Emma Watson rejects the word single: "I call it being self-partnered"
Emma Watson may not be dating anyone at the moment, but she’s also not single. The Little Women actress, 29 years old, opened up to British Vogue for the December issue, speaking about the expectations placed on women, as well as the terminology she uses to refer to her current relationship status.
She added: “I call it being self-partnered.”
Watson—who previously dated Glee actor Chord Overstreet and tech manager William “Mack” Knight—said she landed on the term “self-partnered” after grappling with societal pressures placed on women when they turn 30, a birthday milestone she will reach in April.
The former Harry Potter star added, “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.”
In March 2017, Watson discussed her dating life with Vanity Fair, particularly how she tries to keep as much of it as private as possible, out of respect to her partner.
Watson got candid about her breakup from rugby player Matt Janney when talking to British Vogue in 2017, calling the experience “horrendous.”
Later in that interview, Watson reflected on her previous relationships, saying, “The boyfriends or partners I’ve had have generally made me feel really cherished. They’ve built me up. I certainly haven’t found that with doing all that I do or being all that I am, that I’ve struggled in my love life.”
This story originally appeared on People.com by Benjamin VanHoose.