Scarlett Johansson is “determined” to have Sean Penn’s baby


The last we heard from Sean Penn and Scarlett Johansson, they were grinding on each other at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner a few weeks ago. Because they’re classy and deep, that’s why. The story that came out about the after-parties was that Sean was seated, talking to friends, and Scar was sitting on his lap, nibbling his ear or something. I’ve long tried to understand the dynamics of the Penn-Johansson coupling, mostly because I don’t think Scarlett is the girl most people think she is. When she married Ryan Reynolds, most people put her in the “nice young lady who got married early to the nice young man” box, but I’ve always suspected/known that Scar is dirtier, grittier, and less “nice” than her image. Of course, I don’t think she’s all that bright. But she’s capable, and I think she has a loose interpretation of fidelity, monogamy and “healthy relationship”. Put that together with Sean Penn, and you’ve got yourself a good show.

So, here’s the question I’m now asking about Scar and Sean (“Scarn”?): Is Sean as “into” Scarlett as she seems to be into him? I think he might be. Call it biscuit haze, call it a midlife crisis, call it pathetic, but I think he has actual feelings for her. Or her biscuits. That’s my theory – they care about each other. It might even be “love”. So what comes next? A baby? There have already been pregnancy rumors, which were shot down by Scar’s reps. And yet… the rumors linger:

Sean Penn may have kids almost as old as his 26-year-old girlfriend, Scarlett Johansson, but that’s not stopping the actress from wanting to have a baby with her 50-year-old beau.

“Sean’s telling her that he has no interest in starting a new family, but she’s determined to have a child with him,” a pal tells In Touch.

It also seems Sean isn’t the only one who’s not thrilled with the idea. According to the friend, Scarlett’s mom Melanie Sloan is against the May-December romance and has urged her daughter to take things slower.

“Give Sean’s bad-boy past, she’s naturally worried that he’s wrong for Scarlett,” the insider explains. “But so far her pleas have fallen on deaf ears.”

[From In Touch, print edition]

You think that is Scar gets knocked up, Sean will run away? Maybe. Maybe not. Sean and Robin were just living together when Robin gave birth to Dylan and Hopper – they didn’t get married until 1996. Don’t think that Scarlett isn’t already thinking about Sean’s MO. Maybe she figures she’ll get pregnant and Sean will marry her after?

Here’s the thing though – even though I think Scarlett is all about Sean right now, I think she’s capable of moving on very quickly. I’m not so sure Scarlett is prepared to have Sean’s baby just so he’ll stick around, because she’s not sure if she’s going to stick around.





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  1. brin says:

    Ugh, don’t know how true this is but let’s hope said baby takes after her in the looks department.

  2. Heather says:

    I just don’t get what she sees in him.

  3. Kaboom says:

    Rarely has anyone fallen out of favor with me so fast and so hard.

  4. tanya says:

    I’m sorry, those first two sentences made me guffaw! Especially the ‘because they’re classy and deep’ quip.

    Yeah, these two make me feel all kinds of icky…

  5. Serena says:

    Um…what’s going on with her foot in that picture???

  6. Brittney says:

    @kaboom — exactly. She was once one of my top five favorite actresses; I’ve been following her career for more than ten years (and she’s only three years older than me).

    I don’t get her. She was married to someone much younger and hotter, and we never once saw PDA or any inkling that she was even attracted to him. If she does get pregnant, all I can say is poor Ryan.

  7. Launicaangelina says:

    Why do the tabloids always want to make it seem that the woman wants to have babies?! I hate the perception it creates. Not all of us want kids or use kids to try to keep a man.

    Kaiser, I’m with you. I think she’s the type that’ll have her raunchy fun and move on.

  8. Maritza says:

    If she wanted a baby she should have had it with Ryan. This relationship is just weird, I give it maybe 1 year.

  9. Alexis says:

    I don’t think you should try to assume anything about Scarlett’s personality given that you don’t know anything about her or Ryan Reynold’s relationship. I am Canadian (like Ryan Reynolds) and word is on the street he’s a real prick.

  10. dorothy says:

    She’s with Penn, she can’t be too bright.

  11. Quest says:

    That’s just nasty…even the thought is just nasty. OMG…nasty.

  12. saintdevil says:

    Wow, she looks really ugly in the header pic.

    Whatever Sean Penn has: It’s catching…

  13. the original bellaluna says:

    @ Alexis – Yeah, I’ve read stuff about what a dick-diva RR is – definitely takes the shine off that piece, if you know what I mean. ;)

    This relationship…I just don’t know. It may last, it may not, but it certainly is intriguing.

  14. lucy2 says:

    Ditto, kaboom. Maybe she’s having some kind of 1/4 life crisis?

    I’m loving that green dress, but not the Exorcist leg.

  15. Your mama says:

    All the blind gossip sites continue to post about a young actress who is preggers & glowing, but no one knows she’s prego. We will just have to wait & see. At this point, nothing she does would surprise me. Don’t you think she was Ryan’s beard? Something suggests she was… Hmmm?

  16. courtney says:

    no the relationship isn’t weird it’s common for a young girl to date or marry an older man all but one of Liz Taylor’s husbands were older. maybe she wanted kids and Ryan didn’t plus their marriage was never going to last anyway they hardly knew eachother and chose to get married the same day a beloved film icon Paul Newman passed away as if a hollywood lowlife wedding would trump the news of his passing. no they were desperate for coverage and failed big time more people love him and always will then evr did either of them

  17. antisara says:

    Scar: honestly, what do you see in that old fug dude? If at least he looked a little Brosnan or Statham…think about the Baby’s face, what if you end up with a Penn mini-me??? on top af that if you both get married you’d end up doing the sexy nurse to a geriatric patient…ugh…just NO, please!

  18. khaveman says:

    Sean the running is great, but get some sleep, drink some water, stop smoking and get a decent moisturizer.

  19. Nancy says:

    I’m sorry but I can’t stand ScarJo she’s a greasy Miss Piggy looking mess Sean can do wayyyy better than her.

  20. Hautie says:

    Am I the only one who thinks Sean has made sure he can’t have any more kids. (vasectomy)

    He was notorious, through out his relationship with Robin, to have been a huge fan of hookers. And coke.

    And he just strikes me as the one guy, who would get sniped, to make sure there were no Baby-Mama-Drama accidents.

  21. jinni says:

    I doubt she left Reynolds because he’s a prick because Penn is a big, old, mean, massive, prick; so why trade one prick for another?

    I really think she thought Ryan wasn’t intellectual enough for her. He strikes me as a gym obsessed himbo. Sean, with his involvement in Haiti and strong political views, plus A-list status, probably reflects not only the kinda of person she wants to be with, but the kind of person she wants to be.

  22. ladybert62 says:

    (1) Nice dress she is wearing
    (2) Weird pose as it looks like her leg/foot is broken
    (3) Ugly haircolor on her and she needs a new hairdo
    (4) Dont be stupid Scarlet and dont have this man’s baby – think about the fact that you are then dedicating 18 years of your life to raising that baby (and probably alone) and that means that nasty Sean will be in and out of your life for the next 18 years regarding that baby – dont do it Scarlet.

  23. OtherChris says:

    I doubt she wants a kid. She strikes me as just smart enough to know that this relationship has a short shelf life and she’s enjoying it for what it is. He actually strikes me as obsessive and scary, the type that latches on and won’t go away. And why would he? She’s a good catch for him and much younger as well. He’s probably crazy nuts about her until she makes him mad, and then he’s going to beat her up just like all the others.

  24. NancyMan says:

    I’m leaving tomorrow for two weeks at Lake Como and this post has just ruined the entire trip! Gross.

  25. tapioca says:

    In her mind Scarlett is this generation’s Marilyn Monroe, and Sean is her Arthur Miller – some crusty old dude to make her look “deep” & “intellectual”, because now she’s no longer a bimbo boning a himbo.

  26. the original bellaluna says:

    @ jenni – Because Penn is a talented prick with H-Wood chops and the rep to back it up. Reynolds is a prick with lots of ‘tude who’s limited to playing action figures.


  27. SassyOne says:

    WTF is up with the photo where her foot is rotated 90 degrees????

    ‘Shopped, hyyperflexible, or total dufus?

  28. tango says:

    Determined huh? I bet she’s already pregnant!

  29. Mick says:

    Scarjo has not been in the tabloids since the Washington evening, except when she took Maggie (her dog) for a walk. Scarjo will invent anything to put herself out in the media coverage.

    I, now think that she is with Penn to irritate RR. Since, some claim RR pulled the plug on the marriage. Might be true since she shed tears the last time they were together. Could be that’s the reason she is so open about her advances towards the old man. If Ryan is a prick like some say, Scarjo is just rubbing it in. She obviously, wants him to know what she is doing, example the trip to Mexico.

    I am in denial, I don’t want to think that RR is a prick. However, there are some things that don’t add up. Why so few picturs with SJ, yet with Alanis, there are pictures where he is seen very happy with Alanis. RR may have used Scarjo to make it to the A-list, which he did accomplish.

  30. hmm… this is juicy… though I hate to think about Scarlett getting knocked up like that………. :(

  31. Mick says:

    Think about it ladies, would you in your right and sound mind, leave Ryan Reynolds. Hell, NO! He is rich, good looking and the body that makes him a hottie. I would not share him with anyone. PERIOD.

    RR obviously had a problem with her friendliness with most men, he got tired, being the manly man that he is, he said enough is enough. Scarlett probably did not expect for him to pull the plug. This does not make him a prick, just a ballsy guy. “It’s my way or the highway”.

  32. bluhare says:

    Am I the only one who doesn’t give a shit if any celebrity/whatever gets pregnant? I am so frickin’ sick of all this baby bump crap I could puke. I’m more interested in why none of them use any effing birth control!!

    But does anyone else think Marilyn Monroe/Arthur Miller on these two?

  33. the original bellaluna says:

    Ummm…I urge all the “RR’s not-a-prick” cheerleaders to read about him. Yeah, he’s lovely to look at. (SO WHAT?) AND…he’s a prick. Divo/dick is what I dub him.

  34. YAY says:

    I think he’s hot! I love older, weird looking men.

  35. beth says:

    i have a feeling she’d have woody allen’s baby if she weren’t so creeped out by his shrivelly dingdong. bet she was. he is old and shrivelly. AND creepy. you can’t deny that. you know, sacrifices you make for the perfect baby and all.

  36. mew says:

    OUTCH at her leg in that one picture. It’s getting more and more twisted, one day it’ll be facing backwards..

    It all just sounds so crazy desperate. Been seen a guy for some months, dude isn’t into it that much but she’s just “determined to have a baby”. Very desperate. It would take a miracle to make that last. But I guess that’s not the point.

  37. Delta Juliet says:

    I have no doubt that RR is a dick. HOWEVER how can you use that argument as to why she is with SP? Unless you are trying to prove she has a pattern of dating a-holes, it doesn’t make sense.

  38. DiMi says:

    I think Ryan Reynolds is gay. Maybe she’s just really happy to be with a straight man, and she wants to have a baby now, and she thinks Penn is a good sperm donor. For some women wanting to have somebody’s baby and wanting to be with them are two different things.

  39. Mick says:

    To Delta, perhaps she is trying to make the dick she divorced feel guilty. Maybe, she thought RR was going to beg her to stay because she is so beautiful and sexy.

    Now, it is claimed she is chain smoking and drinking more than before. She is dating an old man closer to her dad’s age than hers. It almost looks like a pattern of self distruction. See Dick, “what I have become because of you”. Then, if he was such a dick, why does she still want to be involved in his life. Why meet for dinner after he filed, and
    then see him again before he leaves for
    Cape Town. They saw each other on 01/30/2011 and he arrived on the 2nd of February in CapeTown. Lawyers are paid so that you don’t have to deal with a Dick. The last words spoken were, “next time we see each other, we will be divorced”

    I am anxious to see how they react to each other at the Saturn Awards, they are both nominees, he for Buried and she for IronMan II.

    This is better than a soap opera!

  40. Sheigh says:

    Sean just plays a game with her! Midlife crisis. A baby doesn’t on his mind for now or never.
    If she really wants a baby, she will try to make it with Benicio. Guaranteed success!

  41. Natasha says:

    I think she was probably turning to walk away when the photo was taken.

  42. jess says:

    she looks like a lizard

  43. futureperfect says:

    Johansson is really not looking so good or healthy recently. Maybe she’s allergic to Penn?

  44. Mick says:

    to: your mama, What do you mean that
    Scarjo was RR’s beard?

    What is beard? I am sorry, but I do
    not know what it implies.

    Anyone can respond, please.

  45. Vesper says:

    Is ScarJo really such a catch? The new hair colour is unflattering to the point of making her look beyond ordinary. Her body is okay, but nothing special. There are many other women who actually work out and look fabulous. Her fashion style is unoriginal even though she has the money to hire a stylist. She has a rep for being super rude to other women, and comes across as being as bright as a pile of bricks. As for her acting ability, is it all that?

  46. Mick says:

    To your mama, I did my research, know th meaning of the word now. I think you have a very solid point.

    I was bearded for almost ten years…..
    Learn something new everyday.

  47. anyhoo says:

    Wait a second.

    If she’s so “determined” to have a baby, but he’s isn’t—how is she going to get pregnant?

    He’s just as responsible as she is. I don’t buy that you can trick a guy into getting you pregnant. Unless I’m missing something here….

  48. normades says:

    She’s looking really bad in these pictures. Her looks are fading fast.

  49. Moops says:

    She’s floating this story because she’s already pregnant

  50. louise says:

    Scarlett doesn’t strike me as a desperate for baby type. Also she’s been photographed several times the last few weeks. She’s obviously not pregnant.

  51. LOLITA says:

    she’s got the body of a linebacker & Golden Girl’s style. ughhh

  52. really says:

    Miss Piggy!

  53. Mizz Tickles says:

    Hot damn, these comments are a fun read! I think these two kids will stick it out for the long haul – and Scarlett should go back to blonde – that red does nothing for her, but perhaps Sean prefers it.

  54. Jenna says:

    OK seriously what’s wrong with her foot in the last pic!? why would she pose like that!?

  55. Camille says:

    She looks like a greasy unattractive tranny in these pics and Sean, well he’s just a fugly old git. Yuck.

    I think it would be bizarre if ScarHo and Sean Penis had a kid together. And I don’t see these 2 lasting for the long haul either. *shrugs*

  56. ZenB!tch says:

    @Kaboom Rarely has anyone fallen out of favor with me so fast and so hard.

    –I know, right? I always thought she was a bit flighty and slutty (the Benicio rumors) but I saw it as a generation gap. I was raised by “pre Boomers” who were in their late 30s/early 40s when I was born and it seemed she was raised by “60s peeps” – vive la differance and all that. It was part of what made her fun…

    BUT I cannot stand Sean Penn and I have no respect for anyone who goes there. She is not THAT young. She is not a drugged up failed actress looking extra publicity like Brooke Mueller. He’s a known asshole and a likely wife beater. She is not THAT young to not have an idea of what he is.

  57. ZenB!tch says:

    Oops! forgot about the outfit. That hair color washes her out. The style is boring. It just hangs there. I do like the dress but not on her with THAT hair color. The pumps (which I also like) clash with the dress.

    She was never really known for her face but she had a great real girl body – she seemed to have lost a ton of weight for a while and now she’s not 25 any more (sadly, that one year makes a difference) and ended up like I did… with it coming back in the wrong (and different) places (her stomach). I’m glad she’s been running maybe she can get it to go back where its supposed to go but right now she is not the girl we pay $10+ to see in a movie.

  58. ZenB!tch says:

    RR’s never been interesting enough for me to read about. He may be a prick – who isn’t in Hollywood? However, I don’t think she is all sweetness and light either and I doubt RR is a Sean Penn level prick. I haven’t heard any rumors about him trying up the ex-ex wife and beating her within an inch of her life rumors. My guess is RR is more of an entitled a-hole kind of prick than a violent one. Most industry men in LA are like that. The execs are just as bad.

  59. Sarah says:

    How classy at a white house dinner!