Scarlett Johansson has blossomed from sex bomb to action hero on-screen but in real life, she’s a newly single mom to two-and-a-half-year-old Rose. In the most recent issue of Playboy, Johansson shared her thoughts on relationships and monogamy and–tell us if it’s just us– we’re assuming, based on her words, that while the interview likely happened while she and Romain Dauriac were still together, there was probably trouble a-brewing.
“Well, with every gain there’s a loss, right? So that’s a loss,” Scarlett replies when asked whether humans are designed to be monogamous. “You have to choose a path. I think the idea of marriage is very romantic; it’s a beautiful idea, and the practice of it can be a very beautiful thing.”
Johansson continued: “I don’t think it’s natural to be a monogamous person. I might be skewered for that, but I think it’s work. It’s a lot of work. And the fact that it is such work for so many people — for everyone — the fact of that proves that it is not a natural thing.
“It’s something I have a lot of respect for and have participated in, but I think it definitely goes against some instinct to look beyond.”
Of going from a relationship to a legally binding contract, Scarlett believes, “Being married is different than not being married, and anybody who tells you that it’s the same is lying. It changes things,” and refers to friends who were together for years but as soon as they made it official, everything was different. “It’s a beautiful responsibility, but it’s a responsibility.”
Scar does raise some decent points about marriage because it definitely is work. Nothing in life comes easy. Monogamy, on the other hand, while seemingly unnatural, shouldn’t be hard when you and your partner are there for each other in every way. For Scarlett, monogamy is probably a lot tougher considering her life, her undeniable beauty, her upbringing and her career which takes her to far-off places where people are probably throwing themselves at her left and right. It’s a lifestyle filled with temptation so it’s understandable. But for normies like us, maybe not so much.
Or maybe Johansson isn’t built for it; hell, many people aren’t. And that’s fine. But if you’re in a satisfying relationship filled with love, support, affection and communication, monogamy shouldn’t be hard. Or at least that’s what we tell ourselves.