Emma Watson invents new term for being single as she prepares to turn 30

Albertina Lloyd
Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
Emma Watson has called herself 'self-partnered' (Credit: PA)

Emma Watson has declared herself ‘self-partnered’ as she admitted she is happily single.

The Harry Potter actress - who turns 30 in April next year - confessed she had been feeling “stressed and anxious” about entering her thirties without a partner, but she has now turned a corner.

Watson, 29, told British Vogue: ““I never believed the whole ‘I’m happy single’ spiel. 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.”

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The former child star admitted she had overcome anxiety to get to her current state of mind.

She said: “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. And I realise 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.”

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The self-proclaimed feminist - who plays Meg in Greta Gerwig’s new film adaptation of Little Women - split from tech entrepreneur William Knight in 2017 after a two year relationship.

Tom Felton taught Emma Watson to play the guitar (Credit: Tom Felton/Instagram)

In October this year she was photographed kissing a mystery man outside a bakery in London. There had previously been rumours she was dating Tom Felton, her Harry Potter co-star who starred as Draco Malfoy after they shared intimate pictures together on Instagram.

Last year Watson dated Glee star Chord Overstreet for around six months.

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