Scarlett Johansson does not believe that humans are meant to be in a monogamous relationship. During an interview with Playboy magazine, the 32-year-old actress talked about her thoughts on relationships.
Johansson told the publication: "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. 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 peopleâfor everyoneâthe 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."
"I think marriage initially involves a lot of people who have nothing to do with your relationship, because it's a legally binding contract, and that has a weight to it. Being married is different than not being married, and anybody who tells you that it's the same is lying. It changes things. I have friends who were together for 10 years and then decided to get married, and I'll ask them on their wedding day or right after if it's different, and it always is. It is. It's a beautiful responsibility, but it's a responsibility," she added.
This comes after reports emerged that Johansson and her husband, Romain Dauriac have reportedly parted ways after two years of marriage. She was first spotted with Dauriac in 2012, but they did not publicly confirm their romance until their engagement in 2013. The couple tied the knot in 2014 at a private ceremony in Montana. The two are parents to daughter Rose Dorothy, 2.
"I had a baby, and also my husband was coming from another country and becoming a citizen of this country. It was a huge transition for both of us, and certainly for himâmoving here, committing to the States," she continued. "But I think my husband has embraced America, and New York in particular, in this really endearing way. He was making meatballs the other night, actually. I wasn't home. I was away, and he sent me a picture. He was like, 'I'm a real New Yorker, and I love The Sopranos!' I was just, 'You go, babe.'"
Johansson was previously married to Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds in 2008. The pair finalised their divorce in 2011.