Actress Scarlett Johansson is reportedly pregnant and expecting her first baby. The announcement comes just six months after her engagement to journalist Romain Dauriac. Can she maintain her status as a sex symbol?
The 29-year-old actress who said she was in no rush to plan her wedding also shared in December that she would like to have kids at some point. She does not want to miss out of those experiences, though she was busy with her work and new fiance. They had just announced their engagement in September, 2013.
Johansson, previously married to Ryan Reynolds from 2008 to 2011, did not see it as something of importance before. She was not interested in getting married again or having children anytime soon. In January, she told Good Morning America that she was in no rush to tie the knot with Dauriac, despite their recent engagement. She explained that the wedding seemed “far off” and she felt she had plenty of time to plan for it.
She has held a successful acting career. She got her film debut in 1994 with North. Johansson has recently starred in Her, Don Jon, Hitchcock, The Avengers and We Bought a Zoo. New projects she has worked on include Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Lucy, Under the Skin and Chef.
Through the years, she has often been cited as a sex symbol. She has been the focal point of many magazine spreads. She was named Playboy Magazine’s 2007 “Sexiest Celebrity.” In 2010, GQ named her the “Babe of the Year.” In 2011, Men’s Health ranked her number 12 of the “Hottest Women of All Times.” Johansson is also the only woman to be named “Sexiest Woman of the Year” twice by Esquire magazine, in 2006 and 2013. It will be interesting to see if she will be just as sexy pregnant and how long it will take for her to shed the baby weight and return to her sexy pre-pregnancy figure.
Johansson and fiance, Dauriac, have been together since 2012. They met through a mutual friend who is a tattoo artist. The couple bonded over their appreciation for art and creativity, which she is said to value. She made her first appearance with the engagement ring in September at the Venice International Film Festival. The sparkling art-deco ring turned heads.
The pregnancy may be somewhat of a surprise to her fans, much like Johansonn’s engagement, since neither her or her fiance are big on social media. Dauriac certainly seems to value his privacy and the couple has stayed out of the limelight for the most part.
The pregnancy leaves fans wondering if Johansson will settle into the role of a stay-at-home mom or continue with her flourishing acting career. It also begs the question as to when the couple will get married. Will they tie the know sooner than planned to be married before the baby is born or delay the wedding and focus on the pregnancy and new baby for now? It has yet to be confirmed when she is due or what the sex of the baby is.
Editorial by Tracy Rose