Theo Walcott's Physiotherapist Beau Melanie Slade Prepares Harry Potter Return, Thanks to Aunt and Uncle

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Theo Walcott's Physiotherapist Beau Melanie Slade Prepares Harry Potter Return, Thanks to Aunt and Uncle

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The film "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," has been anticipated as another fantastic release because it is coming from J. K. Rowling and the director David Yates. Hard-working director David Yates along with his wife Yvonne Walcott Yates is hoping for the best response from the viewers. And looking at the hype the trailer has gained, why not?

Caption: J. K. Rowling and the director David Yates- the film "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."


Cameo from wife of Arsenal star, Theo Walcott

Interestingly, David's niece-in-law Melanie, who is Arsenal football star Theo Walcott's wife, will be enjoying a cameo role in the anticipated movie. If you may, Theo is the nephew of Yvonne, David's wife.  

To be starred as a cast of any film-related with Harry Potter is an achievement on its own. Over and above that, acting is one of Melanie's most deep-seated interests.

According to an insider, Melanie and Theo are euphoric with Melanie getting an opportunity  to be the part of the awaited movie

Apparently, she didn’t achieve the role just like that. She certainly had some acting and persuasion skills that made the director believe in her. And it's not Melanie's first Harry Potter experience as well. If you may, she enjoyed a small role in 'Harry Potter and The Half-blood Prince" in 2009 at age 20. In the movie, she was seen as a Hogwarts student/ witch during the "Gryffindor Quidditch Tryouts" scene beside Emma Watson's character Hermione. Then, she had landed the role because her then boyfriend Theo's aunt Yvonne had convinced David to gift Melanie a role.


Caption: Melanie can be seen with Uncle David and Aunt Yvonne during the Harry potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 World Premiere after Part in 2011


See Melanie is not your average WAG, a famous term to refer a footballer's wife or girlfriend. In fact, she is an established physiotherapist, ex-blogger, known model, events host and philanthropist. 

Caption: Melanie and Theo's fairytale-castle styled Italian wedding at the Castello di Vincigliata in 2013.

Melanie and Theo have been married happily and have made various happy appearances in public. Melanie has no reason to be less happy. Surely Theo’s contacts made it easier for her to get the role in the movie "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them". But you cannot take anything away from her, as she is an independent woman who has own successes in her life.

Melanie who had chosen Theo from her very teenage days must not regret now for it is somehow because of him that her dream is coming true. After having dated each other for such a long time, they have become the greatest well-wishers for each other. She also must be really grateful to have gotten the chance to work with Yates; a prolific icon in the entertainment industry.

‘Theo and I are clearly headed to mutual ambition along with accomplishing our individual goals’

Nobody knew Melanie (then a high-schooler) until her boyfriend Theo was selected in England's World Cup squad in 2006. Since then Tabloids have been comparing her to other WAGs. But she has always been a standout in such comparisons, still earning spotlights despite being a limelight-shy personality. No wonder, Victoria Beckham is her idol.

Believe it or not, she turned down Theo's gift, a £140,000 Ferrari, in 2010, which Theo gave her on the occasion of her birthday. Amazingly, she was happy with £20,000 white VW Beetle that he bought her for her 18th birthday.

Caption: Teenage sweethearts Melanie and Theo 

Melanie and Theo first met back in 2005 or 2006 when Melanie was 15 and Theo was 16. Melanie was then working at a shop located in West Quay shopping mall. She was outside the shop carrying a basket when Theo announced, "the basket is for phone numbers". Theo and his friend dropped their numbers into her basket and the rest is history. Melanie was impressed by his confidence and also by the fact that Theo mentioned his full name and details into her basket.

Melanie and Theo are certainly two inspiring beings both as individuals and as a couple. Melanie and Theo were conscious about each other dreams and career since the beginning. That is the reason they married after around 9 years of dating.     

Personality wise, Melanie is often referred to by the words such as "independent" and "well-behaved".

Caption: Theo and Melanie's 2014 born baby boy Finley Walcott, who went a heart surgery at just 8 weeks old. 

Speaking to ITV's Lorraine in March 2015, Melanie expressed that she would be happy if Finley could get a baby sister or brother soon.

We can clearly see the drive in her to make a mark for her career as an individual that is a bit too far from the shadow of Theo’s fame. Theo’s aunt Yvonne is also proud that they have selected her in their project. Everyone anticipates a good return from the movie! We are yet to watch if it is going to add to their net-worth a huge amount of wealth!