Emma Watson Is Not Single, She’s ‘Self-Partnered’
Emma Watson has described herself as “self-partnered” rather than single while discussing the pressure of turning 30.
The Harry Potter star, whose 30th birthday is in April, said she had a “tough” year because she “had all these ideas” about how life should be at her age.
In an interview with British Vogue, she said she previously couldn’t understand why everyone would “make such a big fuss about turning 30”.
But she admits that after turning 29, she began to feel “stressed and anxious” because of an “influx of subliminal messaging”.
“If you have not built a home, if you do not have a husband, if you do not have a baby, and you are turning 30, and you’re not in some incredibly secure, stable place in your career, or you’re still figuring things out… There’s just this incredible amount of anxiety,” she said.
The actress said she had never believed in what she called the “‘I’m happy single’ spiel” but now feels much more secure.
“It took me a long time, but I’m very happy [being single],” she said.
“I call it being self-partnered.”
The self-proclaimed feminist – who plays Meg in Greta Gerwig’s new film adaptation of Little Women – split from tech entrepreneur William Knight in 2017 after a two-year relationship.
In October this year, she was photographed kissing a mystery man outside a bakery in London. There had previously been rumors she was dating Tom Felton, her Harry Potter co-star who starred as Draco Malfoy after they shared intimate pictures together on Instagram.
Last year Watson dated Glee star Chord Overstreet for around six months.