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How Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost broke the news of their wedding
Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost tied the knot last weekend. They announced their marriage using the Meals on Wheels Instagram page.
The celeb couple announced their nuptials on Thursday through a post on the Instagram page for Meals on Wheels America, a charity providing food and resources to the elderly. The post shows a picture of a Staten Island Ferry with the words “Jost Married” across the image
Johansson’s representative Marcel Pariseau and Jost’s representative Nicole Caruso each confirmed the post’s accuracy to USA TODAY.
“We’re thrilled to break the news that Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost were married over the weekend in an intimate ceremony with their immediate family and love ones, following COVID-19 safety precautions as directed by the CDC,” read the caption.
The post also noted the stars’ request that fans celebrate their love by donating to the charity.
“Their wedding wish is to help make a difference for vulnerable older adults during this difficult time by supporting @mealsonwheelsamerica,” the caption continued. “Please consider donating to celebrate the happy couple by clicking the link in our bio.”
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We’re thrilled to break the news that Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost were married over the weekend in an intimate ceremony with their immediate family and love ones, following COVID-19 safety precautions as directed by the CDC. Their wedding wish is to help make a difference for vulnerable older adults during this difficult time by supporting @mealsonwheelsamerica. Please consider donating to celebrate the happy couple by clicking the link in our bio.
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The couple met through “Saturday Night Live”: Johansson, 35, has hosted multiple times since 2006; Jost, 38, joined the show as a writer in 2005 before becoming head writer and “Weekend Update” co-anchor.
The couple went red carpet official in 2018, linking arms and posing for photographers at the premiere of “Avengers: Infinity War,” in which Johansson starred as Black Widow.
In May 2019, Pariseau confirmed to USA TODAY that the couple got engaged after two years together.
“I just want to say that this place means so much to me,” Johansson said in her opening monologue while hosting “SNL” for the sixth time in December 2019. “I have so many friends here, and I met the love of my life here.”
In his book “A Very Punchable Face: A Memoir,” released earlier this year, Jost wrote about meeting Johansson for the first time during his first year on “SNL,” describing her as a “beautiful, smart, sweet and intimidatingly sophisticated” star possessing “a grace and a smile that I’ve still never seen in any other human.”
In an interview with USA TODAY in July, Jost confessed he was instantly taken with her. “Although, it’s like being taken with the moon,” he added. “You don’t expect you’re ever gonna get there. But I guess a few astronauts have, so it does happen.”
He also opened up about his desire to keep his relationship with Johansson out of the spotlight.
“I think I am especially private about our relationship, but really in relationships in general,” he said. “It’s kind of nice to have some things be still a little mysterious.”
This is the third marriage for Johansson, who was wed to “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds (2008-2011) and journalist Romain Dauriac (2014-2017), the father of her daughter, Rose Dorothy Dauriac, 6.
This is the first marriage for “Saturday Night Live” star Jost.
Contributing: Hannah Yasharoff, Erin Jensen, Andrea Mandell