Emma Watson is one of those celebrities who keeps her private life seriously private. That’s probably why all we know about her breakup is that it happened sometime in the last six months or so.
Watson and William “Mack” Knight were dating for about two years before their split, which was confirmed to Us Weekly by a source close to them. The couple was last seen together on May 25, and the insider could only say that Watson and Knight went their separate ways “sometime earlier this year.”
Yep, that’s all the detail we’re getting. Even Watson’s rep is staying very tight-lipped about this, only telling Us Weekly, “I’m afraid I don’t comment on my client’s personal life.”
There’s a pattern there. Watson doesn’t really comment on her own personal life. In February, she told Vanity Fair that she wants to keep news about her focused on her work, not what she does in her off time.
“I want to be consistent: I can’t talk about my boyfriend in an interview and then expect people not to take paparazzi pictures of me walking around outside my home. You can’t have it both ways,” she explained. “I’ve noticed, in Hollywood, who you’re dating gets tied up into your film promotion and becomes part of the performance and the circus. I would hate anyone that I were with to feel like they were in any way part of a show or an act.”
That was about the same time she stopped taking photos with fans because she didn’t want paparazzi to have a record of where she had been or what she had been wearing on any given day, so it’s safe to say she takes her privacy seriously.
That’s undoubtedly why this is the first we’ve heard of her breakup. We’re sure she’s doing fine, since she’s one of the strongest women around, but we’re sending her some good post-breakup vibes anyway.