Scarlett Johansson & Colin Jost are expecting, she’s ‘actually due soon’

Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost attend the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for...

Black Widow is out this week, a fact which I didn’t realize because – in my opinion – the hype around it has been rather subdued. I attributed that to the pandemic delaying the release of the film, and the fact that Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh had already done a ton of promotional interviews last year, before the film’s release was delayed. But maybe the hype machine has been kind of quiet in recent weeks because the star of Black Widow has been opting out of promotion… because she’s very knocked up!

Scarlett Johansson is pregnant! The Oscar-nominated actress is expecting her first child with husband Colin Jost, multiple sources tell Page Six. One source told us: “Scarlett is actually due soon, I know she and Colin are thrilled.”

Another insider added: “Scarlett is pregnant but has been keeping it very quiet. She has been keeping a very low profile.”

The “Avengers” star, 36, sparked pregnancy rumors in June after skipping out on several “Black Widow” events.

“She hasn’t been doing many interviews or events to promote ‘Black Widow’ which is surprising since it is a huge Marvel/Disney release and she is both the star and an executive producer,” our source explained. Instead, she’s been carrying out promotional appearances via Zoom, appearing virtually on the “Tonight Show” to chat with Jimmy Fallon on June 21 and conspicuously only shot from the shoulders up.

She was also absent from a “Black Widow” screening in the Hamptons Friday — attended by her co-star David Harbour and followed by a party at Mariska Hargitay’s home — even though she and Jost own a home in Montauk, where they’re frequently seen out and about.

A Hamptons source told us: “Scarlett usually spends a lot of the summer out in Amagansett and Montauk, and you’d often see her walking her dogs on the beach or getting coffee. But this summer it seems like she is deliberately trying to keep a low profile.”

Disney has already thrown “Black Widow” events in New York, Los Angeles, and London but sans ScarJo. The actress stars in the big-budget flick — released this weekend after being postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic — as the titular character, a Russian-born spy-turned-Avenger. It’s among a number of movies which Hollywood hopes will revive the box office.

[From Page Six]

I wonder why Scarlett didn’t just announce her pregnancy a month ago and do a few interviews talking about how happy she is to have another baby and what have you? I know, she has the right to privacy and no one should be forced into revealing a pregnancy if they want to keep it quiet, but it feels like Scarlett is trying to be purposefully weird? She and Colin are married, they’ve been together for years, and Scarlett is already a mom to Rose, who turns seven years old later this summer! It’s not like “being pregnant with your second child” is some big scandal! I wonder if Marvel is a little bit mad that their star is barely doing any promo. Anyway, congrats to Scarlett and Colin. Pregnant with a little bonsai tree!

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  1. BusyLizzy says:

    Congrats to them!
    Tbh Black Widow is far from my favorite Avengers character but I am excited to see the movie on Friday because I liked her character development in Endgame and also I am desperate for some Marvel movie theater experience after almost two years without it! (In France masks are mandatory in movie theaters so that’s a bit reassuring)

    • deezee says:

      Luckily you can go to the theatre though. In Ontario, our movie theatres, along with many other things, are still closed. Apparently it doesn’t matter that our numbers are really low and our vaccination rate is really high.

      • BusyLizzy says:

        I’m sorry to hear deezee, I hope things get better soon in Canada.

        It looks like France might face a 4th lockdown soon because of the Delta / Epsilon variants, numbers aren’t good right now…

    • Sue M says:

      Not all of Canada. In BC, movie theatres are operating at 50% capacity. I have my tickets to see Black Widow this Thursday! Yay! In my 60s, I am bigger Marvel fanboy than by 17 year-old son.

      • dj says:

        Not in Canada, But another 60 year old right there with the 14 year olds too! I miss big summer movies. I am not that big a ScarJo fan but I have support women driven movies!

  2. TIFFANY says:

    I cannot lie, I am shocked she is having a kid with Colin. She is gonna get bored with this Harvard dude just like she got bored with the French dude.

    • FrenchGirl says:

      I know a guy who is movie journalist and lived in Paris in her quarter and once he met her at a party with her husband.She said him she knew her story with her husband was not going to last because she lives in USA normally whereas her husband wanted to be in France but she wed him because he would be a great dad and a great ex husband . She was very pragmatic about their relation

      • Jamie says:

        Pragmatic, indeed. In past interviews she’s mentioned her thoughts that monogamy isn’t natural or realistic for humans to maintain (my words, not hers; I can’t remember her exact phrasing!), so I won’t be surprised when she moves on to someone else.

  3. Stephanie says:

    Congrats to them! As to their decision to keep the pregnancy a secret or off the radar, you never know if there are complications or issues that may keep the parents from wanting to discuss what’s going on. Not saying that’s the case but even without complications some pregnancies can be rough and she’s older now than with her first. She’s probably exhausted and it’s too hot to be out and about.

    • Normades says:

      This. She has every right not to say anything. I had a baby later in life after miscarriage and I didn’t say anything on social media or anyone outside my very immediate family circle

  4. Maria says:

    She’s still an awful person but congrats I guess.

    • Lex says:

      Sounds like you are too… congrats!

      • Maria says:

        LOL. I don’t defend people who rape children (Woody Allen) like Scarlett “I believe my friend” Johansson, not to mention her ridiculous comments about race and gender. But that was an excellent try! Now go sit down.

    • Yati says:

      Lol she seems so full of herself. Her success boggles my mind. Hollywood really let’s mediocrity succeed.

    • vesper nite says:

      Yup she is truly problematic and is very pompous and arrogant when being called out about it. So screw her….besides Black Widow doesn’t even have any powers…GTFOH! LOL!

  5. Lucy2 says:

    Congrats to them. Maybe she’s having a difficult pregnancy, was put on bedrest, or is having some sort of other medical issue that prevents her from going out and doing the publicity. Whatever the situation, it’s no one’s business, and I hope all are well.

    • Katherine says:

      Same. She’s not being weird about it. She doesn’t owe us any information on this.

    • sunny says:

      Yes- this. This was my first thought. Pregnancy is difficult on the body and can be on your mental health plus we are still in a pandemic. Whatever the case, I hope she is doing well.

      Also it might not be a bad thing she is doing a bit less promotion she tends to put her foot in her mouth all of the time saying racist, arrogant, or ignorant things.

    • Tanah says:

      Agreed.
      Also, pregnant women are unable to be vaccinated for COVID-19. I imagine it would be completely reasonable to opt out of large social gatherings because of that.

      (Though I have no idea what Scarlett’s thoughts on vaccines are)

  6. Nev says:

    Your last line. Such a READ. So funny.

  7. Sofia says:

    Ah so that’s why she was absent from the Black Widow premiere. But I did hear from the grapevines that she was apparently pregnant so I guess they were right! Congrats to her and Colin.

  8. Case says:

    Oh wow! Wasn’t expecting this for some reason, but good for them. They seem really happy together.

    I think the hype around Black Widow is subdued because it wasn’t a highly anticipated Marvel movie to begin with and dragging out the release this long has totally killed what hype is left.

  9. Darla says:

    Since we know black widow will be dead soon, it’s hard to get excited about the film. We know how her story ends, and while I still insist it should have been Hawkeye, her fate won’t change. There’s something about Florence Pugh I can’t warm up to, maybe it’s because she’s appointed herself ambassador and advocate for those poor old men who date young women. I dunno. BUT…I do love David Harbour and Pugh is a good enough actor however much her face annoys me…I will still see it. I 100% get why there’s low hype though.

    • Hyrule Castle says:

      I absolutely applaud everything in your post.

    • BusyLizzy says:

      Totally agree – Hawkeye should have died instead of her, especially since he went on a killing spree after his family was blipped. His character didn’t bring much to the story imo

    • Jamie says:

      In defense of Hawkeye (don’t hate me!) if Marvel would have actually used the Hawkeye from the comics instead of changing his entire personality, erasing his disability, and giving him a wife and kids for some reason, he might have been a more meaningful character onscreen. The only reason I watched the Avengers movies was based on his cameo on Thor, but I was so disappointed with what they actually did (or *didnt* do) with him. It’s liked they created an entire new person as filler and slapped the name Clint Barton on him. I mean, c’mon, he has an entire comic series with Deadpool! Barton’s not boring!! Ugh!! /end_nerd_rant

      Congrats to ScarJo, I hope the pregnancy is going well!

  10. Serena says:

    Well, there could have been a multiple of issues, especially health wise and since Covid is still a thing maybe she felt more safe in her home.

    Anyways, congrats I guess.

  11. lunchcoma says:

    It’s probably for the best that Scarlett isn’t doing tons of interviews. In the past, she’s realy put her foot in her mouth about playing Asian or trans characters. She’s backtracked from that recently, but I think talking about the issue for an extended period would probably result in some contradictory statements.

    She’s obviously good at getting attention on the red carpet, but maybe she’s due this week or is on bed rest. Not all pregnancies are as easy as some stars make it look.

  12. Silvi says:

    Not weird at all to keep things quiet & lay low- growing a new human is way more important than promoting a film that will come and go. First, who wants to be hugely pregnant on a red carpet with critical eyes on you? Second, it’s still a pandemic & she’s got a 6yo unvaxxed kid at home- crowds & travel prob not a good idea. Third, if she revealed a month ago, all those zoom interviews would be focused on the baby & not the movie. Notice this came out once she had finished all BW promo.

  13. Bettyrose says:

    That picture of her looking adoringly at Colin Jost … she really does love him, eh? I have to admit I’ve never understood it. He’s so painfully cringey not funny. I can’t imagine finding him attractive. Must be something about him more appealing in person.

    • Case says:

      When she hosted SNL somewhat recently I was blown away by how lovey-dovey they were. They were actually pretty cute and she seems SUPER into him.

    • Truthiness says:

      Jost is the co-head writer that is the news junkie. The SNL cold opens and Weekend Updates never let up on Trump for a single minute and they REALLY got under his skin. So many film stars came to do cameos for little pay. Scarlett playing Ivanka for a perfume named Complicit may be the best thing Scarlett has ever done. Melissa Mccarthy as Sean Spicer was fking epic. I think he’s okay as a writer, it will be interesting to see if they last as a couple.

      • Bettyrose says:

        Does Jost really deserve that much credit for the brilliant skits during the Trump years? The content practically wrote itself and Melissa McCarthy’s work as Spicer was more acting than writing. SNL’s history of biting political commentary predates Jost’s existence in this earth. To be fair, he was editor of the Harvard lampoon- the most consistent path to head writer at SNL (as Al Franken himself said). He’s a Staten Island boy whose success is not owed to nepotism, which does suggest he has talent. But his on screen work is some of the worst I’ve ever seen.

      • Truthiness says:

        Yeah, I think of him as a co-head writer, not as on-screen talent, and that’s most of his work. If the scripts wrote themselves they really need to stop working 18 hour days. The late night shows like Seth Meyers, Colbert, Kimmel and the occasional SNL bit helped me during 4 dark reprehensible years, your mileage may vary. I loved how mad it made both Trump and Ivanka.

      • bettyrose says:

        Truthiness:
        You’re right, they do work really hard, and SNL is famous for its grueling, cocaine fueled work hours, but I still think they were handed a lot of easy comedy during the Trump years. The explosion of biting satire in our media has hurt SNL since the 90s (though been great for the rest of us) so writing alone hasn’t carried them. The Trump years were a blessing for political comedy. Admittedly, I hadn’t watched the show since the Tina Fey days, but have rediscovered my love for it in recent years on Hulu (no longer a late night girl) but ScarJo and Jost really do puzzle me. She doesn’t seem witty enough to really appreciate a guy with a good sense of humor (like, I picture her more with beefcake or billionaire types) and he doesn’t seem funny enough to get the hot girl despite being socially awkward. . But they’re obviously happy together. I wish them only the best even if I make fun of them here on CB. :-)

      • Normades says:

        @truthiness
        Like you said He is definitely more than the news guy on snl, he is a head honcho there. He’s grown on me and while everyone thinks she is the bigger star, they are pretty much equals. Dude is a big fish in his pond and very busy and successful in his own right.

  14. CooCooCatchoo says:

    In this day, where COVID is still very much a thing – I do not blame her for laying low, and especially for not making the promotional rounds. I think we’re all so used to the way many celebs exploit every second of their pregnancies, it feels weird when one wants to keep it private.

  15. FancyHat says:

    I hated Endgame so I’m not really excited about any Marvel movie now but Rachel Weisz is in Black Widow and I love her.

    As for the baby, my first terrible thought was this kid is going to be so smug with those parents.

  16. bml says:

    It’s so weird to me that she decided to have a second child while it really seems like she has hardly a relationship with her first child.

    • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

      How exactly would you know what kind of relationship she has with her daughter? You know, there IS life outside of a Pap’s lens. There are a LOT of celebs that don’t parade/pimp their kids out there for publicity or a cut in the checks the Paps get for the pics.

      We don’t know a thing about Adele’s kid, other than his name, and that she adores him. Does that make *her* a “bad mom” w/ “no relationship” to her child because we’ve never seen him? Are H&M “bad parents”, too?? We’ve not seen Lili, so does that mean Harry and Meg don’t have a “relationship” with her?

      Personally, I don’t care for ScarJo at all, as an actress or for her public statements/positions. But for keeping her child out of the public eye? Good job. Her child’s life is none of our business.

      • milliemollie says:

        Yes, I can’t stand her for obvious reasons, but I really like that I regularly forget that she has a child. More celebs should keep their children out of the public eye, especially if they’re still super young.

      • bml says:

        it’s not so much that she keeps her kid out of the public eye (i think that is good). but it appears the father has primary custody and they live primarily in france (where I think pap laws are much more strict IIRC). she has been working on marvel movies basically non-stop for the last 10 years, which seemed to be a huge reason the father got primary custody. I think her choice to marry someone who’s job ties them to NYC/the US and have another baby speaks volumes about where her priorities re: her first kid are.

      • Silvi says:

        To bml- absolutely untrue that Scarlett’s ex has primary custody- look it up- they have had joint custody since the split. The kid does not live in France- the ex had to move to NYC just to see the kid. She’s lived w Scarlett & Colin all through the pandemic. Just bc you don’t see her paraded for the paps does not mean she isn’t there. Just like this new pregnancy, some people like to keep their family private.

      • Rose says:

        The announcement says she is expecting her first child. Am I the only one noticing that? I heard it on the news too but thought I misheard. Why are they pushing that this is her first child???

    • BB says:

      What makes you say they don’t have much of a relationship?

    • Nanny to the Rescue says:

      Is she not the main parent (or how do you call in English the divorced parent the child stays with most of the time)?

      • bml says:

        by all accounts her father is the primary parent and she lives primarily in france with him (he’s french). so while i’m sure she sees her daughter, it is odd to me that she married a guy who’s job keeps them in NYC/the US when she has the means to live in France to be closer to her daughter.

    • FrenchGirl says:

      Her French ex husband lives in NY . They share the custody of their child .

      • bml says:

        That makes more sense! Everything I had read said he and the daughter were living in France.

  17. Lee says:

    Congrats on them for the pregnancy and for keeping it private! Enough with those celebs who pretend to be private and then pimp their kids or baby bumps everytime they have a movie coming out.

    • Heat says:

      And yet, she DOES have a movie coming out right now. And she is announcing her pregnancy right now. If she was, indeed, so private, we wouldn’t know about the child at all. Given the fact that we’re only now coming out of a global pandemic (kinda), it wasn’t a difficult feat to keep the pregnancy under wraps.

      • MsIam says:

        The article says “sources”. It doesn’t quote Scarlett announcing her pregnancy. And publicizing your movie/record etc is part of your job. If a woman is pregnant her bump travels with her, its hard to hide that at some point.

  18. Pork chops & Apple sauce says:

    This sounds a little hyper critical. She’s gonna do what she’s gonna do. I’m not a big fan of hers and I’m a loyal Celebrity reader but this isn’t much of a story for me.

  19. Lena says:

    There’s been gossip for a couple of weeks about a major A list celebrity who has a pregnancy announcement under wraps & there were all kinds of guesses but this is a was bit of a disappointment. Her and Jost, okay well, boring.

  20. Sof says:

    If it’s a girl I hope she is blonde, I can’t deal with another round of “I’m disappointed my baby is brunette because blondes are the sexy ones” sh*t comments she made about her firstborn!

  21. MsIam says:

    Congrats Scarlett! And of course Colin too lol!

  22. Detnow359 says:

    She’s 36 and may be high risk or having problems and that’s why she’s quiet. Maybe she previously had a miscarriage and wants to announce it after a safe arrival. The timing may suck for promotion but hopefully mommy and baby are well.

  23. L4frimaire says:

    I think Mindy Kaling started a trend with the stealth pregnancy. She hid it so well while hiding in plain sight. If Scarlett didn’t feel like being seen while pregnant or announcing, that’s her business and even with lockdowns lifted, a lot of people just didn’t feel like being out and about.