Scarlett Johansson Thinks Monogamy Is Unnatural

Scarlett Johansson who is featured in a nine-page spread in the new “Naked Is Normal” issue for the March/April Playboy magazine is sharing her honest opinion on marriage following her split from husband Romain Dauriac.

“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,” she told ‘Playboy’. “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 continues: “And the fact that it is such work for so many people — for everyone — the fact of 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.”

Scarlett and Romain, a French journalist, have been living apart since last summer, according to People magazine. They have a two-year-old daughter Rose.

“Being married is different than not being married, and anybody who tells you that it’s the same is lying. It changes things. I have friends who were together for 10 years and then decided to get married, and I’ll ask them on their wedding day or right after if it’s different, and it always is. It is,” says Johansson. “It’s a beautiful responsibility, but it’s a responsibility.”

Johansson was previously married to Ryan Reynolds, but the relationship ended after three years in divorce.

-Devashree Goenka