Scarlett Johansson and her hubs Colin Jost are reportedly expecting a wee bub, according to the often correct gossip mongers at Page Six. The Covid baby boom – I hated typing that – strikes again.

If you don’t know too much about Jost, he hosts the acclaimed Weekend Update on SNL, which makes him a pretty big deal over in the States. Other actors who have held the role include Tiny FeyAmy Poehler, and Seth Meyers.

Jost also acted in that 2016 movie How To Be Single, as well as the 2021 flick Tom and Jerry. He has a memoir called A Very Punchable Face too, in which he described his first impression of Johansson as “beautiful, smart, sweet and intimidatingly sophisticated.”

The couple first sparked dating rumours in 2017 and made their relationship public in 2018, when they walked the red carpet at the Avengers: Infinity War premiere. They were engaged in 2019 and got hitched in October 2020.

And now, here we are.

One source told Page Six that “Scarlett is actually due soon, I know she and Colin are thrilled.”

A separate source added: “Scarlett is pregnant but has been keeping it very quiet. She has been keeping a very low profile.”

Rumours about Johansson maybe being pregnant have been around for a few weeks now after she skipped a bunch of events for her upcoming film Black Widow. 

“She hasn’t been doing many interviews or events to promote Black Widow, which is surprising since it is a huge Marvel/Disney release and she is both the star and an executive producer,” the source told Page Six.

The interviews Johansson has done for Black Widow have been over Zoom, including a virtual appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last month.

Florence Pugh, in comparison, has been out and about promoting the film. She plays Johansson’s on-screen sister Yelena in the Marvel flick.

Neither Johansson or Jost have responded to the reports yet, and they probably won’t considering how private they are. If you ask me, I reckon we’ll cop an official statement from their teams once the maybe-baby is here.

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