28 Magical Facts about Dumbledore You Probably Haven’t Heard Before
He had a complicated romantic relationship with Gellert Grindelwald
Before Tom Riddle, aka Voldemort, the most infamous dark wizard with a taste for power was Gellert Grindelwald. He tried to take over the wizarding world in the 1920s. Dumbledore met Grindelwald when they were teenagers and the two became very close. JK Rowling has since stated that Dumbledore is gay, meaning that this relationship was likely romantic in nature. But did Grindelwald love Dumbledore back? Can someone who loves power so much love another human? We’re not sure, but either way, things obviously didn’t end well for the pair, as Dumbledore was forced to duel him in 1945, ultimately sending him to Nurmengard to be imprisoned for the remainder of his life.