Scarlett Johansson and husband Colin Jost welcomed their first baby together just days after publicly confirming rumors of Johansson’s pregnancy that had been circulating for months, a representative for Johansson told People magazine on Thursday.
Thirty-nine-year-old “Saturday Night Live” comedian Jost briefly touched on the pregnancy during a stand-up set he was performing earlier in the week, before sharing an Instagram post yesterday officially announcing the birth. “Ok ok we had a baby,” the post says. “His name is Cosmo. We love him very much.”
While the new addition is the first that the 36-year-old Johansson shares with Jost, she also has a daughter, 6-year-old Rose, with former husband Romain Dauriac.
Asking for privacy, Jost jokingly directed future inquiries about Cosmo to his SNL Weekend Update co-star Michael Che.
Johansson’s films have grossed over $14.3 billion worldwide, and she was the world’s highest-paid actress in 2018 and 2019. She starred across Rachel Weisz in last month’s Marvel release, “Black Widow,” and also appeared in Taika Waititi’s “Jojo Rabbit,” as well as “Marriage Story,” written and directed by Noah Baumbach.
The Jewish film star made headlines in 2014 when she stepped down from her role as an ambassador for British charity Oxfam after the organization slammed her for serving as a spokeswoman for Israeli company SodaStream, which at the time had a factory in the West Bank.
Johansson went on to vociferously defend SodaStream in an interview with the Observer, saying she saw the factory, which employed Palestinians and Israeli Arabs, “as a model for some sort of movement forward in a seemingly impossible situation.”