Congratulations to Scarlett Johansson, who gave the act of giving birth to a human baby a red hot go overnight and, as with most of the things she has done in her life to date, did a pretty okay job.

Congratulations also to the hundreds of thousands (and counting) other women who have given birth today; but mostly Scarlett Johansson, a famous actor in whose personal life you evidently have some bizarre vested interests.

Congratulations everyone, really.

Johansson, 29, and her French former journalist fiancé Romain Dauriac this morning confirmed to the Associated Press that she’s no longer heavily pregnant having decided now was as good a time as ever to evacuate a child from her abdomen – a pretty mean feat requiring considerable gumption, her characteristic go get ’em attitude and a certain ~je ne sais quoi~

From this day on until the child attains a level of autonomy by virtue of age and decides otherwise, she will be known as Rose – a warm pink or light crimson colour not far removed from the shade with which her mother shares a name. Nice touch.

A spokesman for the couple added that they will continue to seek privacy as supporters of the ‘No Kids Policy’, a concerted effort made by celebrities to shield their children from the dark side [and the fabulous perks] of fame. 

Johansson and Dauriac have been engaged for about a year, give or take. She was previously married to Ryan Reynolds, which is crazy when you think about it, non?

via AP

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