Scarlett Johansson & Bobby Flay went to dinner together: are they secretly dating?

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Single Scarlett Johansson is always pretty fun. Scarlett has been single for a year, since splitting from her French husband Romain. Their divorce was finalized pretty quietly last month, after the initial rush of drama. It looked like they were in for a long-winded custody dispute over their daughter Rose, but the vibe I’m getting now is that they worked out their sh-t. I would not be surprised if Romain got a generous settlement, honestly, in return for dropping all of his custodial complaints.

Anyway, Scarlett has been single, and she’s been mingling with a few different guys. To me, her on-and-off thing with Colin Jost is the gossip equivalent of a mild sedative, but Jost seemed to be the one she was seeing most regularly. There was also something between Scar and Kevin Yorn, her 51-year-old entertainment lawyer. That seemed to peter out rather quickly, although sources did claim that Yorn and ScarJo were for-real dating. And now this: ScarJo and celebrity chef Bobby Flay???

Scarlett Johansson had a friendly dinner with Food Network star Bobby Flay over the weekend. Photographs of the pair strolling out of a restaurant late Sunday night sparked speculation, but a rep for the “Avengers” actress tells us that there’s no romance happening.

“Simply put, they are friends as well as neighbors [in the Hamptons],” says ScarJo’s rep.

Flay, who in 2015 had a publicly contentious split from his wife of 10 years, Stephanie March, was last linked to “Masters of Sex” actress Heléne Yorke. Johansson, who filed for divorce from French journalist Romain Dauriac in March, has been seeing “Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update” star Colin Jost since May, which was exclusively revealed by Page Six.

[From Page Six]

Is it a case where gossip media types (like myself) just can’t handle the fact that ScarJo has a lot of male friends? Or is it the case where she’s seemingly always in the company of older men and then we find out later that she’s dating them? Scarlett doesn’t really have a type – I mean, she’s been married to Ryan Reynolds AND a sockless Frenchman, she’s dated Sean Penn and… Colin Jost. She’s dated father figures and she had a fling with Justin Timberlake. Her love life makes zero sense. I guess my point is that I totally believe that she would date Bobby Flay. They would actually make some strange sense together.

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  1. Sophia's Side eye says:

    Eww, girl no!

    • Charlie says:

      Please, tell me she’s just looking for someone to cater a backyard party. Please!

    • AnnaKist says:

      Do we not like Bobby Flay?

      • INeedANap says:

        He was a total cad (and possibly abusive?) with Stephanie March during their marriage and made the whole divorce process a nightmare. He sounds like a piece of work frankly.

      • velourazure says:

        He’s a mimbo.

      • magnoliarose says:

        No we don’t like Bobby Flay. He is a cheating sexist creep. His restaurants are overrated too. In the 90s we used to go Mesa Grill for lunch but lost interest as better places opened.

  2. stephka says:

    Yeah, yuck.

  3. Enough Already says:

    You in danger girl.

  4. JRenee says:

    After Sean Penn, no rhyme or reason….but no ma’am

  5. Handwoven says:


    You have Jost right there. He’s a bit of a goof but his arms are like whaaaaat.

    Do NOT go for this tomatillo-salsa-pushing idiot.

    *side note, I have no problems with tomatillos.

  6. Megan says:

    Yuck. Bobby Flay is such a d-bag.

  7. Joss RED says:

    She’s dated Sean Penn, so who knows?

  8. Lizzie says:

    please be a just a friend. please. he is such a pig and also – intensely unattractive in his looks and attitude.

  9. HH says:

    I don’t have a type either, so I get that. However, Bobby Flay?! DO NOT PASS GO.

  10. JEM says:


    • AnnaKist says:

      Aussie here. Why don’t we like this guy?

      • Jaded says:

        He’s a narcissistic philanderer – fooled around on his ex-wife with legions of women and tried to stiff her on a divorce settlement. A total arrogant d-bag.

  11. Tiffany says:

    Eh? Meh?

  12. Meg says:

    She doesn’t have a good picker, that industry seems to have tons like her. Bobby flay is a dog, he was with January Jones which says enough right there

    • Alexandria says:

      I actually feel she is not looking for anything serious.

    • Mannori says:

      I wouldn’t blame her for dating casually or as some say “dating like a guy” but rather for the way she’s playing it for public consumption and PR image. I’m all for women not forced by the classic assumption that we all have to date seriously and look for a long term relation regardless.

  13. Rose says:

    She might think they’re just friends but I’m sure the middle aged men on these dates think it’s more than that!

  14. paranormalgirl says:

    He was around the Hamptons over the summer with Helene Yorke. Didn’t hear that they ended things or anything.

    • magnoliarose says:

      I am sure he is juggling several women.

      I used to meet my father at Mesa Grill for lunch in the 90s sometimes, but we started finding other places. Even though my cousins like Gato I am not crazy about his food. My grandmother went to dinner at Mesa once with my brother, and she complained. But coax her south of 59th for a meal, it better be worth it, and she decided it wasn’t. lol

  15. minx says:

    Ew, she has poor taste in men.

  16. Mannori says:

    she playing. With the dudes yes, but mostly with the PR image construction. Every time she goes out with a new dude somehow a pap is there, oh what a surprise.

    • DiligentDiva says:

      Well at least it’s dudes and not her daughter. Celebs pimping out there personal life like this doesn’t bother me. I’ve seen a bunch of them do it to their children though I get more upset over that.

  17. DiligentDiva says:

    Didn’t the SNL guy just confirm he was her boyfriend?
    I think she might just be being open about her lack of wanting a monogamous relationship to be honest. I mean good for her, but why would the SNL guy call himself her boyfriend if that was the case.

  18. Bijou says:

    LOL girl need to love herself more.

  19. QueenB says:

    Its like Halle Berry: If the guy is a douchebag they are most likely dating. Halle at least has looks on her list. Scarlett please dont.

  20. Andy says:

    She said that they are friends. And he’s got a girlfriend.

    Let’s all move on.

  21. Reef says:

    What is it about this dude that has women just falling all over themselves for him? I don’ t get it.
    I’m tickled that Scar Jo is reclaiming her time after being married for a couple of years. Good for her.

  22. Annika says:

    I’d stick with CJ if I were her, but I have a thing for nerds.

  23. Dorky says:

    She’s does have a type: narcissist.

    • Alexandria says:

      Narcissists have confidence in abundance, so the charm could be attractive (at the start). I wouldn’t date one for the long term. I certainly wouldn’t touch Sean Penn or Dotard either. Personally, I think Flay looks good onscreen (maybe it’s a mirage), he would be my shame bonk and I’d ask him to leave after hahah.

  24. Laly says:

    Sean penn, Jared Leto her husband she has the worst taste in men! She should date one of the avengers guys they seems harmless.

  25. Hunter says:


  26. Debutante says:

    Yuck. He looks like Alfred e. Newman from the old MAD magazines.

  27. angie0717 says:

    I love single ScarJo!!! Pls do not get marrried again!!! I love the idea of a hook up w Flay – why not?! Go Scarlet!

  28. Dirtydishes says:

    Didn’t she also date benecio? I know they’ve mostly denied the elevator story but don’t think they’ve ever denied briefly seeing each other.

  29. raincoaster says:

    I dunno if he is her type, but she is EXACTLY his type: a thin, beautiful, chain-smoking, high-maintenance, bossy blonde.

  30. Parigo says:

    She totally has a type, and the type is douchebag.

  31. Dee says:

    He has a girlfriend, I forget her name but she’s a good blogger of sorts and was on his show (maybe it is Helene after looking her up). But I am SOOO here for this pairing. SO HERE.

    • The Truth says:

      Yes, Flay has been seeing Helene for over a year, and, yes, she was finally brought on 1 episode of Beat Bobby Flay earlier this year. However, that was probably just for some much-needed publicity since his show ratings have been plummeting BIG TIME due in part, I’m sure, to the fallout FN suffered as a result of his FOUL behavior during the much-publicized nasty divorce he went through from his ex, Stephanie March, who he was married to for 10 years. Flay cheated on her CONSTANTLY, then treated her and her sick mother horrible during the divorce. Flay has a TYPE:

      Blonde, Thin, late 20’s-early 30’s age, attractive Actresses/Starlets/Celebrities who are currently starring in a movie or on television/broadway.

      Helene is getting to be old news, and Scarlett MORE than fits the new bill/menu:)