Scarlett Johansson Gushes Over Colin Jost’s Engagement Proposal

Scarlett Johansson might be taking the world by storm as Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but she’s also making big moves in her personal life. In May 2019, Johansson revealed her engagement to Colin Jost, a writer for Saturday Night Live, best known for his “Weekend Update” segment with Michael Che. Then on Oct. 18, Johansson went on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to share a few details in regards to Jost’s proposal. And what she has to say about her now-fiance could melt even the coldest of hearts.

How Colin Jost proposed to Scarlett Johansson

Host Ellen DeGeneres kicked off her morning show by congratulating Johansson on her engagement to Jost. “I did it!” Johansson exclaimed as Degeneres pointed out the Marvel star “locked him in.”

The Avengers: Endgame actor then gushed over her fiance, who proposed with an 11-carat diamond engagement ring reportedly worth around $400,000. “He’s a cute guy. I mean, I’m partial, you know,” she laughed. “But now we’re engaged so I’m going down that path now.”

DeGeneres asked for details about Jost’s proposal to Johansson, wondering if the 34-year-old actress was dying to find out when the SNL writer was going to — finally — pop the question.

“No, I don’t think so,” Johansson stated. “I guess it seems like something that I thought would be nice. I mean be talked about [getting engaged].”

Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson
Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson | Amy Sussman/Getty Images

Johansson also spilled how Jost did on the proposal. “He killed it,” she said. “He did a whole James Bond situation. It was very surprising.”

“He’s got a lot behind that news desk he’s hiding,” the actress continued, referring to Jost’s “Weekend Update” segment. “He’s very charming and very thoughtful and romantic. But yeah, I was surprised. Even if you kind of imagine what that moment’s gonna be like, it’s still a beautiful moment.”

And although we know there was no hot air balloon involved, Johansson decided to keep the exact details of Jost’s proposal to herself — and understandably so. But, she did ensure fans the moment was something special.

“It was very personal, it was a special moment,” Johansson explained. “I think, more than anything, when someone tells you they want to spend their life with you, that’s a lovely, special thing.”

When will Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost get married?

Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

When Jost and Johansson made their engagement known to the public on May 19, Alternative Press confirmed no wedding date has been set. And now, five months later, fans still don’t have an answer.

During The Ellen Show, DeGeneres wondered when Johansson and Jost will get married.

“When will the wedding be so I can clear my schedule?” DeGeneres asked, echoing the thoughts of thousands of fans.

But, it seems the two actors need to figure out their busy schedules before setting an official date for their wedding.

“I have to clear my schedule first,” Johansson laughed.

About Scarlett Johansson’s relationship and engagement with fiance Colin Jost

Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost atAmerican Museum Of Natural History's 2018 Museum Gala
Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost | Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

According to E! News, Johansson’s future marriage to Jost will be Johansson’s third marriage. The actress previously married actor Ryan Reynolds in 2008. She then married French journalist and art collector, Domain Dauriac, in 2014, and they share a daughter named Rose together.

Regardless, Johansson and Jost’s engagement comes after two years of dating. And the couple actually met while on the set of SNL back in 2006.

“The first time she hosted was the first year I was a writer on the show,” Jost told Entertainment Weekly. “So, we’ve kind of known each other since then…she’s the best.”

Even so, Johansson and Jost didn’t start officially dating until 2017, following the actress’ divorce from Dauriac in 2016. Early on, the couple played it coy with the press. However, they eventually began to open up about their relationship.

“She’s pretty cool … it’s hard to have a lot of complaints, she’s pretty awesome,” Jost told ET the 2017 Emmy Awards. “I’m very happy. I feel very lucky.”

Although Johansson and Jost haven’t set a wedding date just yet, it seems the couple has a good thing going, especially from the way Johansson beamed when speaking with DeGeneres. But hey, it’s been over a decade coming. So what’s a few moments more? As they say, all good things come to those who wait.

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