Scarlett Johansson says monogamy isn’t ‘natural’ but ‘a lot of work’
In fact, she admits she’ll probably get flack for it, but she believes the idea of marriage and monogamy isn’t “natural.” Reports surfaced earlier this year that the “Avengers” star and her husband, Romain Dauriac, had split, according to The Associated Press. It’s not clear if this interview was conducted before those reports broke.
“With every gain there’s a loss, right? So, that’s the loss. You have to choose a path. I think the idea of marriage is very romantic; it’s a beautiful idea, and the practice of it can be a very beautiful thing. I don’t think it’s natural to be a monogamous person. I might be skewered for that, but I think it’s work. It’s a lot of work,” she told the magazine.
The actress, who wed Dauriac in 2014 and has a daughter, Rose, with him, added that with so many other couples having to work at it as well, “that proves that it is not a natural thing.”
“It’s something I have a lot of respect for and have participated in, but I think it definitely goes against some instinct to look beyond,” she added.
Johansson, 32, was also married to actor Ryan Reynolds from 2008 to the early 2010’s.
“I think marriage initially involves a lot of people who have nothing…