Emma Watson is singling out the word “single.”
In the December issue of British Vogue, the “Little Women” star revealed she prefers the term “self-partnered” when it comes to describing her relationship status.
“I never believed the whole ‘I’m happy single’ spiel,” the “Harry Potter” actress said. “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.”
The activist also opened up about the “incredible amount of anxiety” women face before they turn the big 3-0.
“I was like, ‘Why does everyone make such a big fuss about turning 30? This is not a big deal…’ Cut to 29, and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, I feel so stressed and anxious,’” Watson — who will reach the milestone next April — exclaimed.
“And I realize it’s because there is suddenly this bloody influx of subliminal messaging around,” she continued. “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.”
While speaking to Vanity Fair in 2017, Emma said she likes to keep aspects of her love life private in order to protect her romantic partners.
“I want to be consistent: I can’t talk about my boyfriend in an interview and then expect people not to take paparazzi pictures of me walking around outside my home. You can’t have it both ways,” she explained. “I’ve noticed, in Hollywood, who you’re dating gets tied up into your film promotion and becomes part of the performance and the circus. I would hate anyone that I were with to feel like they were in any way part of a show or an act.”
Watson previously dated actor Chord Overstreet and tech manager William “Mack” Knight.