Emma Watson and her boyfriend of almost two years, William “Mack” Knight, have reportedly called it quits. But, we have no idea when this happened. It could have happened months ago, yet the news is just being circulated. Why? Because she’s incredibly secretive when it comes to her love life. Emma has never even spoken about this relationship publicly, the pair has just been photographed together on numerous occasions over the past several years. The couple was first thought to be romantically involved in the beginning of 2016 when they took a trip together. The news may come as a shock to devoted fans of the couple, but it’s not surprising that Emma hasn’t addressed the break up herself.
She is one of many actresses who is not afraid to share her stance on politics or other causes she feels passionate about and has done so on numerous occasions. But, when it comes to her personal life, she keeps her lips sealed. While the Harry Potter star is on social media, her posts don’t give much insight as to whom she’s dating or what she likes to do on the weekends. As it turns out, there is a reason for that.
In an interview with People and Entertainment Weekly, Emma shared that the main reason for keeping her personal life out of the spotlight as much as possible has to do with her finding social media, she said “equal parts are depressing and terrifying and equal parts are empowering and thrilling.”
Emma continued, “I really draw a super conscious line between what is public and what is private, and that has kind of helped me maintain a certain degree of sanity because having people weigh in and give an opinion on absolutely everything about me would just destroy me as a human.” That’s not the only reason why the actress stays away from sharing everything she does, either. Emma has a difficult time understanding why people are so obsessed with capturing every single moment of her life. “It’s like…you’re posturing instead of living.”
As fun as it would be to follow Emma’s everyday life on social media, it’s completely understandable why she would like to keep certain things private – especially something like a break-up. It was reported that she had an incredibly difficult time after her split from Matthew Janney. At the beginning stages of her relationship with Mack, The Sun reported, “Mack is just a normal, down-to-earth guy who has nothing to do with Hollywood, and Emma loves that. She was left really hurt by her break-up with Matthew and it’s taken her more than a year to feel ready to start again with somebody.”
With Emma back in the single ladies club, we can’t wait to see what she does next whether it be professionally or catching a glimpse of her personal endeavors. Regardless, she’s a total queen and we have a feeling she’s going to find love again in the future.
This post was originally written on February 20, 2017. It has since been updated.