Scarlett Johansson and SNL writer Colin Jost's love life has been in the spotlight lately. The two, who have been dating since May last year, sent the rumor mill into a tizzy when the couple was spotted leaving the 'Saturday Night Live' bash at Dos Caminos in New York and ScarJo had a rock on her finger - her ring finger. Needless to say, there was speculation of the two being engaged in secret, as it is public knowledge that the couple has always kept it low key.
The only time Colin actually really spoke about his girlfriend was last year on Emmy's red carpet. He only had good things to say about her and very few complaints. Now that the two have been together for almost a year, has he popped the question? Not really, an insider, close to Scarlett tells us. "There is no talk of marriage between the two, yet. They love each other, are very committed to each other but it's too early to decide something as permanent as tying the knot."
What really gave the rumors a push was the fact that she looked like she was trying to hide the alleged ring with her blue striped scarf. The cute couple looked very happy. Scarlett wore a blue coat and a pair of black Doctor Martens along with her grey and blue scarf. Her ice-chocolate pixie was kept combed simply and she wore a bright red lip, matching it to her ruby red tote.
Colin kept it casual in a blue overcoat, matching crewneck pullover and black and white sneakers. "He loves to be seen with her. She's so beautiful and smart, he's totally taken as far as the attraction quotient goes. At any given place that they go together, he zeroes in all the attention on her, in a way to tell everyone to back off," reveals the source. Aww, so cute.
Scarlett, who is known for her role as Agent Romanov or Black Widow in the Marvel movie universe, has been married twice before - once to Ryan Reynolds from 2008 to 2011 and Romain Dauriac from 2014 until last year. While Scarlett hasn't given up on the idea of marriage, she's skeptical and wants to take her time.
"If it were up to him, he would marry her within a few months. He just adores her and it's like he's never met someone like her. Scarlett, on the other hand, is pretty much not ready at this point. She's been in two very public marriages and it is only fair that she gets to take her time and just do what's best for her," the insider said.
Then what was the ring doing on her finger? The source said that it was probably just a gift. "It is a massive rock and you can clearly see why people would think they are going to get on the married life wagon. Colin gifts her a lot of things and it may just be one of those tokens of love. It's hard to say, but the two have been definitely very secretive about the affair. They just want to shield their love for a little while longer from the public eye, perhaps, fearing scrutiny."
Her divorce with 'Deadpool' actor Ryan Reynolds wasn't easy, especially after everyone started dissecting every detail of it. "It was hard. She had a career to think of and the two being so popular, handling the fans, handling all the speculation around it was super difficult. She wants the next one to be perfect and she wants to do no wrong. She's also learned a lot of lessons from the last two marriages - especially the fact that confidence in oneself and stability go hand in hand. She doesn't need someone who will constantly compete with her, like her ex Ryan. Scarlett needs someone who can be himself and also give her the space to explore, without turning insecure," the source said.
There's also the case of Kevin Yorn, a hotshot New Yorker lawyer to whom Scarlett was linked, that too, around the same time things between her and Colin took off. "Kevin and Scarlett only flirted briefly. It wasn't anything serious. She didn't have any hard-hitting, real feelings for him and she was just trying things out - you know, going on dates, meeting people. When Colin came along, she realized that this may just be the one and totally jumped into it. The two are really committed to each other and love spending time together and wish to keep it that way," the inside source claimed.
From what we see, there's still some time before Scarlett says 'I Do' again.
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