Emma Watson Spills The Beans About Her Relationship Status, Calls Herself ‘Self-Partnered’. And We Love It!
It’s been quite a few years since I have been in a committed relationship. And even though one might assume it is because I haven’t found anyone worth settling for, it may also be because I am not really looking anymore. There would be a time, when after the end of every relationship, I would find myself getting impatient to jump into the next. But after quite a few heartbreaks and encounters with countless fuckbois, I finally came to a point in life when I felt more content with myself. A feeling that I share (yes, me and famous people think alike) with the Harry Potter actress Emma Watson, as she recently discussed her love life.
In a thoroughly candid interview with British Vogue, Emma Watson, who has played the iconic role of Hermoine Granger in the famous Harry Potter series opened up about her present state of mind as she stands on the threshold of 30 and what she feels about her love life. She shared how, “I am dating, as in not one specific person, but I am going on dates … My friends are really good at setting me up. Even things that haven’t worked out romantically, some of my best friends are people I’ve gotten set up on a date with.” And we could very well relate to those words. Even though the only kind of people our friends have set us up with has made us question our friendship with them altogether, but we get the point.
She further went on to say, “I never believed the whole ‘I’m happy single’ spiel,” she added. “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,'” and honestly, this was the best way to put across this emotion. Often times, either due to peer pressure or because of our own sky high expectations from ourselves, we tend to underestimate just how sufficient we are, whether we have partner or not.
Emma explained how happy she was to be in a loving and acknowledged relationship with herself, which is something we all could learn from. From always being told to learn how to love ourselves, to actually being able to do it, Emma has given all of happily single people, renewed hope.
Touching on the topic of turning 30 and how it makes her feel, she said, “I was like, ‘Why does everyone make such a big fuss about turning 30? This is not a big deal,'” she told the magazine for their December cover issue. “Cut to 29, and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, I feel so stressed and anxious. And I realize 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.” And we wouldn’t disagree. The actress who will be seen acting in the film adaptation of Little Women has always been utterly relatable and maybe that is why, it when she puts it like that, we want to plaster the message all over social media.