Scarlett Johansson’s Ex-husbands, Boyfriends and All The Men She Dated

Scarlett Johansson has been married to Colin Jost since 2017 but before then, she dated Jack Antonoff (2001-2002), Jude Law (2003), James Holzier (2003-2004), Jared Leto (2004), and Josh Hartnett (2004-2006). She was also involved with Sean Penn (2011), Nate Naylor (2011-2012), Joe Machota, and Kevin Yorn (2017).

Also before her marriage to Colin, the actress was married to Ryan Reynolds (2007-2011) and Romain Dauriac – (2012-2017). 

Hollywood can give you fame and fortune which are often accompanied by beauty and glamour. But the downside of all the attention you get to enjoy as a star in this very competitive community is the possibility of never being able to build a robust relationship or marriage.

We have seen many promising couples go their separate ways and for the most part, the pressure of being under the spotlight is to blame. On the list of the many celebrity marriages that have been swallowed up by Hollywood, Scarlett Johansson has more than one spot.

We are looking at Scarlett Johansson’s busy love life through the years, as well as her marriages and current status in the love scene.

Meet Scarlett Johansson’s Ex-Husbands

Standing at a height of only 5 feet 3 inches, this American actress has so much beauty and grace that makes it easy for her to attract men, although keeping them for always seems to be a problem. Thus far, the beautiful Scarlett has walked down the aisle more than once as discussed below.

1. Ryan Reynolds (2007 – 2011)

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The first man the actress got married to is actor Ryan Reynolds. The two maintained a rather private relationship, which means there is not so much known about how they met. However, they were known to be dating by 2007 after Reynolds’s well-known relationship with singer Alanis Morissette which almost led to marriage ended. Reynolds and Alanis dated and were engaged from 2004 to 2007 before calling time on their relationship.

Although Johansson and Reynolds did not make any serious fuss about their relationship, they got engaged after a year of being seen together publicly. By September 27, 2008, the beautiful couple had become man and wife following a modest marriage ceremony in Vancouver, B.C.

Keeping a relationship or marriage private has been claimed to be one of the ways to make your union last. Well, it did not work for Ryan and Scarlett as the marriage came to an end in 2011 after splitting in 2010.

Their marriage was said to have ended because they were both not ready for such commitments when they ventured into it and some other little issues.

2. Romain Dauriac (2012 – 2017)

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After their marriage ended, Reynolds went on to marry Blake Lively with whom he now has three daughters and Scarlett dated and married Romain Dauriac who is famous as a journalist and former editor of a French urban art magazine.

Romain and Scarlett met through a mutual friend Fuzi Uvtpk and they started going out in 2012. Two years later, they tied the knot at The Ranch At Rock Creek in Philipsburg, Montana. As she would later reveal, it was his brain that she first fell in love with more than anything else.

Once again, the actress maintained a very private married life which seemed to be going great until to the shock of everyone, including Dauriac, she filed for a divorce. Contrary to the perfect union the couple had maintained, they were said to have been separated for quite some time before they decided to walk their separate ways. The separation was initiated by the actress who claimed the union was “irretrievably broken.”

Before their marriage came to an end, the couple was blessed with a daughter, Rose Dorothy Dauriac who was born in 2014. Both parents now have joint custody of their daughter.

Romain Dauriac, just like Scarlett Johansson, has moved on with his life, although he has not gotten married again as of 2021.

Scarlett Johansson Is Currently Enjoying Family Life With Colin Jost (2017 – Present)

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In May 2019, she got engaged to SNL’s Colin Jost, having dated him for two years. Fans and the media did not have to do a lot of digging about the engagement as it was soon confirmed by Marcel Pariseau, ScarJo’s publicist.

The American comedian who works as Saturday Night Live co-head writer and Weekend Update co-host revealed that he might soon be leaving SNL ahead of his wedding to the actress.

After a few months of staying engaged, the couple tied the nuptial knot in a private wedding held at their New York abode in October 2020. The union has also been blessed with a son they named Cosmo. They welcomed their son in August 2021 and the family now lives in New York and Los Angeles, California.

The marriage is the first for Jost and Johansson’s third. It may also be the actress’s marriage that may stand the test of time if we are to go by her claim that the SNL man is the love of her life.

Other Men Scarlett Johansson Dated In The Past

The one thing that comes close to the interesting married life of the actress is her relationship history. Scarlet has dated a number of men in the past, even though she has only walked down the aisle thrice.

1. Jack Antonoff (2001 – 2002)

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In the public light, ScarJo’s dating life began with record producer and singer, Jack Antonoff whom she dated from 2001 to 2002. Although this relationship only lasted a little while, it caught the attention of many, so much that close to two decades later, there are those hoping the actress and the four-time Grammy-winning musician would make it back together.

The two met while they were still in N.Y.C.’s Professional Children’s School and they even attended prom together but soon after graduation, they went their separate ways. The culprit of their breakup was said to be the usual suspect for celebrities; fame! Jack did not mince words on this when he wrote his song, “Better Love,” in which he stated the cause of their breakup.

2. Jude Law (2003)

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After she left Jack, her next relationship was with actor Jude Law. At the time, she was still not a big star in Hollywood. Although Jude Law was quite popular, his reputation was not one hidden from a lot of people so anyone could have guessed that the relationship was not destined to last. ScarJo still tried it and it came to an end in the same year that it started; 2003.

3. James Holzier (2003 – 2004)

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At 19 years old, the two-time Oscar-nominated actress started her next relationship with the then-unknown actor, James Holzier in 2003. The relationship only lasted for a short while before it finally came to an end in 2004.

4. Jared Leto

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We don’t know for sure if these two had anything going, but they were seen almost everywhere together. They did not confirm anything between them, but the rumor mill said they were an item, even though there’s a massive 13 years age gap between them.

That was in 2004. In between, she was said to have had elevator sex with Benicio del Toro. Although she denied it, the actor neither confirmed nor denied the rumor. The two would be linked again in 2012.

5. Josh Hartnett (2004 – 2006)

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On the set of The Black Dahlia, the actress met Hartnett whom she started dating almost immediately. Known as someone who is easily bored with relationships, or something of the sort, it didn’t come as much of a surprise when Scarlett came out of this relationship barely after a year in 2006.

This time around, the reason behind the end of the relationship was the busy schedule of both stars. Years after the relationship came to an end, Hartnett still regrets the breakup.

6. Sean Penn (2011)

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The Lost In Translation actress, then 26, started another relationship with 50-year-old actor Sean Penn in 2011. This relationship did not last; only 5 months because according to speculations, Penn did not want to be tied down by the much younger actress and was not interested in anything serious.

7. Nate Naylor (2011 – 2012)

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Scarlett is known to have dated many popular men, but in 2011, she tuned it a little down when she went out with a New York City-based advertising executive named Nate Naylor. Their relationship did not last either as they parted ways in 2012.

8. Joe Machota and Kevin Yorn (2017)

After her failed second marriage, the actress was linked to Kevin Yorn who was also once married. The two commenced an off-and-on relationship. She was also linked to Joe Machota, both in 2017.

She’s rumored to have dated a number of other men in the past, including Patrick Wilson and Justin Timberlake. The actress may not have dated as many men as Lindsay Lohan or Madonna, but boy, she has also been busy in the love department even when she always tried to keep everything very secret.

All The Men Scarlett Johansson has Dated or Married

  • Jack Antonoff – boyfriend (2001-2002)
  • Jude Law – boyfriend (2003)
  • James Holzier – boyfriend (2003-2004)
  • Jared Leto – boyfriend
  • Josh Hartnett – boyfriend (2004-2006)
  • Ryan Reynolds – married (2007-2011)
  • Sean Penn – boyfriend (2011)
  • Nate Naylor – boyfriend (2011-2012)
  • Romain Dauriac – married (2012-2017)
  • Joe Machota and Kevin Yorn – boyfriend (2017)
  • Colin Jost – married (2017-Present)
Banks Onuoha
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Banks is a graduate of Mass communication, a meat junkie, movie geek, and perfectionist. The thrill of travelling the world through writing and editing from the comfort of her desk and PC is what keeps her going most of the time. After office hours, you might catch her still writing at home or running some culinary experiments.


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