Is Scarlett rebounding straight into the arms of Sean Penn?
Oh, that Scarlett! She certainly hasn't wasted any time moving on from ex-hubby Ryan Reynolds, having been linked to Justin Timberlake, Jason Sudeikis, and Justin Long in the last month. Apparently, the lady likes a sense of humor on her men, but you wouldn't know it from her latest conquest: new reports have her sidling up to Sean Penn, who finalized his own high-profile divorce from Robin Wright last summer. Though he's almost twice her age, US Weekly says that Johansson is "smitten" with the Academy Award winner (who also happens to rank 33rd as "most datable" on YourTango's take on AskMen's Most Influential Men of 2010 list!).
"Scarlett first reached out to Sean when she was planning to visit Haiti with Oxfam," a source snitched to the weekly. "She knew Sean was living there in a tent and turned to him for advice."
Though Johansson didn't end up taking the trip to Haiti, it appears she found plenty to keep her busy on the homefront. Sources say the advice-seeking sesh quickly blossomed into affection, reporting that the two shacked up in Scarlett's bungalow at the Chateau Marmont in LA (where she was filming We Bought a Zoo with Matt Damon and Cameron Crowe). If those walls could talk!
It's not surprising that each actor might be down for a sexy distraction. After all, Penn recently lamented to Vanity Fair that he got "taken for one-half of everything [he] had in the divorce," and his recent breakup from model Jessica White ended up with her getting arrested after a nasty catfight over a taxicab. And Johansson's recent tales of woe are, of course, well-documented! So is this just a rebound fling or could it possibly be Johansson's blonde ambition to be Penn's long-term love interest? Share your thoughts with us in the comments! Scarlett Johannson & Ryan Reynolds Split
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