Dating Over the Decades With Tom Cruise
In the most famous blockbusters ever, Tom Cruise stole America's hearts on-screen, over and over. Along the way, there were quite a few lovers! Tom was in demand professionally and personally, all through the 80s and 90s. For good reason, too!
Whether it was the creepy scenes of Eyes Wide Shut, or the patriotic themes of Top Gun, Tom had quite a range to please all tastes. And please, he did! The hotties of Hollywood lined up for dates with mister cool shades. How could they not notice this guy?
But fans probably buried a lot of the tabloid stories in memory by now. He's had a long career, really! Who honestly remembers his earliest romantic past? It's time to review. Tom Cruise has broken hearts and box offices!
Tom Cruise tell-all, next: See the ladies of his life, from the 80s and beyond!
Fling: Heather Locklear
The lovely Heather Locklear was never technically Tom Cruise‘s gal. They was no real relationship. But it has been established that she did go on at least one date with him, way back when! In the big hair days of the 80s, both attended an audition. Then, they went to the club!
According to Heather: “You know in ‘Risky Business’ where he does that dance in his underwear and does the splits? We were dancing at a club and he went into that. He starting doing the splits...You just kind of stand there and don’t know what to do. Do you dance around him? So, I was like, ‘I’ll just sit down and you can.'” Needless to say, there wasn't a second date. Poor early Tom!
Fling: Melissa Gilbert
It's been a while, but Melissa Gilbert did have her time in the spotlight. As Laura on Little House on the Prairie, Mel was a part of innocent, prime time TV in the 1980’s. Tom was not very well known yet. Luckily, he ran into this redhead!
Although they never made it to bed, she does remember the early stages of courtship with a young Tom. Mel recalled the fling: ''It was when he first moved to Los Angeles and I think I was 16, maybe, or 17...He was a good kisser. But, you know, he was, like, a struggling, starving actor. I actually bought him his first set of dishes.” Charming story! But who did Tom meet next?
Relationship: Rebecca De Mornay
As Tom rose in recognition, he started to date costars. Actress Rebecca de Mornay was his on screen lover in Risky Business. It was his breakout film, making 1983 a very exciting year! Did Rebecca stick around for the ride, for long?
At first, she claims she found him to be annoying. But he sure wore her down fast! The actress reflected: “He came to grow on me because we wound up together for two and a half years after that film.” That's no small feat, measured in Hollywood years!
Tom Cruise and Cher are not names people usually imagine at once. One, an action star. The other, a flamboyant stage performer. But in a recent interview, the singer named him as one of her top five lovers from the past. How did they even meet, back in the 80s?
It turns out that they always had a common struggle, from childhood. Cher explained the encounter: “A bunch of people who were dyslexic were invited to the White House, and Tom and I are both dyslexic. We didn’t go out till way later, but there definitely was a connection there.'' Who would have guessed?
Marriage: Mimi Rogers
Tom Cruise has transformed as a public personality a lot over the decades. These days, he is known as a very committed Scientologist. But how did he ever get involved with that organization? Fans may not be aware it was his time dating actress Mimi Rogers that originally brought him in the fold.
Tom recalled their first encounter: “I met her at a dinner party about a year ago, when I was developing Top Gun. She was dating a friend, and, uh, I thought she was extremely bright.'' This time, he fell in love — for real! The pair got married, and quick.
Tom gushed to the world: “I’d never been in love before. Since I’ve been with her, it’s opened me up a lot. I think it’s helped me be a better actor. We live a lot of life together. We share everything...I care about my wife more than anything in the world. She’s my best friend. I just really like being with her, you know? I love her.”
But something took a wrong turn, behind the scenes. Mimi and Tom went through Scientology marriage counseling, but it didn't bring them closer. In 1990, they split. But Tom wasn't ready to say no to love. He loved being in love! A second marriage would occur, the same year. Who got his next big commitment?
Marriage: Nicole Kidman
In 1990, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman met. On the set of Days of Thunder, their chemistry got a trial run in front of the world. They played lovers, a foreshadowing to the next chapter in real life: Marriage, within the year!
This was no rebound for the recent divorcee. Tom was in it for the long haul. Nicole once remarked: ''I wouldn't want to be married to me, but luckily Tom Cruise does.'' No one had any doubts about it! Tom and Nicole got to building a family and decided to adopt two children. What were their other projects, during this period?
Eye Wide Open
For two years, Tom, Nicole, and the kids lived in a trailer as a family. Legendary director Stanley Kubrick cast them both as lovers again in a film: Eyes Wide Shut. Sometimes he came to eat spaghetti with the Cruise clan!
It was an intense film, according to anyone who's ever seen it. But it was a happy time, behind the scenes! Nicole recalls: “We were happily married through that. We would go go-kart racing after those scenes. We’d rent out a place and go racing at three in the morning.” Charming! But history has already been written, for this story. What went so wrong, in the end?
Vow vs. Values
While Tom and Nicole certainly seemed like they were on the same page professionally, they were not into the same ideas. Nicole never got very high in the Church of Scientology, even as her kids became involved. Scientology opposed psychiatry, her father's professional field for decades!
When they announced a divorce in 2011 after 11 years of marriage, some wondered if this was a factor. The children went to live with Tom as Scientologists, in the end. Dad was ready to find another love, not discouraged by the split. Who did he date next?
The ravishing Penélope Cruz was hard to resist. Fans loved the concept: Cruise and Cruz, together at last! According to Tom: “I've never fallen in love with someone I'm working with. It's always been afterwards.” The pair met on the set of Vanilla Sky, and sparks obviously flew. After the filming ended, things stopped being vanilla.
Publicly, Penélope spoke of Tom as a very generous man that cared about people around him. Their relationship went on for almost three years, with a trail of charming paparazzi photos. But it didn't last! What came between them?
Fans may not know it, but Penélope had Buddhust beliefs. And like other women in his life, she didn't share his passion for the Church of Scientology. Allegedly, this was a problem in the organization, which was in the process of elevating Tom as a rep on a visible level.
While Penélope tried to say nice things about it in interviews, perhaps for the sake of the relationship, she never became a fanatic. The relationship ended in 2004. Regrouping, Tom needed to finally find a gal willing to join. Who did he pursue next?
Marriage: Katie Holmes
American got to know Katie Holmes as a girl next door on Dawson's Creek. But when that teen series ended, she disappeared off the scene in a big way. Suddenly, Katie was in the press again: Unexpectadly, it was for her love life!
Way back in 2004, Katie mused to Seventeen Magazine: “I used to think that I was going to marry Tom Cruise.” In her formative years, Top Gun and Jerry Maguire had made him a hunk and a household name. Little did she know that just a year later, she would be making public appearances by his side!
Priot to all the buzz with Tom, Katie had only publicly dated her costar, Joshua Jackson. He was her first love, and close in age. Tom, by contrast, was 16 years older than her. Not a small gap, these days!
In this new, mature relationship, Katie began studying Scientology. Despite being raised a Catholic, she was open to exploring the passion of her boyfriend. She converted, formally. And just seven weeks after meeting, they were engaged. This was all back in 2005. And in the same year, she announced she was pregnant! How did Tom feel about this intense period?
Wild and Wacky
In one of the most viewed moments in Oprah history, Tom gushed about his fiancee on the show. He even jumped on the couch to declare his feelings! Not many ladies find that kind of commitment. Even the host herself was shocked!
Tom shouted: “I’m in love. I’m in love and it’s one of these things where you want to be cool, like, ‘yeah I like her’…that’s not how I feel, I admired her and I thought I wanted to meet her so I called her because I wanted to meet her. you see someone’s work and you hear about them and you hear what a special person she is…and I wanted to meet this person and I met her and she’s extraordinary.'' Fans started to wonder: Was Tom okay?
Behind the Smiles
Evidently, Katie was flattered. Her longtime teen crush was on live TV declaring his dedication! While engaged, the actress gave birth to a daughter, Suri. Then, there was a wedding. After that, the relationship was a bit secretive. And Scientology had gained a bad reputation for brainwashing and coercion. Was this going on, in the Cruise house?
Katie had been a 4.0 student in her youth, accepted to an Ivy League school. Her father had wanted her to become a doctor, in fact. Although she went into Hollywood, she was a sharp gal. In secret, she started to question the organization. What could she do, though?
Holmes Went Home
Out of the blue, Tom was blindsided with divorce papers. They had been together for almost a decade at this point, and reports say he was surprised. The legal proceedings only took 11 days, as they were well planned out by Katie's team to leave quickly.
It is rumored that Katie didn't want her daughter to grow up in a cult. Tom obviously disagreed, publicly responding that “there is no need to protect my daughter from my religion.” But in the end, Katie and Suri began an independent life with Tom at all, in NYC. How did he cope with this major life event?
Relationship: Hayley Atwell
Scientologists are notoriously quiet about their private lives. In fact, they frequently sue people who violate their strict privacy agreements! The world may wonder forever how Tom really felt about the loss of his third wife and daughter. No one even saw him move on, until he was finally rumored to have a new girlfriend in 2020. Who is Hayley Atwell?
Some may recognize her as Peggy Carter from the Captain America movies — and they are cast for the upcoming Mission 7: Impossible. Nothing has been confirmed, between the two. But rumors are rumors, and this one keeps popping up. Will Tom finally find a woman ready to commit to Scientology, all the way? Only time will tell, and fans will keep watching!
Brad Pitt's Dating History is Wilder Than Any Hollywood Script
Fans all have a favorite Brad Pitt moment: With abs in everything from Fight Club to Troy, the actor has no shortage of blockbusters and cult classics. He was also one of Hollywood's most eligible bachelors and favorite husband — two times! Brad is single yet again, but how did it all go down?
Hello, Lover Boy
The complete list of every woman that has fallen under Brad Pitt's spell might be impossible to write. But a decent number of love affairs have been in the news!
This star has incredibly varied taste — and he even enjoyed being married, when it worked! According to Brad: ''Being married means I can break wind and eat ice cream in bed.'' Who temporarily stole this handsome, silly man's heart over the years, and why did these relationships end?
Next: Take a deep dive into Brad Pitt's secret dating history, for good and for bad!
Fling: Sinitta Malone
The eighties may seem like ancient history now, but this was the beginning of Brad's heartbreaker hobby. One of the women that supported him back then was Sinitta, from Toy Boy. The pair dated on and off from 1986 to 1988. And although they didn’t last, they certainly had fun together!
On a reality show appearance, Sinitta revealed a bit about their time as an item. She explained: "He was beautiful with the most amazing body. I saw him for two years. He was fun, he was young and very sweet." But Brad was just getting started with the ladies. Who was next?
Fling: Robin Givens
Rumors flew throughout 1986 and 1987 about Robin Givens and Brad Pitt. Overlapping with Sinitta, it seems the aspiring actor couldn't choose one over the other. Naughty Brad wanted to have his cake and eat it too! But what about Robin's situation, during this period?
As it turns out, she was still married to heavyweight champion Mike Tyson. Most men wouldn't dream of getting involved with that love triangle. Yet somehow, Brad seems to have gotten the admiration of the boxer to this day! That Pitt charm must have worked on Mike. Who else got a dose, in the 80s?
Relationship: Shalane McCall
In 1987, Brad went for a blonde. His next love interest was Shalane McCall, an actress many might remember from the show Dallas. They met when Brad played her boyfriend on four episodes between 1987 and 1988. And it looks like she was able to transition to the real thing, pretty easily!
Oddly enough, she was only 15 and he was 21 at the time their dates were rumored. No one would tolerate that, these days! Either way, they didn't last as a couple. When she was only 17, she married Trend Valladares, her husband today. Who did Brad actually end the decade with?
Fling: Christina Applegate
Brad was not yet mainstream, but he was starting to date some big names in the business. In 1989, he spent time with Christina Applegate. Famous for Don’t Tell Mum the Babysitter’s Dead, she took Brad as her date to the MTV awards that year. It was a great choice, fans agreed!
But Christina wasn't in a mature dating mode back then. According to the actress: ''I got off on the fact that a guy would be so into me from the get-go without really knowing me. That's probably why I had so many bad relationships.'' Indeed, this one went nowhere. Who did Brad move on to, right away?
Engagement: Jill Schoelen
Though he clearly liked to play around, Brad could appreciate a good connection. His first serious love interest was actress Jill Schoelen. They met on set of the horror movie Cutting Class in 1989, and their chemistry was instant. Brad decided this was worth a ring, and he proposed!
Jill was his fiance for around three months. And then. the unexpected happened: She ditched him for the director of another movie! It's tough to imagine Brad getting burned by any woman. But even Hollywood hunks have their ups and downs! How did he move on, to start the 90s right?
Relationship: E.G. Daily
Brad’s next love interest was actually E.G. Daily, the pop star with a voiceover career. She played Tommy Pickles in Rugrats, the pig in the Babe sequel, and a few other well-known characters. But how many people really know she dated Brad Pitt, back in the day?
They tried for a while in 1989, and she has since described him as a laid back and down-to-earth person. She explained: "He's the kind of guy that would pick up and leave and drive his car just to get out of the city." It seems that he still is! But E.G. didn't last as his girl. Who was next on the journey?
Relationship: Juliette Lewis
Brad was in the mood for a little art house excitement. He got together with Juliette Lewis, an important name in 90s indie films. Brad was intrigued enough to ask to be her boyfriend — starting when he was 27 and she was just 17! It didn't last, of course.
Looking back, Jules reflected: "It amazes me that people are still fascinated that we went out for four years. I was a teenager at the time. It's a lifetime away. I was in my high-school years and it was a wonderful, loving relationship with a fun, smart guy. Then it was over, and he went on to become incredibly famous." He certainly did!
Fling: Geena Davis
Moving on, Brad allegedly dated a costar. With a career on the rise, every A-list woman was interested: It wasn't confirmed, but it certainly seemed like something was happening with Geena Davis. Working side by side in Thelma & Louise, it was reported they also met up secretly in real life!
This occurred in 1992, which means another overlap in the love life of the naughty actor. Brad’s then-roommate, Jason Priestly, gave magazines the scoop. Who would know better about covert meetings? This would not be the only costar Brad would romance in the coming years, either. Next was a real beauty!
Relationship: Thandie Newton
Thandie Newton is yet another example of dating at work for Brad Pitt. How could he resist, though? The pair met while filming Interview with a Vampire and dated for around a year afterward. The press certainly took interest in this affair. Were they public about their relationship?
When asked about it, Brad responded: "Hey, its the 90's man, leave us alone." Seems he was getting a bit sick of the press by then! Little is known about their private time, but the relationship came to an end on good terms. They remain friends until today! Brad was in the mood for a model, next. Who did he seduce?
Fling: Jitka Pohlodek
Her name might be hard to say, but it was worth the effort for Brad Pitt. The Czech model Jitka Pohlodek had a short fling with Brad Pitt in 1994. He took her as his date to the premiere of the film Legends of the Fall that year and they certainly looked happy. Were they?
Apparently, Brad was still thinking about an old flame. They were still dating when he revealed his feelings in an interview: He was still in love with Juliette Lewis! Needless to say, Jitka wasn't impressed with this statement. It ended, probably for the best. But soon, Brad would find another big love. Who was next in his life?
Engagement: Gwyneth Paltrow
Fans are all aware of this relationship, if not many others. It was on the set of Se7en that Brad fell for Gwyneth Paltrow in 1995. And the world went wild! For a time, these two were the number one couple of the mid-90s. At an awards show, Brad thanked Gwen as the "angel, the love of my life”.
Naturally, he proposed in 1996. But sadly, they called it off seven months later! Like most of his exes, Gwen had a very favorable view of him when it was all over. She later explained: "I definitely fell in love with him. He was so gorgeous and sweet. I mean, he was Brad Pitt!”
Fling: Claire Forlani
After his relationship with Gwyneth Paltrow ended, Brad is said to have briefly dated yet another co-star. This time, it was Claire Forlani, an English actress. Fans might remember her for her role in Mallrats and Police Academy 7: Mission to Moscow. Claire was the face of L'Oréal in 2001 and made the list for Stuff magazine's "100 Sexiest Women" that year!
Costarring in Meet Joe Black, Claire and Brad got pretty close. They attended the 50th Annual WGA Awards together, making it public. But it was temporary, like most of his affairs. Deep down, this ladies' man really wanted to commit. Soon, of course, he would!
Marriage: Jennifer Aniston
True love for Brad Pitt happened when he met Jennifer Aniston. Who wouldn't fall for the Friends star, back then? Brad certainly was not immune from her charms! They officially met when their agents set them up on a date. That date turned into two years before getting engaged and tying the knot in 2001!
Why did things go so smoothly? According to Jen: “We both [knew] on our first date. It was weird...That was a really easy evening. It was really fun." It must have been, to pin down this bachelor!
Jennifer was clearly very much in love with her husband. She explained: “He’s certainly a big love in my life...And I know that we have something special, especially in all this chaos. In this nutty, brilliant, wonderful, hard business that we have, it’s nice to have somebody who’s anchored and knows you, really knows all of you.”
But behind the scenes, Brad was having some doubts about this union. Although they were regularly featured in tabloids smiling at glam events, there was more going on in his heart. What was the problem, exactly?
According to the actor: "It became very clear to me that I was intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn't living an interesting life myself...I think that my marriage had something to do with it, trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn't."
Apparently, there was a bit of acting going on from this award-winning actor, for the world to see. Brad couldn't hide his feelings forever, though. Despite the fairytale Jennifer was experiencing, there would soon be a very rude awakening. Sadly so!
An Amicable Split
Divorce was announced to the shock of the world. No one saw it coming! But it seems that these two really were kind to each other, even when tested. According to Jen: "I love Brad. I really love him. I will love him for the rest of my life. He's a fantastic man...I really do hope that someday we can be friends again."
The truth is, Brad may have started to look at someone else during this confusing period. On the set of Mr & Mrs Smith, he met Angelina Jolie!
Family Man, At Last
Angelina had nothing but praise for Brad, back then. She explained: "It's such a beautiful and sexy quality in a man when he takes his responsibilities as a father very seriously. I still get very emotional when I watch Brad play with the children—he is so naturally devoted and joyful around them."
Growing up in front of the world must have been difficult for Maddox Chivan, Pax Thien, Zahara Marley, Shiloh Nouvel, and twins Knox Léon and Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt. But mom and dad did their best to shield them from the press!
Marriage: Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie would be a hard costar to resist, for the most steely of wills. While Brad claims nothing happened between them during the filming, he did admit to falling in love with her! Brad slowly became more involved in his life as she started adopting children from abroad. Then, they had a few of their own!
Dubbed 'Brangelina' by the press, this family grew to six before mom and dad finally tied the knot in 2014. Their kids were a part of the ceremony, and fans rejoiced along with them!
Finding Passion Again
Brad seemed happy to be a husband and dad, finally. After so many relationships, he had found the one! According to Angelina: "I am very lucky with Brad. He is a real gentleman, but he is also a real man’s man...He’s got the wonderful balance of being an extraordinary, great, loving father, a very, very intelligent man and physically he’s a real man."
With all the gushing praise from Angie publicly, fans would be shocked just two years into the legal marriage. Something big was about to change their lives forever!
A Shocking Split
Changes were inevitable, for this big brood. Although it had been a pleasant project for a while, the trials of marriage were too much for Brad and Angie. Brangelina was no more, announcing a divorce out of the blue. It was alleged that Brad had a drinking problem, and conflict brought social services into the house!
As it turns out, there had been a lot of fighting going on in the Pitt-Jolie mansion for some time. And there was one more reason that good vibes had gone to bad. What rumors contributed to the tension?
Fling: Nicole Poturalski
Tragic as the breakup of a family may be, it seems he's doing alright as single Brad. Recently, a new relationship popped up in the news. A 27-year-old German model has been by his side lately: Nicole Poturalski, who is in an open marriage!
Spotted at events and on vacation together, it does seem they are an item. But both are pretty low key about it all! On Instagram, where she has more than 200,000 followers, she sticks to glam shots. It's her specialty, after all! Curious observers of Brad Pitt's dating life notice no pictures of private time with the actor on the account. Not yet, anyway — but only time will tell!
Fling: Marion Cotillard
Although it's hard to believe, Claims surfaced that Brad had cheated on Angelina with a costar in Allied. French actress Marion Cotillard denied it, but perhaps some damage was done in the process! With life going from heaven to hell, it was time for some real changes in Brad Pitt's life.
Perhaps chaos led the actor to seek help. In an interview with GQ, Brad revealed how he was dealing with the divorce: "You know, I just started therapy. I love it, I love it. I went through two therapists to get to the right one." Fans certainly wish single Brad all the best!
Lovers in the Life of Scarlett Johansson
One of the most buxom blondes in the business, Scarlett Johansson has always had her fans. And as the world observed, her boyfriends! No one has been able to keep track of them all, though. Isn't it time for a comprehensive review?
No Black Widow
Few know that Scar Jo is now on her third marriage. But how did she get there, and whose hearts did she break along the way? The actress keeps things mysterious with almost no social media presence, either. Inquiring minds want to know more!
A string of A-list guys doesn't sound like a half-bad way to hang out in Hollywood. But for whatever reason, Scarlett didn't find true compatibility until recently. Writers, actors, and creative directors have typically been her type. But who were they, specifically?
Next: Discover the long time, secretive seductions of Scarlett Johansson!
Relationship: Jack Antonoff
Back to the beginning, no one has any idea who Scarlett dated in high school. How could they? Only fellow students at the Professional Children's School in NYC would know that her first boyfriend was Jack Antonoff, from 2001 to 2002. Who is this fellow, exactly?
Scarlett's prom date was actually an aspiring musician, as a teen. As she went to pursue acting in Hollywood and he stuck to his rock and roll dreams, both found success. Jack has had stints in different indie bands, including as the lead singer of Bleachers. He also dated Lena Dunham! Who did Scarlett date, after Jack?
Fling: Jude Law
It seems Scarlett upgraded very quickly! Handsome hunk Jude Law seemed interested while on a break with his girlfriend Sienna Miller. The pair were spotted on a low-key date in London, drinking at the Dorchester Hotel. At the time, Jude was 31, and she was just 19!
By this stage, Scarlett had gained fame for her role in Lost in Translation. It appears that A-lister Jude noticed like everyone else, and he couldn't resist. They attended the BAFTA Awards together, but it didn't go much farther than that. There was still a lot to resolve with Sienna, and Scarlett had other suitors. Who was next?
Fling: Benicio Del Toro
Scarlett Johansson's tastes are pretty varied, physically. But the one thing her men had in common over the years is how dashing they were, on and off screen! The actress violated the kiss and tell rule when she admitted to getting busy with Benicio Del Toro in a hotel elevator. Yes, really!
Scarlett met the Traffic star at the Oscars, no stranger to older men. Still 19, this affair was with a 37-year-old. Calling him a ''fabulous guy,'' they saw each other for a bit. But there were many people to meet in Hollywood, and the actress continued to explore her options. Who did she date after this spicy fellow?
Fling: Derek Jeter
Actors would remain exciting for many years to come. But dipping her toe into the world of sports for a change, Scarlett dated Derek Jeter in 2004. The New York baseball phenomenon had plenty of attention from the female species already. But that didn't deter Scar Jo!
Frequently spotted together when Derek and his on and off gal Vanessa Minnillo were on a break, Scarlett denied the romance. But as they say and the tabloids showed, actions speak louder than words! Did the starlet stick with top athletes, after this?
Fling: Patrick Wilson
Actor Patrick Wilson once mused: ''If I ever get looks on the street, which, for the record, is almost never, it's rarely because they think I'm someone they saw in a movie. More often someone sees me and thinks, 'Hey, was that guy my waiter the other night?''' Maybe so, Pat. But in 2004, Scarlett Johansson bucked the trend!
Reportedly, the actress noticed him in a big way. She hooked up with the sudden Hard Candy star, just for a little while. But soon, both moved on. Who was Scarlett really intrigued by?
Fling: Jared Leto
Jared Leto once confessed: ''I used to like to break into other people's houses and sit in their rooms. I found it very comforting to be in someone's empty house.'' Was Scarlett in the mood for a twisted bad boy? It's not clear what attracted her to Jared, but the pair were found canoodling by curious paparazzi!
Another fling in the very busy year of 2004, Scarlett has since reflected that she fell for a guy who was not available for love back then. Fans suspect this name was Jared! Who did she try out, after this flirt?
Relationship: Josh Hartnett
Josh Hartnett was all the rage in the early 2000s. Scarlet was not about to miss her chance to smooch this stud. And som she did! It actually became a serious relationship, a welcome reprieve from the string of flings she had the previous year. From 2005 to 2007. these two were a confirmed Hollywood item!
But most things don't last forever. With two busy work schedules all over the world, they called it off. Josh said it was painful, but explained: "At the end of the day we're just ordinary people, and it didn't work.'' Would Scarlett have better luck with the next man?
Marriage: Ryan Reynolds
Indeed, Scarlet found a keeper soon. Funnyman Ryan Reynolds was the choice in 2007, and it got serious quickly. They got engaged in 2008, having successfully dodged the press for most of the relationship. They were hard to track, by choice. Success on that front, and surprise!
Scarlett and Ryan tied the knot in a small ceremony in Canada. Fans probably forget that Ryan is a friendly foreigner, sometimes! The bride reflected: "We always kept our story private — how we met, our wedding, everything...It was about us." Was this happily ever after, finally?
For a short time, it seemed so. But the world was blindsided when a split was suddenly announced in 2010. A joint statement was released: "After long and careful consideration on both our parts, we've decided to end our marriage...We entered our relationship with love and it's with love and kindness we leave it. While privacy isn't expected, it's certainly appreciated."
The couple began a court process, and said very little about it to outsiders. Only years later, both would share a tiny bit about the chapter. What did they say?
Bye Bye, Beau
Sometimes Hollywood endings are just fiction on screen. Scarlett later shared: "It was horrible. Of course, it's horrible. It was devastating. It really throws you. You think that your life is going to be one way, and then, for various reasons or whatever, it doesn't work out." Did Ryan share any more econtext?
The actor was brief: "I'll say this: the media was not invited to my marriage, and they're definitely not invited into the divorce...There was no story and no scandal.'' Ryan would soon meet his forever love, the equally charming Blake Lively. That chapter is history now, too! But where would Scarlett go, as a newly single gal?
Fling: Sean Penn
In a big change from her usual patterns, Scarlett was drawn to the much older, scruffy Sean Penn. First linked in the beginning of 2011, they dated for a few months. The press took great interest in the unexpected pairing, for one big reason. The gap this time was hard to ignore: Scarlett was nearly half his age!
The romance didn't last, and Scarlett only summarized their time as follows: "I never put a title on it, really, but we were seeing each other.'' Who would she start seeing next?
Relationship: Nate Naylor
It was time for an escape from Hollywood egos, for Scarlett Johansson. One of the few civilians in the real world the actress dated, advertising director Nate Naylor caught her eye in NYC. They dated for most of 2012, and were spotted all around the city. Why didn't it work out, in the end?
Maybe it was the tabloid attention! Scarlett remarked in an interview “[it] must be very strange for him...I mean, it’s got to be an adjustment.'' For many guys, it might be a hard sell to live like that forever. But Scarlett tried again with a non-actor. Who did she fall ion love with after Nate?
Marriage: Romain Dauriac
French kissing was the next order of business, for Scar Jo. Creative director and journalist was on the resume of lover Romain Dauriac, not entertainment. This European romance turned into a lot more in 2012. In fact, it turned into a proposal and another ceremony! How did these two meet, in the first place?
The actress explained: "We met through friends in Paris...It was very romantic. And we became friends. When I'd come back to Paris I would see him. We started dating...I felt like we were [always] talking the same language. Maybe it was the language of love." Admittedly, they had a bit of a language barrier at times. Did that get in the way?
Mama Scar Jo
The couple welcomed daughter baby daughter, making Scarlett a first-time mom. Fans were elated to see things going so well for her, finally! But despite all efforts to keep things romantic, the relationship fizzled out. They separated and divorced in 2017! C'est la vie, perhaps.
Scarlett announced something about marriage number two: ''As a devoted mother and private person and with complete awareness that my daughter will one day be old enough to read the news about herself, I would only like to say that I will never, ever be commenting on the dissolution of my marriage." Privacy was key, yet again! But fans still wondered: Was Scarlet done with commitment now, altogether?
Marriage: Colin Jost
Au contraire! Scarlett was still open to finding true love, legally. As a single woman with a child, perhaps her priorities had changed in recent years. The actress started dating someone she already knew well: SNL writer and comedian Colin Jost, wh0 she met as a host on the show. All the way back in 2006, in fact!
It was her third time as a guest on set, and Colin remembered their meeting well: “The first time she hosted was the first year I was a writer on the show...So, we’ve kind of known each other since then...she’s the best.” Were they secretly meant to be, in the end?
Saturday Night Love
After about a decade of dating other people, relationship rumors popped up when Colin and Scarlett were seen kissing at an afterparty for SNL. They were seen together a lot more after that, in public. And in 2019, a lot more was confirmed. Scarlett Johansson was engaged to the Harvard graduate and head writer. Not bad, said fans!
Why did she fall for him, in the first place? Scarlett reminisced: ''He seemed very confident at the time.'' Fun fact: Comedienne Kate McKinnon set them up! Was she present at their wedding, too?
As it turns out, probably not! With the challenge of COVID-19, bridal planning was tough. But they did decide to publicly support a charity for their ceremony. Meal on Wheels announced: ''We’re thrilled to break the news that Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost were married over the weekend in an intimate ceremony with their immediate family and loved ones, following COVID-19 safety precautions as directed by the CDC.''
The couple encouraged friends and fans to donate to the needy, as a way to participate from afar. Despite the pandemic, there was a private celebration in their lives. Scarlett and Colin are loving and laughing, together at last!