Scarlett Johansson Thinks It’s Unnatural to Be Monogamous
“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,” she explains. “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.”
She continues, “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,” she says. “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.”
Expanding on her thoughts, Johansson also admits that she “definitely” felt a shift when she wed Dauriac, a French journalist, back in 2014.
“It felt different. I had a really young baby at the time, so that also—our family dynamic was just different. I don’t know. Whatever that is, the thing you can’t fully put words to, it changed,” she confesses. “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 him—moving here, committing to the States.”
Previously, Johansson was married to Ryan Reynolds. Their divorce was finalized in 2011 after two years of marriage.