Molly and Arthur Weasley: The Ultimate Power Couple
In honor of Spouses Day, I thought I’d look at the most prominent and kindest married couple in the series: Molly and Arthur Weasley.
Molly Weasley (née Prewett) met Arthur Weasley while they were both at Hogwarts. They eloped shortly after they graduated (during the time Voldemort was taking over the wizarding world). They went on to have seven children and fight in the Order of the Phoenix, all the while supporting, respecting, and loving each other. Despite their hardships, their marriage was a stable thing, constantly anchoring them and their loved ones.
Molly supported Arthur time and time again with his work. Even though she didn’t understand his fascination with Muggle artifacts, she encouraged him because she knew it made him happy.
I tell him it’s just silly to miss dealing with spark plugs and toasters and all the rest of that Muggle rubbish” (HBP 85).
Likewise, Arthur supports Molly too, especially when it comes to raising and disciplining their children.
‘Your sons flew that car to Harry’s house and back last night!’ shouted Mrs. Weasley.
‘What have you got to say about that, eh?’
‘Did you really?’ said Mr. Weasley eagerly. ‘Did it go all right? I — I mean,’ he faltered as sparks flew from Mrs. Weasley’s eyes, ‘that — that was very wrong, boys — very wrong indeed. . . .’” (CoS 39)
He may be a more laid-back parent than Molly is and not always understand her, but he still supports her.
They take pride in each other’s achievements. Molly’s delight with Arthur’s new job shines through the pages of the book. She was clearly proud of her husband and wanted to share this with everybody.
I don’t know whether Ron’s told you in any of his letters — it’s only just happened — but Arthur’s been promoted!’
It could not have been clearer that Mrs. Weasley had been bursting to say this” (HBP 84).
Their strong relationship came about from their love for each other. It was because of this and their strong bond that they were able to raise seven amazing children, care for whomever comes into their home, and fight alongside each other in the Second Wizarding War.
Yes, well, your father and I were made for each other” (HBP 93).
Arthur and Molly are the ultimate couple. They value their relationships with their loved others over money. Despite their bickering, they support and are there for each other through whatever obstacles come their way, and are stronger for it.