Emma Watson Refers To Herself As ‘Self-Partnered’ Rather Than Single And She’s Never Been More Relatable

Despite the fact that it’s 2019 and humans should be evolved enough to know that romantic relationships aren’t the sole purpose of life, people still really seem to care about who everyone else is dating. This is particularly true for celebrities, and even more so for female celebrities like Emma Watson, who recently revealed that she’s not single, she’s “self-partnered.”


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Watson is turning 30 soon and in an interview with British Vogue, she admitted that she’s been feeling a little anxious about that, especially since she’s so far off the many milestones that society still tells women we should be aiming for: a husband, a house, and kids. However, she’s since come to a place of peace with her lack of relationship status and realized she’s all she needs in life.

“I never believed the whole ‘I’m happy single’ spiel,” she 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.”

First of all, love the term. It’s not easy to coin a meaningful new term, but “self-partnered” definitely fits the bill. Second of all, how relatable is Emma Watson? There are likely millions of young women (and men) out there who relate all too well with the struggle of being told you need someone else to complete you while working actively to complete yourself and enjoy that precious relationship.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Twitter lost their minds over Watson’s comment and immediately voiced their support.

As one user wrote, “It is simpler and more comfortable being on your own, doing your own thing. Happiness is more easily attainable. It all comes back to self-love and being content on your own with yourself, an important place to be at mentally and emotionally.” 

Another added, “The takeaway from this piece isn’t the term “self-partnered” but the fact that you can be a BAFTA recipient, UN goodwill ambassador, and beloved icon of a generation of women and people will still ask if you feel like a failure because you’re 30 and not married with kids.”

Of course, there were a few detractors who had negative things to say about Watson’s statement, but that’s to be expected. After all, bucking what remains somewhat of a societal norm is an affront to those who still subscribe to it, but screw that sexist crap. You go, Emma Watson!