Emma Watson reveals how she overcame her 'horrendous' split from Matthew Janney

Emma Watson has opened up about her "horrendous" split from boyfriend Matt Janney in December, and revealed how travelled to a silent retreat in Canada's Rocky Mountains to help come to terms with the breakdown of the relationship.

Speaking in the September issue of Vogue UK, 25-year-old Emma admitted: "I felt really uncomfortable, even before my relationship ended, I went on a silent retreat because I wanted to figure out how to be at home with myself."

Emma Watson has opened up about her split from Matthew Janney

Emma and Oxford rugby star Matthew split at the end of 2014 after a year of dating. A spokesperson confirmed the break-up was down to the actress' "unrelenting work schedule", adding that things remained "amicable" between the pair.

Prior to that, Emma was in a long-term romance with fellow Oxford student Will Adamowicz – they dated from 2011 until early 2014.

Despite the pressures of her high-profile career, Emma maintains that her position as a Hollywood star and a global charity campaigner has not negatively impacted her romantic relationships.

"The boyfriend or partners I’ve had have generally made me feel really cherished. They've built me up," she said. "I certainly haven't found that with doing all that I do or being all that I am, that I've struggled in my love life. I just think it's very patronising towards men. It undermines them."

Emma and Oxford rugby star Matt dated for around a year

After a busy filming schedule, Emma has been enjoying some very rare time off recently. But she will soon be back on the big screen starring as Belle in the live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. She is also signed up to thriller The Circle, alongside Tom Hanks.

It's not just her film career keeping her busy; Emma has been making waves as an advocate for gender equality, gaining global attention this year with the HeForShe campaign.

Speaking about her role as a UN Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women, Emma said: "Part of me felt relaxed after I took on that position, it gave me a sense of belonging and purpose.

"Everything clicked into place in a way that it hadn't before. I understood what I'm here to do and knew where to channel as this energy that has been coming at me. I now feel this sense of peace. People say I am different since I did it."

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