How Exactly Did Scarlett Johansson And Colin Jost Meet? All We Know So far

Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost have been among the hottest couples in the entertainment industry for more than a couple of years now. Although they have managed to keep it all on a low key, they have now made it official with an engagement.

Their love story has generated a lot of interest from both optimists and pessimists who are looking at it from the lens of the two previous marriages the actress entered in that both ended only after three years. But then, no matter what lens one chooses to look at it, Johansson and Jost still remain a couple that generates a lot of interest, most especially as regards how they met and how they have navigated their love life thus far.

Anyone who has followed them through the years will know that they started dating in 2017. However, the history of their meeting is much deeper.

The Couple’s Relationship Timeline

The first time that the paths of Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost crossed was as far back as 2006, a year before she started dating Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds who went on to become her first husband. At the time, Scarlett hosted her first episode of Saturday Night Live while Jost was a young writer on the show; they met on the set of SNL.

When they first met, neither of them was looking for love and so it was completely professional. In the years that followed, the actress got to appear more on SNL and the two got to know each other some more.

Fast forward to 2017, Johansson, who is a Hollywood sex symbol, appeared on SNL in March to play Ivanka Trump in the “Complicit” sketch. Few months before then, she was reported to have filed for divorce from her second husband, Romain Dauriac while Jost who anchors “Weekend Update” had also just ended his relationship with actress, Rashida Jones.

It was reported that Scarlett and Colin were set up on a date by SNL co-star Kate McKinnon sometime between Johansson’s appearance on SNL and May 2017. Subsequently, they were spotted together at different places and then by November, it was reported that they were already serious with each other and had met each other’s families.

Even though they were said to have taken their relationship seriously, the world’s highest-paid actress and the SNL comedian had not made any public appearance together until November 20, when they were at the 2017 American Museum of Natural History Gala as a couple. From then on, they kept appearing together in public including at the “Avengers: Infinity War” premiere and Met Gala in 2018.

By 2019, the relationship between Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost seemed to have grown even stronger. On May 19, the actress’s publicist revealed that they were engaged.

Other Facts About The Couple

While Jost is a comedian and writer who became famous on SNL, his partner is an actress whose career began in 1994. The comedian was born in New York in 1982 while the actress was born in 1984 also in New York. Here are other facts about their individual lives.

1. Scarlett Johansson has a daughter

Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost
Scarlett Johansson and her ex-husband Ryan Reynolds (Image Source)

Prior to meeting each other, both Johansson and Jost had dated other people. As stated, the actress was married twice. The first time she got married was in 2008 to Ryan Reynolds having met him in 2007. The union would come to an end in 2011 with a divorce and then in 2014 she would get married a second time to Roman Dauriac. Although the marriage produced a daughter, it did not last beyond 2017.

3. Colin Jost’s love life has been less active

On his part, Jost is not known to have been the busiest individual as far as relationships are concerned. In fact, the comedian is only known to have publicly dated only actress Rashida Jones before meeting Johansson. The two had dated for three years from 2013 to 2016 before they finally parted ways.

4. When Are Scarlett Johansson And Colin Jost Getting Married?

With the announcement of their engagement, it obviously means that the two are set to walk down the aisle any time from now. However, as it stands, there is still no date for the wedding. More so, neither of the two seem to be in any haste to get married.


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