One of this week's tabloids claims Scarlett Johansson wants Colin Jost to quit "Saturday Night Live" and focus more on their relationship. The premise is completely untrue. Gossip Cop can debunk it.
An article in the latest issue of Star reads, "Scar-Jo Tells Colin: It's Me Or Your Career." The accompanying article says the actress has a very demanding schedule, so she wants her boyfriend to make "some big compromises" if he wants to settle down with her, and that includes leaving "SNL" to travel with her while she's shooting films.
An alleged insider tells the magazine, "Long-distance isn't good for their relationship. The harsh reality is that Colin needs to think about leaving the show if he wants to devote more time to Scarlett." The supposed source goes on to say that Jost is seriously considering giving up his gig as the show's head writer and "Weekend Update" anchor because "as much as he loves 'SNL,' he loves her more."
The tabloid's article is simply fabricated. For starters, Johansson only has one project lined up at the moment, a standalone movie centered around her Avengers character Black Widow. The film is still in development and doesn't have a production start date yet, so it's not as if the actress is gearing up to go on location. Additionally, Johansson primarily lives in New York City, where "SNL" is taped.
Regardless, Gossip Cop checked in with a source close to the situation, who tells us on the condition of anonymity that the magazine's story is made-up. Johansson isn't pressuring her boyfriend to give up his career for her. The claim otherwise is simply baseless.
Just last week, Johansson and Jost had a date night at the American Museum of Natural History Gala, where they were joined by several of Jost's "SNL" castmates, including Pete Davidson, Leslie Jones, Cecily Strong and Aidy Bryant. Not only did the couple look very happy while posing on the red carpet together, but it's clear the actress also enjoys spending time with her boyfriend's colleagues. Johansson has also frequently been spotted attending the show's afterparties.
Meanwhile, Star has already proven to have little insight into the actress and comedian's relationship. Gossip Cop busted the tabloid last year for wrongly reporting that Jost was proposing Johansson. It's been more than a year since we corrected that report and the couple still hasn't gotten engaged. This latest article is more fiction from the unreliable outlet.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.