Scarlett Johansson is expecting her first child, according to E! News. It is also the first baby for her fiance, Romain Dauraic.
Just six months ago, the couple announced that they were engaged after starting a relationship in November 2012. Despite the engagement, The Other Boleyn Girl actress told Good Morning America viewers that she was not yet planning the wedding. It was far from her mind, and it is likely that the pregnancy is partly the reason for that. The good news is that it means no rushed wedding just for the sake of the baby. The couple is planning a long engagement, and their first child together will play a part.
The actress has been married once before. She married Ryan Reynolds for a three-year period, but it ended about a year before her relationship with Dauriac started. They never had any children together, but that has not stopped Johansson from wanting a family. There was a short romance with Nate Taylor between the two men. Reynolds has gone on to marry his Green Lantern leading lady, Blake Lively.
She told UK newspaper The Daily Mail in December of last year that she wanted a family. During the interview, the 29-year-old acknowledged that while people say there is no right time, it does require some planning. There was some hinting that family planning was at the top of the star’s list when she was giving the interview. She shared that she would not feel like she would miss out on her career after spending 20 years in the movie industry. Three months later, Johansson has confirmed that she and Dauriac are expecting their first child together.
It was only just over a year ago when the Avengers actress stated that marriage was not something she thought about and she did not want to start a family. She told Elle magazine that children were not something happening soon, and she wanted to concentrate on her “nice relationship.” At that time, the couple had just started dating, so it was too soon to start contemplating marriage and kids.
According to TMZ, the actress is five months pregnant. However, that rumor comes from a series of sources that the celebrity gossip website claims have told it. There has not yet been any confirmation from the couple or any reps. It is possible after seeing photos from the Cesar Film Awards red carpet just last week. Her dark suit jacket popped out a little at the bottom, indicating that there may be a baby bump underneath.
The last few years have certainly been busy for the actress, and she had the chance to do many different roles. She has played a drug mule with superpowers in Lucy and portrayed Mary Boleyn in The Other Boleyn Girl, a movie adaptation from a book with the same name. The 29-year-old is right when she says she has had plenty of opportunities since starting acting at the age of nine. Now it is time for Johansson to take some time off for herself and enjoy her first child she is currently expecting.
Opinion by Alexandria Ingham