Scarlett Johansson is for-real dating her 51-year-old lawyer Kevin Yorn

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True or false: Scarlett Johansson has a faulty picker. That literally just occurred to me as I was considering writing this story. You could make the argument that Scarlett is sort of screwed up about men and relationships, but I truly believe that if she found the right guy, she would actually be very content in a pretty standard, un-bohemian kind of stable relationship. So the other option is that she just has a bad picker. She always falls for the wrong guy, whether it’s that French dude she’s divorcing (and everyone knew that would end in tears), Ryan Reynolds back when he was pretty douchey, Sean Penn when he was Peak Ham, or any of the other randoms she’s been with and tried to make into her boyfriends (remember when she was banging Justin Timberlake??). Anyway, Scarlett and her faulty picker have chosen a new boyfriend and it’s not SNL’s Colin Jost. It’s her entertainment lawer Kevin Yorn, the same guy she was seen out with a few weeks back.

Scarlett Johansson is moving on nearly four months after filing for divorce. The Rough Night star was first photographed holding hands with her high-profile entertainment lawyer, Kevin Yorn, a couple of weeks ago in New York City, but a source tells PEOPLE exclusively their new romance has been a long time coming.

“They’ve known each other for a very, very long time and genuinely liked each other outside of their working relationship,” says the source. “Romantically, things developed organically. There’s always been an attraction there.”

Over the last several weeks, the new couple have been spending plenty of quality time together and “literally talk all the time,” adds the source. They also have plenty in common aside from both working in the entertainment industry. Johansson, 32, is a loving mom to her 2-year-old daughter Rose Dorothy (with her ex Romain Dauriac), and Yorn, 51, has a daughter, Samantha, from a previous marriage.

“Kevin’s always been really great with Scarlett’s daughter,” says the source. “He loves kids and she’s very family-oriented, so it goes without saying they are connected on that level.”

The Los Angeles-based lawyer has “always been one of Scarlett’s strongest advocates” and the star “personally leaned on him as a friend,” adds the source. While the relationship is still new, both Johansson and Yorn are looking forward to seeing where it goes. Says the source: “Their relationship has been a little on-and-off, but it’s definitely on right now given that they can both stick to one place for the moment and actually be together.”

[From People]

Is this Scarlett’s new phase, where she needs the stability of a daddy-type who will look out for her and look out for her daughter? If it’s just a phase, it’s a horrible idea for her to get intimately involved with someone who works for her as her entertainment lawyer. If it’s the “real deal,” then sure, I wish them well. I’m getting that familiar feeling though – that feeling of “this will end in tears.” Don’t fool around with your lawyer, peeps!

This is Kevin Yorn. He’s not bad looking at all, but that facial hair is a NO.

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  1. RBC says:

    Is that even ethical? A lawyer dating his current client in a divorce?

  2. astrid says:

    ehw…..this won’t end well

  3. hnmmom says:

    WOW – that facial hair is seriously awful. What is that, a Chinzilian? But then with the spreading under the chin it also looks super phallic. Run, Scarlett, run!

  4. Lolo86lf says:

    I think Scarlett still did better in picking an older man than Jennifer Lawrence. Kevin Yorn is probably more mature and a better choice for Scarlett. Unfortunately, I do not believe this relationship will last.

  5. Rubber Ducky says:

    Oh gurrrrrrrl, seriously. She and J Lo need new friends.

  6. Honey says:

    The age gap is a little too much, but she doesn’t last long with guys. This won’t be a forever relationship

  7. V4Real says:

    She’s in her thirties and dating a 51 year old man. No big deal. I’m not going to tell a woman in her thirties who and when she should date.

    JLow seems to date one right after the other but her life, her choices. No matter how many bad choices we may think she makes, it’s her life, let her live it her way.

  8. LooperFor says:

    He’s the brother of her musical collaborator, Pete Yorn, so they’ve probably known each other for years. This smacks of wanting someone she can trust – for once, I think she’s okay with this choice. The beard is bad, but, hey, each to their own. Better than the grump Frenchman or the gerbil-faced one.

  9. Moona says:

    I know that it is Hollywood, but a lawyer can’t date his client. Period.

    But looking at him, maybe she is just his gaybeard.

  10. Mannori says:

    she’s shitting where she eats. Pardon my French. But this just means that when they will break up she will have to change lawyer with all that it implies in the industry. Yorn is a powerful lawyer, so I hope she knows that if it ends bad, and it will, there will be trouble. Mess.

  11. Neelyo says:

    She’s been looking around 50 lately so it makes sense that she’d date someone in that range.

  12. Ryan says:

    She is starting to seem like a crazy person. So many failed relationships with barely any time in between. Is she one of those people that CAN’T be alone? Her long history of failed “serious” relationships leads me to believe she could spend some time working on herself before jumping into another one.

  13. Loo says:

    I’m fine with the age difference because Scarlet is a grown woman but yeah dating your Lawyer is a horrible idea.

  14. Freckles says:

    Just googled him and there were rumours he had an affair with Gwyneth Paltrow? I think he’s a famewhore.

  15. Tom P says:

    She looks like a hawk searching for its next prey. It seems like she’s not in a good place right now and you can even see it on her face in recent pics.

  16. SM says:

    It feels a bit like after her failed marriage to a fellow actor she is just set of being with a non actor. That, mixed with the need to always be with someone and probably the fact that she is an atractive woman a lot of different types fall for, you have her dating history. Needless to say, it won’t end well

  17. chlo says:

    Is it awful to wonder that if they were so friendly before that this caused the divorce?

  18. LadyT says:

    Hasn’t she said before that she’s not really into monogamy? I don’t think her goal is the right guy and a serious relationship at present. So she just picks what she wants when she wants it then moves on. Her style is her choice.

  19. Lucy says:

    She’s been around for so long that I always forget she’s only 32. Oh well. No one shall come between Colin and Leslie Jones!!

  20. Ama says:

    What does his past look like? If he hasn’t had any long term realtionships by the time he is 51, then he means trouble.

  21. Merrie says:

    I always thought Scarlett and Jeremy Renner would make a great couple if he wasn’t so in the closet, I sometimes forget he’s gay.

  22. Stacey Dresden says:

    Faulty picker: TRUE!

  23. K says:

    I don’t believe she ever dated or had a relationship with Justin Timberlake. Justin had a crush on Scarlett and Mika Kunis, and both women are honestly too secure to date him. Plus neither one are known to sleep with taken men. Justin never seems to get the girls who have it more together,