Colin Jost did not propose to Scarlett Johansson, despite a report from exactly one year ago today that asserted he was on the verge of asking her to marry him. At the time, Gossip Cop said the tabloid's claim was false, and now 12 months later it remains untrue. While the couple is still together, they are not engaged.
On October 7, 2017, Star maintained the "Weekend Update" anchor and head writer of "SNL" was "itching" to wed Johansson, even though they had only been dating for a few months. Still, the supermarket tabloid alleged Jost was "ready to pop the big question." To bolster its premise, the magazine quoted a "spy" who contended the "Saturday Night Live" star was "looking at massive diamonds," and was thinking of proposing during a romantic New Year's vacation, during which he was going to present her with a "sparkly engagement ring."
Well, New Year's 2018 passed, as have 365 days since the tabloid's story, and Johansson and Jost are still not engaged. Gossip Cop, which has tight contacts at "SNL," was assured by an impeccable insider that Jost was nowhere close to proposing to the Avengers star. Our source told us the outlet's entire tale was "not true," and a year later it's still 100 percent wrong.
It bears mentioning that neither Star nor its sister publications have been any more accurate about the couple in the intervening months since that initial report and the present. In fact, just one week after the tabloid's fake proposal piece, the National Enquirer inaccurately claimed Johansson was "rushing to the altar" with Jost. According to that equally bogus article, the actress told the "SNL" actor she wanted to "move quickly and make things official."
Then, a few months after those outlets predicted they would be engaged or married, Star published a bizarre story about how Johansson was sick of Jost's obsession with March Madness, and that it was ruining their romance. Our same source told Gossip Cop back then that Jost was not consumed with the college basketball tournament. Since then, their relationship has continued to flourish, with Johansson last month at the Emmys supporting Jost, who co-hosted the awards show.
While it's conceivable one day Jost will propose and get engaged to Johansson, in the past the twice-divorce actress has openly expressed her issues with marriage. Last year, in an interview with Playboy, Johansson said she doesn't think it's natural to be monogamous. Regardless, Gossip Cop proposes Star finds better Jost and Johansson sources.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.