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Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost
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Who is Scarlett Johansson married to?

Who is the Oscar nominee married to?

Not everything in Scarlett Johansson’s life is legal battles and Disney drama. The Hollywood icon keeps plenty busy between her flourishing career and fulfilling home life, but she’s also never one to back down from a fight.

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Just a few years back, Johansson was riding high on a career peak, even as she and her husband welcomed baby boy Cosmo into the family. In the mix of her Black Widow release, which provided a much-needed distraction from the pandemic when it hit theaters and streaming in 2021, Johansson’s home life was flourishing, but legal drama cut in to dampen her joy. Ensuing drama resulted in Johansson suing Disney for violating her contract, something that may see a repeat with the current OpenAI kerfuffle.

The stunning 39-year-old star also married a total stud back during the pandemic, and Saturday Night Live fans already know the man well. The two met back when Johansson hosted the sketch comedy show for the first time back in 2006, but things got serious on one of her many returns in 2017. In December 2019, when Johansson was once again hosting SNL, she even thanked the show for introducing her to the love of her life.

So, who is Scarlett Johansson married to?

Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost
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Back in late 2020, Scarlett Johansson married SNL head writer and “Weekend Update” co-anchor Colin Jost. It seems fitting, in retrospect, that the first sketch Jost wrote for Johansson was called “My Super Sweet 16 and Pregnant,” but the couple would not come together for another 11 years — and wouldn’t have a baby together until they were 39 and 36, respectively.

Jost was born and raised on Staten Island in New York City and later attended Harvard University, where he studied history and literature and served as the president of the undergraduate humor publication The Harvard Lampoon. After graduating, he worked as a reporter and copywriter before writing for an animated show called Kappa Mikey, a parody of Japanese anime. He then applied at SNL, where he was hired in 2005.

Jost is best known for co-anchoring SNL’s “Weekend Update” with Michael Che, a position he still holds in addition to being a head writer for the show. Along with his weekly hosting duties, he has also portrayed political figures on SNL, including Ohio Governor John Kasich and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, who he was dormmates with at Harvard.

Jost also performs stand-up comedy, and he flexed his acting muscles with releases like Staten Island Summer, How to Be Single, Tom and Jerry, and Coming 2 America. In 2020, he released his memoir, A Very Punchable Face, which contained his customary self-deprecating humor. The book went on to become a New York Times bestseller.

His life with Johansson is relatively private compared to other celebrity duos, and according to sources close to the couple, that’s exactly how they want it. Jost is a seasoned staple of SNL at this point, where he makes an estimated $25k per episode. He has an impressive net worth of $10 million, but it’s probably best not to rub into his punchable face that his wife is worth twenty times that.


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