At the start of this year, Scarlett Johansson started up a new relationship with a dude named Nate Naylor. From the start, the couple were hot and heavy but it wasn’t clear if this was a post-divorce fling or a serious romance. In March, Scarlett and Nate agreed to pose for photos that would be used to raise money for charity … and things looked like they were on the right track. But over the Summer, Scarlett was spotted Nate-less on holiday. She was photographed lookin’ awfully cozy with a new dude (who may or may not have been her very hands-on bodyguard) and then at the Democratic National Convention in September, she was lookin’ awfully cozy with her ex-lover Jared Leto (again, Nate was nowhere to be seen). Today we learn that Scarlett and Nate are dunzo. Apparently the couple called it quits last week … but who knows how long they’ve been over. Good news guys, ScarJo is back on the market.
One of the most desired women in the world is back on the market. After about a year of dating, Scarlett Johansson has split from NYC ad executive Nate Naylor, a source confirms to Us Weekly. The breakup occurred within the last week. The Hitchcock actress, 27, was first photographed snuggling with Naylor, 38, in February 2012, with sources explaining to Us Weekly at the time that the couple had already been dating for five months.
“They met though mutual friends,” one pal explained. “And they were hot and heavy right off the bat.” A native of Phoenix, Ariz., Naylor is “a really interesting guy . . . more artist than businessman,” the pal continued. Johansson opened up about dating the non-celebrity in the May issue of Vogue. “It must be very strange for him,” mused the Oscar nominee, who divorced Ryan Reynolds in late 2010 and rebounded in early 2011 with Sean Penn, 52, for a five month romance. (Reynolds, 35, wed for the second time last month, exchanging vows with Blake Lively after less than a year of dating.) “It’s totally bizarre,” she continued of Naylor. “It’s an adjustment — I mean, it’s got to be an adjustment for him way more than it was for me at nineteen. But he’s remarkably good about it” … Last month, Johansson’s rep denied split speculation after the stunning actress was photographed at the Democratic National Convention holding hands with a man other than Naylor: Jared Leto, a former fling from several years back. “Scarlett is still dating Nate,” the rep told Us. “This is very innocent. Scarlett and Jared have remained friends, nothing more, nothing less.”
Break-ups suck, so this is bummer news. That being said, I guess I’m relieved that Scarlett didn’t decide to do something rash in the wake of her ex-husband’s really quick marriage to Blake Lively. It occurred to me that Scarlett might, too, rush to the altar but clearly, that wasn’t ever a possibility. I’m sure Scarlett and Nate enjoyed some great times together and I hope this split is the best thing for the both of them. Now that Scarlett’s back on the market, I’m sure the dudes will be circling in no time. Will she find a new man soon or stay single for a minute? We shall see.