First the ring, then the pregnancy rumours. However, in this Hollywood fairy tale the rumours are true – Avengers actress Scarlett Johansson is pregnant with her first child.
While the actress is yet to confirm the gossip, the celebrity tabloids have all been frantically reporting that the 29-year-old beauty is already five months pregnant. The Her star, who is famously tight-lipped about her love life, has been engaged to her beau, French journalist Romain Dauriac, for six months, and now it seems they are ready to take their relationship to the next level.
Rumours of a possible pregnancy have been rife since the Cesar Film Awards in February, when Scarlett wore a demure outfit that appeared to be hiding a small bump. This coupled with comments in a recent interview that implied she’s ready for children, sent celebrity bump-watchers into overdrive. “I would like to have my own family, that would be nice,” she told a British newspaper in December 2013. “They say it’s never the right time and I am sure that’s true, but I think you have to plan it like anything else.”
“At some point it is something I look forward to,” she continued. “I am fortunate in that I have had a long career – 20 years – that has been very diverse. So, you know, picking a time to plan a family feels like something that I could do and not feel as though I was missing out.”
Since Scarlett divorced her first husband of three years, actor and now husband to Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, in 2011, she has dated fellow actor Sean Penn and ad exec Nate Naylor. Her romance with Paris-based Romain Dauriac began in 2012 and was cemented in September last year with a vintage Art Deco sparkler (we have major ring envy).
Judging by the parents, this is going to be one seriously cute addition to the Hollywood baby crew.