For Emma Watson, being single is a state of mind.
The Harry Potter and Little Women actress revealed that she prefers to call herself “self-partnered” instead of “single” in an interview with British Vogue.
“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.”
This clarification was in the context of a discussion of the pressures and anxieties around turning 30, a birthday Watson will meet head-on in April.
The term resonated with fans online.
emma watson: “i’m very happy being single. i call it being self-partnered”— jessie (@grangerslight) November 4, 2019
my single arse hyping her up: pic.twitter.com/PnPwDhUtWz
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
Today I am going to deliver Maya Angelou books to the New York subway. Then I am going to fight even harder for all the things I believe in.— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) November 9, 2016