One of the most random celebrity couples of our generation, Emma Watson and Chord Overstreet, reportedly broke up last month, thus leaving a giant, tragic hole where their unlikely pairing once lived. Only a couple months in, and their relationship status could be defined by the first four letters in Chord’s last name. But before you start tearing up at the reminder of this sad news, there’s been a new development, which is what Emma and Chord might never have broken up in the first place.
A source says that Emma and Chord were together for six months, but she decided to break it off. They really “hit it off” in the beginning, even though they kept quiet about it, and that they spent a lot of time in Los Angeles together. Emma clearly didn’t pull out her wizard wand and wish seriousum relationship long-termicus, because she reportedly called it off. The source says that things just “didn’t work out” between them.
Emma’s rep refused to comment when asked about the alleged breakup. But the source believes that Emma confirmed the split in what is probably the most 2018 millennial way of announcing you’re officially over someone: by unfollowing him on Instagram.
I’d say this is just the most tragic, terrible, heartbreaking news, but that wouldn’t be totally true. Because I believe every breakup has its silver lining. For Emma, she got to see how long she could handle dating a dude named “Chord.” For Chord, he can now proudly say: “Hey, I’m not just that guy from Glee. I’m also that guy who dated Emma Watson.”
Allison Mack, who used to be known as the harmless unflavored microwave oatmeal blonde from Smallville and is now known as the alleged sex slave recruiter for a cult called NXIVM, is currently sitting in a NYC jail cell on sex trafficking and forced labor charges. Allison pleaded not guilty to the charges, and she and the leader of the sex slave cult, Keith Raniere, are both facing a life locked up in the clink forever. Allison is apparently looking to cut a plea deal with the feds (translation: Bitch is ready to spill it and turn on her former sex slave master), and as she does that, more bits of chunky messy details are popping up in this giant bowl of thick fuckery.
The Daily Mail was blessed enough to get pictures of Emma Watson linking hands with and gazing longingly at rando second-tier Glee actor Chord Overstreet in L.A. on Thursday. This would seem to verify that he’s putting his Snape into her Horcrux. Shout-out to Emma’s Harry Potter stans!
Despite a source telling the Mail they weren’t a thing, a “besotted” Emma’s face intheir photographic essay (“Emma and Chord: A Walk“) would beg to differ. “Besotted!” That means the D is passing muster and then some.
Clearly close, they smiled at one another, with Emma looking besotted as she leant her head towards Chord.
Emma and Chord attended Vanity Fair’s Oscar Party together last weekend, and a source told Page Six that they’re taking it slow. Emma’s obviously busy with her film career and Chord is probably equally busy…looking blond and pouty?
You might be wondering what the hell Emma Watson is doing with a Glee dude who is only memorable for a name that sounds like a line of snooty men’s footwear? Well, the heart wants what the heart wants. Emma seems like a nice, bright girl who refuses to accept a publicist probably urging her not to date below her celebrity stratum. Plus, everyone talking about which dude she’s on leads us further and further away from her and her temporary tattoo artist’s grammatical error.
PICTURE EXCLUSIVE Emma Watson holds hands with Glee's Chord Overstreet as pair go public with their romance https://t.co/pk0L1mbhNd
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) March 9, 2018
On Oscar night, Emma Watson had everyone confused in two ways. First, with the spelling of her temporary Time’s Up tattoo. Second with her alleged date, Chord Overstreet. Emma was seen leaving the Vanity Fair after-party. Sources tell Page Six that 27-year-old Emma and 29-year-old Chord are dating, but they’re keeping it on the down low for the time being. Know what I’m not keeping secret? The shock I feel every time I realize one of the teenagers from Glee is almost 30.
“It’s crazy but, yes, they are seeing each other, although Emma wants to keep things quiet and private.” Another source insisted of Watson and Overstreet, “They are friendly, but are not in a relationship.”
Emma and Chord were also seen at a show in L.A. together last month.
Emma has said before that she likes to keep her private life private, and part of that includes staying quiet when it comes to talking about who she may or may not be dating. So don’t expect to see a hazy picture of Chord with the caption “My King” followed by a million heart emojis on Emma’s Instagram. When asked for comment, reps for both Emma and Chord declined. But privacy or not, I can see why Emma might want to keep this one quiet for a while. Glee hasn’t had such a great time in the press recently. Waiting a little means there’s a better chance he might get famous for something else, and she can introduce him as something: “Chord Overstreet from some Marvel movie, and oh yeah, I guess he was also on Glee? I totally forgot.”
While the Golden Globes was all about #MeToo, BuzzFeed points out that the Oscars were a bit more relaxed with it. Ashley Judd, Annabella Sciorra, and Salma Hayek did talk about Time’s Up a bit during the ceremony, in Jimmy Kimmel’s opening monologue, he tore into Harvey Weinstein and how tone deaf Hollywood had been by joking, “Here’s how clueless Hollywood is about women. They made a movie called What Women Want and it literally starred Mel Gibson.” I’m sure that pissed off Mel’s BFF4L Jodie Foster, and I’m sure she wanted to hit Jimmy with her crutch over.
There seemed to be fewer Time’s Up pins on dresses and jackets. But Emma Watson tried to represent the movement with a most likely temporary tattoo, but she got dragged for not running her tattoo idea through Microsoft Word spellcheck because it lacked an apostrophe.
Her “Time’s Up” was a sad “Times Up,” which everyone knows is how you lose a fight in the family text thread. No matter if you made the most logical argument as to why you should get to skip Christmas at home this year, the first sign of lackluster punctuation shows you’re an ignoramus and everyone’s punching bag for the next seven years. Great work, Emma! Time’s Up is ruined because you missed apostrophe class at Brown!
Here’s more of Emma and her “Times Up” tattoo and baby bangs last night.