The two have been friends for years; but is their friendship finally blossoming into romance?
Scarlett only announced her divorce from husband of nearly two years, Ryan Reynolds, last month; and Jason confirmed his split with January Jones just last week, but already these two young actors are ready to move on. And it seems they might be moving on together.
Celebitchy reports that last Saturday night (Saturday Night Live had a week off) Scarlett, 26, and Jason, 35, were spotted at an upscale restaurant in Santa Monica on a double date with Jason's former SNL costar Will Forte and his female friend. The four were seen noshing on burgers, fries, and beer. An eyewitness told Life & Style that "it definitely looked like a double date! Scarlett and Jason were flirting and making lots of eye contact. He reached across the table twice to grab her hand."
But, the eyewitness also reported that Scarlett was checking her phone "like crazy" during the dinner and that she seemed "distracted". Hm. Maybe they're just friends? Scarlett Johansson 'Devastated' By Ryan And Sandra's New Romance
Scarlett and Jason first met on the set of Saturday Night Live back when she hosted for the first time in 2006. Since her first appearance, she's hosted the show two additional times, and has also had a few in-between cameo appearances (including one when then-hubby Ryan Reynolds hosted.) It's likely that during her last hosting gig (in Novemeber of last year), she and Jason got to know each other a little bit more, having spent an entire week together rehearsing and preparing for the live performance.
Scarlett has been the apple of many a man's eye since separating from Reynolds. At a celebrity-studded birthday bash in early January the actress was spotted flirting and chatting with several A-list actors, including Kevin Connolly and Leonardo DiCaprio. And a few days later Jake Gyllenhaal approached her during a Golden Globes afterparty. Jason's also been on the prowl since his breakup with January Jones (the two started dating in June and ended things because of distance—he lives in NYC, she in L.A.) Jason apparently spent nearly an hour hitting on Heather Graham at the premiere of IFC's "Portlandia" last Wednesday night. January Jones and Jason Sudeikis Break Up
A rep for Scarlett told Life & Style that she and Jason Sudeikis are just friends, but that doesn't mean they aren't on their way to moving beyond their friendship status. While there is a good chance the two are just hanging out and trying to have fun amidst their respective separations and break-ups, we have to admit they seem like they'd be a lovely match. Scarlett, like Ms. Jones, is a blonde bombshell, and Jason is probably way funnier than Ryan. So who knows, maybe there is a future for these two.
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