Scarlett Johansson has a new makeout buddy: SNL’s Colin Jost

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I keep forgetting that Scarlett Johansson is single! Scarlett split with Romain Dauriac late last year, and she filed for divorce back in February/March, which is when it seemed like they were going to have a huge custody battle. We haven’t heard much about that drama in a few months, so hopefully Scarlett and Romain are working through it privately, although it’s safe to say that their marriage is absolutely dead. So Scarlett is single and ready to mingle. She’s also got some time off, which is why she made a cameo appearance on Saturday Night Live this weekend. She did her Ivanka Trump impression for the cold open:

It was sort of cute and considering it was the season finale of SNL, it was nice to see all of the cast members dressed up as those Trump people. God knows what will happen over the summer, and by the time the new season of SNL starts, we could have a President Pence. But that’s not the point of the story! The point is Scarlett was hanging out with the SNL cast and she may have found a new boyfriend!

Scarlett Johansson’s appearance on “Saturday Night Live” was such a hit, she ended up making out with “Weekend Update” co-host Colin Jost at the after-party, multiple sources exclusively confirmed to Page Six. ScarJo had appeared in the cold open for Saturday’s “SNL” season finale, hosted by Dwayne Johnson, in which she played Ivanka Trump. After the show, the actress, who is currently going through a divorce, hit it off with handsome comedian Jost at the boozy after-party held at the ice rink at Rockefeller Center, which raged into the early hours of Sunday morning.

A witness told Page Six, “Scarlett and Colin were making out at the bar at the ‘SNL’ season finale party at 30 Rock . . . They would make out a bit, then go back to talking,” says the source. “They were at the bar in front of everyone . . . they made out at least twice . . . Then they went back to talking and hanging with other people.”

Another source confirmed, “Scarlett and Colin were flirting and canoodling in full view of everyone at the after-party, including the ‘SNL’ cast and crew. They were laughing and seemed to really hit it off.”

[From Page Six]

I sort of don’t hate this. I realized as I read this that it’s been a long time since Scarlett has been with someone I find attractive. I thought Romain looked like a serial killer. I think Sean Penn looks like a ham hock. I’ve never really been into Ryan Reynolds. But Colin Jost? I get it. He’s a cutie. He’s funny and “normal” and he seems like a nice guy. He’s 34 years old, and Scarlett is 32, which blew my mind. Colin has such a babyface! Anyway, this actually doesn’t sound like the beginning of some grand new relationship. It sounds more like Scarlett got some action over the weekend and maybe that was it.

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  1. detritus says:

    You’re into this dude over Ryan Reynolds? Like the new dad joke hot Ryan?
    I am confused, but it’s all good. Different tastes means less fighting over celebrity boyfriends. Not that anyone is fighting for Ham Face or the gloomy popcorn one.

    • pf says:

      I don’t see Jost attractive at all, probably because his smugness and douchiness is incredibly annoying. Also, he’s not funny and he thinks he is. That smirk he does, like “look at me I just told the world’s greatest joke,” is just the worst. His face is punchable!

    • L says:

      Don’t find Ryan Reynolds all that attractive either with his beady close set eyes but different strokes for different folks. His body is hot though imo.
      Colin Jost is meh to me however he has his moments. Though If I had to pick an SNL guy to hookup with/date it’d be Mikey Day or Alex Moffet. As they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

  2. Mia4s says:

    “It sounds more like Scarlett got some action over the weekend and maybe that was it.”

    Thank you! Celebrity media is so annoying in that the moment a woman looks twice at a man we are supposed to start the wedding bells countdown. That must be what she’s after right? Ugh. More likely? They made out and possibly (*gasp*) had sex and (*clutches pearls*) that might be all.

    • laulau says:

      Totally agree. Obviously Scarlet can get it whenever and why would she want to get tied down to yet another bland, somewhat amusing dude.
      Her taste in men annoys me. Like, whenever women who could have any guy go for people I don’t personally like, I get so irritated. Like, ‘you’re not living up to your aspirational potential’. Totally shallow of me, I know.

      • Valois says:

        Scarlett is obviously more famous and probably more attractive, but Colin comes across as the smarter one out of the two. He’s also less problematic and not bff with woody Allen.

      • MoreSalt says:

        I want to be shallow too – her husband looks like the guy that would put his hand on the back of your neck and rudely push your head towards his lap. Jost looks like a guy who would try really, really hard to be awesome, because he knows how lucky he is to get with ScarJo. I feel like she needed some of that enthusiasm after years of Mr. Deadeyes. Get it, girl.

  3. Eric says:

    Joost is a bit sharkfaced, with a plethora of teeth. Jus sayin

  4. Lolo86lf says:

    I am so jealous of Scarlett. Colin is quite attractive and a good comedian. They are both single so there should be no eyebrows raised over this.

  5. Valois says:

    If this ends up being a relationship, it will ruin the crush I have on Colin. The horror!

  6. Patricia says:

    To me there’s nothing even remotely sexual about Colin. He’s like a come to life cartoon haha. He’s adorable in a little kid way. And then he’s always sitting there next to Michael Che who, to me, has effortless sex appeal.

    But hey, to each her own! Get it Scarlett! At least he seems like a very nice person and that’s always a good thing.

  7. serena says:

    I agree, I didn’t find anyone of her previous ex attractive. And Justin is really cute, I hope they’d give it a go .

  8. Lucy says:

    Whenever Leslie Jones flirts with him during the Weekend Update sketch, part of me is a bit like “SAME, Leslie”. I’m into this.

    • senna says:

      Jost is fine as f*ck. I hope Leslie does a relationship-expert update about this in which she tells an elliptical story about white b*tches who are in ghost-themed movies like Ghost World and Ghost in the Shell vs. the ghost-bustering SNL cast to whom Colin should really be loyal. Why is SNL over already?!

  9. Cynical Ann says:

    That’s not a good picture of him. I think on the show he’s very attractive: but maybe that’s because I like guys who are funny and smart.

  10. Chloe says:

    i like her, I feel like she’s a bit of a badass woman when it comes to men, nice to see someone in Hollywood who doesn’t play the little wifey.

  11. Norman Bates' Mother says:

    I don’t know that much about Colin Jost, but he seemed like a nice, smart and funny guy to me, but yesterday I read a post about them on some website (don’t remember if Pajiba or Jezebel?) and the author and most of the commenters we saying he is a major douche and that they lost respect for Scarlett for being associated with him, but they didn’t give any reasons. Does anyone know what has he done to deserve such reactions? It was as harsh as if she was seen with Chris Brown.

    • Scout says:

      People are super extra about Colin Jost, it’s bizarre. They don’t think he is funny, he smirks while doing WU and he went to an Ivy League school so he must be a DB! The guy has been at SNL for like 12 years and all of cast mates/writers seem to genuinely like him. He’s so bland and seemingly harmless, I can’t imagine anyone wasting their energy on sparing him a negative thought.

  12. Lipreng says:

    I never realized he and Rashida Jones broke up.

  13. Lyla says:

    I think he’s cute. Didn’t realize he and Rashida Jones broke up.

  14. JenB says:

    I like Colin! He’s a cutie with pretty eyes and a nice (if thin-lipped) smile. I think he’s on the shorter side. If he were 6′ or taller I’d be totally hot for his nerd appeal. Lanky nerd types are my favorite. Jeff Goldblum in Independence Day anyone?
    (I didn’t know Colin and Rashida had separated either!)

  15. Sara says:

    I love Collin, mostly because of Lesley Jones, but love him nevertheless. I think he’s kind of hot in his vanilla baby faced way.

  16. BB Carrots says:

    Trying to support a fellow woman, especially who has been very candid about her sex life, but…

    Colin could do better. I personally find him sort of bland on SNL, like a guy you would date in high school that your parents would super approve of, but he seems nice. Scarlett has said she doesn’t think monogamy is for her, so one can infer that she is just out for hook ups. I’d tell Colin to hold back for someone who wants a relationship with him and know he deserves that. Just like I’d do for whoever’s turn it is to date John Mayer or Leonardo DiCaprio* next.

    Unless Colin is DTF in which case, cool, he can get it.

    *sidenote: I do not and have never understood why people find Leonardo DiCaprio so hot. I just don’t get it.

  17. Melbelle says:

    Colin is honestly my number one mancrush right now. I think he’s freakin’ adorable.