoWitch?
Ginny: Because your editorial line seemed more open-minded than
the other magazine's.
CosmoWitch: CosmoWitch is, indeed, a magazine for
modern women, for bold women like you, who discuss the real problems
we face in the Wizarding World. Speaking of that, how are you preparing
your children to be active in the modern world when they become
Ginny: I'd like my children to have a normal upbringing. That seems
to be an impossible dream right now, but I hope that with time the
media and the people in general will understand that we're just
normal people like they are.
CosmoWitch: Do you have any complaints about the way the media
has been covering your story?
Ginny: As I said before, the coverage has been too sensationalistic.
I'm especially angry with the way some newspapers and magazines
have been treating Severus, by raising negative issues related to
his past as a Death Eater. Severus has already paid for his mistakes
and, in my opinion, he should be considered a War hero and respected
CosmoWitch: Let's talk about your relationship. How do you make
decisions in your household? Does everyone have a say? Who is the
ultimate authority? When there is a dispute, how it is resolved?
Ginny: We try and decide everything by consensus. We aim to have
an egalitarian relationship and respect our personal preferences.
When we disagree, we have to arrive at a compromise solution. But
that happens with the presumed normal couples, too.
CosmoWitch: What happens when one of you feels excluded, or jealous
of the other two?
Ginny: Oh, when that happens, we have to reaffirm our commitment
to each other as a triad. We have to reassert that we want to "work"
as a triad. It's not easy, but I'll say it again: this kind of problem
also exists in a "normal" couple.
CosmoWitch: Did you feel jealous of your husband, before Potter
came to live with you?
Ginny: Severus never gave me any reason to be jealous.
CosmoWitch: Was there someone else in his life before you?
Ginny: I don't want to comment about that.
CosmoWitch: There are rumours that Severus Snape might have had
a crush on Lily Potter, Harry's mother...
Ginny: I'll not discuss Severus's love life.
CosmoWitch: There are also rumours that, in his youth, he might
have had a relationship with Lucius Malfoy.
Ginny: What? [she widens her eyes] Lucius Malfoy?
I know nothing about it. You'll have to ask Malfoy or Severus.
CosmoWitch: How good is the relationship between your first daughter
and Harry Potter?
Ginny: Julia loves her godfather, and Harry is like a second father
to her. They get along perfectly well.
CosmoWitch: Is sex between three people better than between just
Ginny: [laughs] What an indiscreet question to ask! You know, sometimes
we have sex just between two of us... Let's say that... there's
a time for everything.
CosmoWitch: Do you feel privileged for having two "husbands"?
Ginny: We love each other, and they are wonderful men, so yes,
I feel privileged. But I don't want to give the impression that
having two "husbands" is better than having just one,
because that's not always true. Like I said before: every person
has to choose the relationship that most suits her or his needs.
CosmoWitch: The question our readers most want you to answer: how
is Harry Potter in bed?
Ginny: Why do your readers want to know that?
CosmoWitch: Oh, you know how it is: people tend to identify themselves
with their heroes.
Ginny: I see... But this is a kind of objetification. It's sad.
We're normal people, we're not special. Er... This is a very personal
interview. It's over soon, right?
CosmoWitch: Ah, but you're doing great. Just another question,
okay? Do you need to take some deep breaths?
Ginny: No, let's just go through it.
CosmoWitch: Living with two men. Please provide one surprising
Ginny: Oh, but I live with four men, now! I'm used to it:
I was raised among six brothers. Well, let's just say that living
with Harry and Severus is incredibly funny. They are incredibly