Emma Watson refuses to feel anxious about turning 30 and being single

'Why does everyone make such a fuss? This is not a big deal.'

A round of applause for Emma Watson, please, for totally owning being single and approaching 30 – and for admitting she felt stressed and anxious because of society’s expectations about her baby-making movements.

The Harry Potter star will celebrate her milestone birthday in April 2020, and she has revealed turning 29 invited an ‘influx of subliminal messaging’ about where she should be in life.

‘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… there’s just this incredible amount of anxiety,’ she told British Vogue.

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Emma went on to say, ‘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’.

The actress was pictured kissing a ‘mystery man’ last month in London, and was also recently linked to her former Harry Potter co-star Tom Felton.

But today, Emma – who is set to star in the upcoming remake of Little Women – describes herself as ‘self-partnered’, in a phrase to rival Gwyneth Paltrow famously calling her divorce from Coldplay’s Chris Martin ‘conscious uncoupling’.

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Emma said she could never believe people could be happy and single but as she struggles to find a partner truly worth her while, she has accepted her own romantic situation.

She added, ‘I never believed the whole ‘I’m happy single’ spiel, I was like, ‘This is totally spiel’.’

Now, she says, ‘It took me a long time but I’m very happy [being single]. I call it being self-partnered.’

We all need more Emma in our lives.

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