“I didn’t really understand marriage,” Johansson said.
Scarlett Johansson has learned from her past loves.
The Marriage Story actress, 35, opened up about her first marriage to actor Ryan Reynolds and the lessons she learned from that experience in an interview with Vanity Fair.
“The first time I got married I was 23,” Johansson said without naming Reynolds, 43. “I didn’t really understand marriage. Maybe I kind of romanticized it, I think, in a way.
Johansson married Reynolds in 2008 and the two divorced in 2011.
“It’s a different part of my life now,” she said of that time. “I feel like I’m at a place in my life, I feel like I’m able to make more active choices. I’m more present, I think, than I have been before.
The Avengers: Endgame actress married French journalist Romain Dauriac in 2014. The two divorced in 2017 and share a daughter, Rose, 5.
Now, the actress has found love again with Saturday Night Live actor Colin Jost. The couple got engaged in May after two years of dating.
“The idea of starting a family, starting a family and having this job, I love that idea,” Johansson told Vanity Fair. “I think that would be wonderful. I always wanted this. I also wanted that in my marriage to my daughter’s father. He just wasn’t the right person. But I like this idea.
In October, Johansson said Jost, 37, “killed him” when he proposed with “a whole James Bond situation.”
“It was surprising, he’s got a lot behind this news desk that he’s hiding,” she said, referring to her work as a co-host of Weekend Update. “He’s very charming and very caring and romantic.”
She continued, “But yeah, I was surprised. Even if you imagine what that moment will be like, it’s still [a] good time.”
“It was very personal. It was a special moment,” Johansson added of the proposal. “I think, more than anything, when someone tells you they want to spend their life with you, it is a lovely and special thing.”