Emma Watson Says She’s ‘Self-Partnered’ Not Single

It’s not unusual for celebrities to come up with their own words and terms. Think Drake with YOLO, Ja Rule with Clapback, Perez Hilton with Amazeballs, Tyra Banks and Smize, Gwyneth Paltrow and Conscious Uncoupling.

Now Emma Watson’s joining in on the fun by saying she is “self-partnered” rather than “single”.

The Harry Potter actress opened up to Vogue recently about turning 30 and the pressures that society puts on single, excuse me – self-partnered – women of a certain age.


She said: “I was like, ‘Why does everyone make such a big fuss about turning 30? This is not a big deal…’” she shares. “Cut to 29, and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, I feel so stressed and anxious. And I realise it’s because there is suddenly this bloody influx of subliminal messaging around.

“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 then added: “I never believed the whole ‘I’m happy single’ spiel.I was like, ‘This is totally spiel.’ It took me a long time, but I’m very happy [being single]. I call it being self-partnered.”


Emma Watson recently starred in an adaptation of Little Women with Meryl Streep and Laura Dern.

She spoke of their friendship prior to filming: ” What was really nice about working with Laura Dern and Meryl Streep was that the three of us knew each other way before we did Little Women. We met in activist spaces, so we had this allyship and solidarity as activists that had been part of a certain movement before we ever worked together.”

Keep doing you, Emma!

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