Emma Watson says she's "self-partnered" instead of "single" and people are loving it

5 November 2019, 20:23

Katie Louise Smith

By Katie Louise Smith

In a new interview with British Vogue, Emma said: "I’m very happy [being single]. I call it being self-partnered.”

Back in 2014, it was Gwyneth Paltrow who popularised the term 'conscious uncoupling'. And now, in 2019, Emma Watson has just given us an alternative for 'single' which is... *drum roll* 'self-partnered.'

Speaking in a new interview with British Vogue, Emma opened up about the pressures of turning 30. Initially, the 29-year-old actress didn't think there was much of a big fuss about turning 30 until she began feeling "stressed and anxious" about where she was in her personal life.

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"And I realise it’s because there is suddenly this bloody influx of subliminal messaging around," she said. "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.”

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

The term has been met with both praise and eye rolls (and for predictable reasons, masturbation jokes) on Twitter.

While a handful of people aren't too convinced by the "pretentious" term, the majority of people are absolutely living for her refreshing take on the whole "single at 30" thing and the negative connotations that create all the pressure that Emma explained in the interview.

General consensus? Emma's new term is lowkey empowering. As one Twitter user said: "When you say you're single, people are like, 'Aw! Poor thing! We've got to find you someone!' But saying it this way says, 'I'm not with anyone, but I'm okay with that.' I think I like it!"

She might be on to something here, idk idk. Alexa, play Hailee Steinfeld's 'Love Myself'!

All together now: "All my self-partnered ladies, now put your hands up!"