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Emma Watson Unsubscribes To 'Forever Alone,' Describes Herself As 'Self-Partnered'

"It took me a long time, but I'm very happy."

Hollywood is full of high expectations – particularly when it comes to relationships and age. However, society’s often unrealistic expectations of famous women, in particular, is something actress Emma Watson refuses to subscribe to. 

In a recent interview with British Vogue, Watson admitted that while she is feeling “stressed and anxious” in the lead up to her 30th birthday, she’s content with her relationship status.

“I was like, ‘Why does everyone make a big fuss about turning 30? This is not a big deal,’” she said. “Cut to 29, and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, I feel so stressed and anxious.’”

“And I realised 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.”

Watson added that she doesn’t believe in “the whole ‘I’m happy single’ spiel.”

“It took me a long time, but I’m very happy (being single). I call it being self- partnered.”

Now, I know what you’re thinking – ‘self-partnered’ sounds like the same kind of mumbo jumbo Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow were peddling back in 2016 when they ‘consciously uncoupled.’

But Emma Watson makes a good point – instead of agreeing with the subliminal messaging and giving in to the pressure of having ‘it all,’ she’s intent on taking back control and making self-love a priority.

It’s not the first time Watson has put the best interests of women first, either. Over the course of her career, the Harry Potter actress has promoted education for girls, launched the HeForShe campaign which advocates gender equality, made many powerful speeches as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, and earlier this year, helped launch a legal advice line for people who has suffered sexual harassment at work.

Emma Watson is also a proud feminist. When she was accused of hypocrisy in 2017 for a photo published in Vanity Fair in which her breasts were partially visible, she said that feminism “is not a stick with which to beat other women.”

It’s a mantra that Emma Watson appears to live by, acknowledging that women should support other women, whether they are happily married, shacked up or self-partnered.

Another Brunette Starlet Proves This Year's Hottest Accessory Is Pete Davidson's BDE

Davidson's got another brunette starlet on his arm.

Serious question: what sort of magic fairy-dust encrusted unicorn superpower is Pete Davidson hiding in his pants? The 25-year-old comedian stepped out with Cindy Crawford’s model daughter Kaia Gerber this week, proving his BDE is stronger and more powerful than ever before.

Davidson was photographed leaving the apartment of Gerber just one week after parting ways with yet another brunette starlet, Margaret Qualley. 

The comedian’s short-lived romance with Qualley (who also happens to be the daughter of actress Andie McDowell) came hot off the back with Davidson’s fling with actress Kate Beckinsale, who is 21 years his senior.

Then there’s Davidson’s speedy engagement to singer Ariana Grande in 2018, and his long-term relationship with Larry David’s daughter Cazzie David throughout the two years prior.

So, what’s the deal? Why does Pete Davidson have such a knack for landing gorgeous brunette celebrity offspring? Does it come down to his BDE? 

Pete Davidson’s BDE was a term first coined in a since-deleted tweet from 2018 which read, “Pete Davidson is 6’3 with dark circles, exudes big dick energy, looks evil but apparently is an angel, and loves his girl publicly but the only thing wrong w him is that he’s a scorpio but anyway…id married him within a month too.”

In a piece for The Cut, Allison P. David explained the concept of Pete Davidson’s BDE, writing “what we’re talking about is really more of an aura, a vibe.”

“There are men with Big Dicks, but who do not ooze BDE. There are men with average to little ones who can have so much BDE you’re surprised to find that their wang does not touch their knee,” she added. 

Other celebs who have been labelled as having BDE include Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, and the late great Carrie Fisher – proving the phenomenon is not exclusive to men.

So there you have it, there’s no explanation other than Davidson is quite simply basking in his well-deserved BDE and racking up a dating history of brunette babes in the process. Quite frankly, I’m proud of him.

Learn From The Bachelorette And Don't Buy Socks For Someone Who Hates Feet

Thanks I hate it.

This week, The Bachelorette offered us all an important life lesson in the art of gift giving: don’t buy socks for someone who hates feet. In fact, don’t buy socks as a gift – ever!

I know what you’re thinking – this is so insanely trivial – but the lesson here runs far deeper than the stitch on a rainbow-coloured toe sock, so hear me out. 

The Bachie is socking it to us.

During last night’s ep, Angie returned from her firefighting date with bald Insta hottie Ryan and, as expected, legit firefighter Jamie was seething. 

“I’m absolutely gutted. I really thought that date was mine,” he said. I’m not going to lie – I really thought Angie would pick the only actual firefighter in the competition for a date which involved 99.9% firefighting, but hey, everyone makes their choices.

Instead of having whinge, legit firefighter Jamie thought he’d go for the lesser of two evils and approach Angie with a really, really, really weird gift. “I have this amazing gift for Angie so she can see how much I care about her,” he blindly promised us, holding up the box and winking. 

Angie opened the box, and immediately, we knew it was bad news. It’s a pair of socks – not a tasteful pair of black socks, or those white ankle ones everyone wears with sneakers, it’s a pair of god awful RAINBOW SOCKS. 

Before Angie can ask Jamie WTF he was thinking, he quickly explains, “when we were on the group date the other day, Yvie said something about you not liking your own feet.”

“It’s not about covering up your flaws. I think everything about you is beautiful,” he said. “When you’re having a really bad day, that night you go put these socks on, you go to sleep and the next day you wake up with nothing but love and positivity in your heart. Because after every storm, there’s always a rainbow.”

I’ll give it to Jamie – his words were sweet, but SOCKS – really, mate? If someone makes a comment about hating their own feet, why would you draw attention to them with rainbow socks, then explain it’s not about covering them up (which is exactly what socks are for).

Jamie socking it to Angie highlights a deeper issue of selective listening – of all them gem’s her BFF Yvie probably dropped, you ran with the feet comment? And it also confirms what we’ve all known for thousands of years – socks are a shitty gift. Sorry. 

Angie’s awkward “thankkkk youuu” to Jamie’s gift spoke volumes, in my opinion. It was a bold move from the emotional firefighter, but when it came to the rose ceremony, Angie let him stay for yet another week. It’s the thought that counts, I guess?

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