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Scarlett Johansson Discusses Time Spent Apart from Husband Colin Jost

Scarlett Johansson Discusses Time Spent Apart from Husband Colin Jost

Scarlett Johansson isn’t showing much sympathy for her husband, Colin Jost, over his new job assignment. Although the comedian is currently taking a break from his role as co-host of Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live, he’s gearing up for a different kind of hosting gig for NBC during the upcoming Paris Olympics.

The actress playfully suggests that the new role might be more of a vacation in disguise. To cover the surfing segment of the Olympics, which is only the second time this category has been included in the summer games, Colin will be heading to Teahupo’o, Tahiti. The competitions are set to start on July 27.

During an appearance on the Today Show with anchor Savannah Guthrie, Scarlett humorously questioned her husband’s good fortune: “Even I’m like, ‘How did you get this gig?’ I just want to know.” She added, “When they announced the Paris Olympics, he immediately found out that the surf competition is in Tahiti, which is so cool.”

Scarlett noted that Colin has a deep affection for surfing. “He loves to surf, we have a place in Montauk, he’s always out there surfing,” she shared. She facetiously commented on his upcoming two-week stint in Tahiti: “Somehow the dream became a reality, and now he’s going to be in Tahiti for two weeks,” before adding with a laugh, “I’m like, ‘Poor you.'”

Continuing to poke fun, Scarlett mimicked Colin’s feelings about his new job: “He’s like, ‘Poor me, I’m going to be all over the place,'” she shared, then added, “I’m like, are you? I think if you can have a piña colada on air while you’re working, it’s not technically work.”

Colin had earlier expressed his excitement in a press release from NBC: “I’m honored to get to watch the best surfers in the world compete on one of the heaviest waves imaginable and to help showcase the rich history of surfing in Tahiti.” He humorously added, “My Writers’ Guild Health Insurance is excited to see what the coral reef does to my back.”

Molly Solomon, Executive Producer and President of NBC Olympic Productions, also weighed in: “Although the setting is a little different than the Weekend Update desk in Studio 8H, Colin, an avid surfer, is going to bring his unique flair to reporting on the competition, athletes, and beautiful surroundings in one of the most breathtaking Olympic venues ever.”

Scarlett and Colin began sparking romance rumors in 2017 after SNL’s season 42 finale party in May, shortly after she hosted the show for the fifth time. The couple married quietly in 2020. In August 2021, they surprised fans with the welcome news of their first baby together, a son named Cosmo. Scarlett also shares a daughter, Rose, who will be ten this August, with her ex-husband Romain Dauriac.

Source: NBC, Today Show