Scarlett Johansson has worked her way into being a popular actress in Hollywood, but has it all come at the cost of her sweet pure image in the world of Jewish media.
Over the last 15-years, Johansson has been involved in a series of romances, leaving a trail of famous broken hearts, which include Jared Leto, Jude Law, Ryan Reynolds, Sean Penn in addition to others.
In reference to the actress’ love life, one actor told The Post, “Scarlett likes to be in control. Then, when she gets it, she gets bored.”
She entered a steamy romance with actor Colin Jost, who stars as the co-anchor on Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update,” before her second divorce was even finalized in September from the father of her 3-year-old daughter Rose, French journalist Romain Dauriac. Back in May, Page Six was the first to report Johansson and Jost kissing at the Rockefeller Center skating rink during SNL’s wrap party. According to Page Six, “Since then, they’ve been spotted in the Hamptons over the Fourth of July and Labor Day, outside the SNL season-opener afterparty at Tao in September, and on Oct. 28 at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston — with Johansson, 32, playing the dutiful girlfriend as the 35-year-old comedian performed.”
A SNL insider told Page Six, “Colin’s a total good guy, not a ladies’ man at all.”
On the other hand, Johansson has spent the last 10-years putting to practice the quote she gave to Playboy earlier this year, which was, “I don’t think it’s natural to be a monogamous person.”
Entertainment lawyer Kevin Yorn was seen in Manhattan holding hands with Johansson in June. Then in September, a source told People that their “relationship is complex and goes far back.” Yet another romance this year occurred between Johansson and her co-star in “Avengers” Chris Evans.
The SNL insider said that despite all this, Jost puts Johansson “on a pedestal — it’s all about her. He’s just afraid he’ll f–k it up.”
However, according to Page Six, what Jost should be worrying about is when she will get bored with him.
The news outlet reports, “Since her teen years, when she was a student at the Professional Children’s School on the Upper West Side and dating classmate Jack Antonoff — now a music producer and the boyfriend of Lena Dunham — Johansson has rarely been on her own. In 2003, the year she was nominated for two best actress Golden Globes, for ‘Lost in Translation’ and ‘Girl With the Pearl Earring,’ the then-19-year-old paired off with actor James Holzier. But reports from the next year included a fling with ‘The Conjuring’ star Patrick Wilson, hookups with Jude Law and possible elevator sex with Benicio Del Toro at a Chateau Marmont party following the Oscars.”
The incident was never directly denied by Johansson, but she did later on say, “I went home alone that night to my mom’s house.”
In 2016, she revealed to Cosmopolitan that “long ago, I had someone in my life who was forever unavailable … but, like, so attractively unavailable.” The man that she is referring to has been predicted by sources to be Law, who in 2004 was engaged to Sienna Miller.
Next came Jared Leto. Someone who was in Johansson’s social circle at that time told Page Six, “When she was with Jared, they were very playful with one another. He was supercool, easygoing … loved to have a good time. He liked to joke around. She thought he was funny.”
Despite that fact that Leto was 13 years older than Johansson, she got tired of him acting like a child. “She was always [more] mature, and things just fizzled with them.” Although, it is said that the couple rekindled in 2012 for a quick fling.
Feeling lonesome on the set was the reason for Johansson’s next boy toy, her co-star in “Black Dahlia” Josh Hartnett. The source told Page Six, “[They] spend a lot of time in hotel rooms, alone.”
From 2005-2006, Johansson and Hartnett had a quiet romance with much of the time spent dressing inconspicuously and hanging out at Lower East Side hotspots, including Max Fish bar. Their eventual breakup is attributed to conflicts in their schedules.
Later on, Harnett told Elle some advice about becoming romantic with co-stars. He said, “I don’t recommend it to young actors. You can make a lot of enemies in the business that way.”
Page Six reports, “In 2007, rumors swirled of a hookup between Johansson and Justin Timberlake after she appeared in his video for ‘What Comes Around … Goes Around.’ But things changed when Johansson found love that same year with actor Ryan Reynolds. The two avoided appearing on the red carpet together and reportedly kept their engagement a secret for months before announcing it in May 2008. When they wed in September of that year, on Vancouver Island, she was just 23 and he was 31. During the marriage, Johansson landed one of the roles that would help make her the highest-grossing actress in the world, Black Widow — signing on in 2009 to play the role in ‘Iron Man 2,’ which would go on to gross more than $620 million worldwide. Months later, Reynolds announced his own superhero movie, ‘Green Lantern.’”
A publicist told The Post that Reynolds became envious of his wife’s successful career: “They weren’t on equal footing at that point, and it created tension.” The two also had very different personality types, which led to many conflicts.
By 2010 the couple were rarely together, despite having a home in common in Los Angeles. Reynolds was in New Orleans for the filming of “Green Lantern,” while Johansson was performing in “A View From the Bridge” on Broadway eight times a week.
The publicist told The Post, “He was afraid she was having affairs. Meanwhile, he got close to Blake [Lively, now Reynolds’ wife] while shooting ‘Green Lantern’ — while he and Scarlett were still married.”
By the end of 2010 the coupled announced that they were separating, and were officially divorced the following year. In an interview with Cosmo, Johansson suggested that it’d be a bad idea to date another actor. She said, “If one person is more successful than the other, that also proves challenging. There may be a competitive thing.”
Weeks after their separation, Johansson hooked up with bad boy Sean Penn, after meeting at the Chateau Marmont in January 2011.
A friend of Penn told Page Six, “She sure met her match with Sean. He’s like Scarlett’s male counterpoint: Neither one of them’s single for long, but marriage doesn’t suit [them].”
Penn was nearly twice her age and not the best of boyfriend material. Penn’s friend said, “Sean just doesn’t trust women. He feels like women haven’t treated him right. And they all feel the opposite.”
According to Page Six, “Johansson’s next paramour, Manhattan ad exec Nate Naylor, was a pointed attempt to avoid actors. The two hit up such 2012 hot spots as Gemma, Sway and Le Baron, but Johansson moved on within a year. Her shift away from Hollywood dudes continued when the actress met the man who would become her second husband, through a tattoo-artist friend. Romain Dauriac had been the editor of a Paris art magazine and managed a creative agency. While the pair conducted much of their courtship in NYC, they were living part-time in Paris by the time daughter Rose Dorothy was born in 2014. They married in October of that year at a Montana ranch, where they also attended a rodeo at which Johansson sang the national anthem.”
In 2015, she told Parade that for a marriage to work, “He has to be in a field that’s completely different from yours … What’s important to him is the recognition that he gets from his job, and that has nothing to do with my job.”
Unfortunately, this marriage didn’t work out either. One agent in Hollywood who knows Johansson told Page Six, “She went into her marriages optimistically. With Ryan: too hard to be with another actor; with Romain: too hard not to be.”
The Post was told by a French source that Johansson’s career caused tensions. “[Dauriac] was a stay-at-home dad on Mom’s schedule — he had to fly to sets whenever Scarlett beckoned. Eventually he got tired of being a back-seat husband.”
Earlier this year when Johansson said their relationship was “irretrievably broken” and publicly announced their divorce, insiders said that this surprised Dauriac.
One fellow actress who’s in Johansson’s inner circle told The Post, “She’s a bit of a badass in real life, too. Scarlett just does what she wants.”
Now it is all about Jost. Sources say that she has already met his friends and family, which means they are really serious.
However, one of Johansson’s stylist said that Jost shouldn’t get too comfortable. The stylist said, “Johansson [has] that masculine need for romantic freedom and titillation. And she’s one of the few women in Hollywood who wants and needs that freedom.”
By Hannah Hayes