Scarlett Johansson is one of the most popular actresses in the world, which also makes her one of the biggest tabloid targets. Gossip Cop has debunked many false stories about the star. Here are five wrong rumors.
Just this week, Gossip Cop busted Star for wrongly reporting that Johansson's boyfriend, "Saturday Night Live" star Colin Jost, had proposed to her over Thanksgiving. The magazine further contended that the two were in the process of planning their wedding, but gave no details about when and where the ceremony would take place. Regardless, the article was based on claims from an anonymous and untraceable "source," but Johansson's rep told us on the record that she's not engaged to her boyfriend.
Last month, Gossip Cop called out Star for falsely claiming that Johansson wanted Jost to quit "SNL" and devote more time to her. The outlet said the actress's busy schedule called for lots of travel, so she asked her boyfriend to quit his gig and go on the road with her. The story made little sense. For starters, Johansson lives in New York City, where "SNL" is taped. Additionally, the actress only has one project lined up at the moment and it doesn't have a production start date yet, so it's not as if she's leaving town soon. Around the same time the phony story was published, Johansson and Jost were spotted on a date night at a gala, where they were joined by several of his "SNL" castmates. The actress clearly enjoys spending time with her boyfriend's colleagues, and also frequently attends "SNL" afterparties. A source close to the situation assured us the article was baseless.
Gossip Cop busted Star in October of last year for trying to create a romance between Johansson and chef Bobby Flay. The magazine insisted the two were dating simply because they were spotted out to dinner together in New York City. But we reached out to the actress's spokesperson, who told us the two are friends and neighbors, but aren't romantically involved. More importantly, Johansson was already seeing Jost at the time bogus article was written.
Also last year, OK! made up a story about Johansson refusing to dye her hair red for her role in Avengers: Infinity War. The article was concocted after a poster for the movie revealed that Johansson would have blonde hair, unlike in the previous installments where her hair was red. A supposed source told the magazine, "She's dyed her hair for five films... It's dry, brittle, and breaking from constantly switching between red and blonde." Not only did a production insider assure Gossip Cop that the story was nonsense, but the tabloid didn't realize that the actress never actually dyed her hair red for any of the Avengers films. Johansson has worn many different wigs in the Avengers franchise, but thanks to movie magic, she never needed to change the real color of her locks.
And finally, Gossip Cop called out OK! last year for alleging that Blake Lively was furious about her husband Ryan Reynolds reconnecting with Johansson, to whom he was previously married. The story was baseless. Not only did a rep for both Lively and Reynolds assures us the report was "false," but there was zero indication that Johansson was back in touch with the actor. The spouses still remain happily married, while Johansson and Reynolds don't appear to have rekindled a friendship.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.