- Emma Watson just called herself “self-partnered” as opposed to single.
- Twitter really does not know how to feel about Emma’s choice of words!
I don’t know about y’all, but I absolutely love and stan the living crap out of Emma Watson. I mean, look at her! She ascended to the spotlight at a young age thanks to the Harry Potter franchise, managed to keep a level head through it all, got herself an amazing education, and decided to stay unproblematic AF in both her regular life and dating life. Well, kinda.
If you haven’t keeping a massive watch on Emma, you may have missed the fact that she was caught kissing a rather cute mystery man after grabbing food from a bakery in London, and it made literally everyone on the internet think she had a new man! (Dramione shippers, I am so sorry.) But as it turns out, Emma completely dispelled those dating rumors in her recent interview with British Vogue.
In the interview, Emma discussed her upcoming 30th birthday and how she used to feel so pressured by the milestone because she is unmarried and doesn’t have a child. Thankfully, Emma doesn’t feel this way anymore, but it really used to get under her skin!
“Why does everyone make such a big fuss about turning 30? This is not a big deal…” she told the magazine. “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 then Emma took a moment to explain that she is single as a Pringle right now. “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.”
It’s not called being single anymore, you guys, it’s ~all the rage~ now to call it “self-partnered!” Naturally, this sent the citizens of Twitter into a tizzy about Emma’s verbiage, and the response to her *ahem* iiiiinteresting choice of words was rather mixed.
Thanks to Emma Watson the term ‘self-partnered’ will now be over-used on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/ZiKgdIXfFi
— Alex Newman (@23Newms) November 5, 2019
Emma Watson’s Beyonce cover:
— Buzz Bingo (@Buzz_Bingo) November 5, 2019
I think she has a positive way of thinking about being single. We could also use the term “self-partnered” to mean to look after oneself and do what is right for us as individuals. #EmmaWatson #Quotes #Film #Movies #Actresses #Lifestyle https://t.co/KbrA69apku
— Rising Phoenix Visual and Performance Arts (@cain_aldred) November 5, 2019
The fact that ACTUAL EMMA WATSON felt pressure to have her shit together by 30 is pretty telling. But surely using a term like “self-partnered” is only creating more stigma? Just say you’re single, love. It’s grand. https://t.co/dLbdz9QdeR
— Hazel Hayes (@TheHazelHayes) November 5, 2019
Emma Watson describes herself as ‘self-partnered’ rather than single. I describe myself as ‘self-centred’ rather than selfish.
— Tony Shepherd (@tonysheps) November 5, 2019
emma watson: “i’m very happy being single. i call it being self-partnered”
my single arse hyping her up: pic.twitter.com/PnPwDhUtWz
— jessie (@grangerslight) November 4, 2019
All about being ‘self partnered’, I’m happy and single. Just because I’m nearing 30 does not mean I need to be married with kids. Thanks for coining this phrase Emma Watson ❤️
— Hannah Tucker (@h_tucks) November 5, 2019
Something tells me this phrase will be beyond used in 2020. Can’t…wait!
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan US.