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J.K. Rowling and Jessica Williams celebrate joint birthday

By Admin / Published On Wednesday, 02 Aug 2017 19:21 PM / No Comments / 69 views

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling set the Internet buzzing on Tuesday after sharing a photo of herself celebrating her birthday with former Daily Show star Jessica Williams.

The writer and the comedy actress were both born on July 31 and they got together this past Monday for a joint party.

Rowling turned 52 while Williams turned 28.

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Fast friends: Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling shared this photo of herself and comedy actress Jessica Williams celebrating their joint birthday Monday

Fast friends: Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling shared this photo of herself and comedy actress Jessica Williams celebrating their joint birthday Monday

The photo Rowling shared on Twitter showed the pair sitting at a dining table each with a birthday cake and lit candles in front of them.

Williams is wearing a tiara while Rowling explained she wasn’t because ‘my tiara really pinched’. 

The comedienne, who worked for Jon Stewart on his Comedy Central show, is wearing a pretty floral sleeveless dress in the pic.

The Fantastic Beasts novelist wears a pastel long-sleeved floaty number and statement earrings. 

Face to face: The two women met for the first time on July 20, as documented by Williams on Instagram. They have been pals since 2013 after Rowling reached out to Williams via Twitter

Face to face: The two women met for the first time on July 20, as documented by Williams on Instagram. They have been pals since 2013 after Rowling reached out to Williams via Twitter

'My birthday sister': The pair exchanged public birthday greetings on July 31, 2015 on Twitter

‘My birthday sister’: The pair exchanged public birthday greetings on July 31, 2015 on Twitter

The two women first became friends via Twitter in 2013, as Williams recounted to Stephen Colbert on CBS’s The Late Show last week.

Rowling had spotted that they shared a birthday and sent her a message on the day.

Williams revealed the author told her: ‘I think you’re funny, brave and courageous, and I always know it’s going to be a good ‘Daily Show’ when you’re on. And I was just like, sobbing.’

They publicly exchanged birthday greetings in 2015 on Twitter.

They met for the first time this past July 20, with Williams documenting the occasion on her Instagram

As for which Hogwarts House Williams would be a member of? She reveals Rowling chose to put her in Gryffindor. 

Williams is currently promoting her new comedy film The Incredible Jessica James.

Spilled beans: Former Daily Show correspondent Williams spoke about her friendship with the Fantastic Beasts novelist while promoting her new film on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Spilled beans: Former Daily Show correspondent Williams spoke about her friendship with the Fantastic Beasts novelist while promoting her new film on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

 

 

 

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