Congratulations are in order! Scarlett Johansson has given birth to her first child with SNL comedian husband, Colin Jost.
Jost took to Instagram to confirm the news, revealing that the pair, who married in October last year, have welcomed a baby boy named Cosmo.
“Ok ok we had a baby. His name is Cosmo. We love him very much. Privacy would be greatly appreciated,” Jost wrote, along with the hashtags #wegotawaywithitforalongtime and #we’regoingtodisneyworld.
Cosmo is Jost’s first child, while Johansson already has a six-year-old daughter named Rose from her previous marriage to Romain Dauriac.
The announcement of Cosmo’s arrival comes as a surprise to many, given that Jost only announced the pregnancy while performing a stand-up gig in Connecticut over the weekend.
“We’re having a baby, it’s exciting,” he told the crowd.
Meanwhile, Johansson managed to keep her pregnancy under wraps despite undergoing promotion for her latest film Black Widow, which was released last month.
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Since the film’s premiere, she has filed a lawsuit against The Walt Disney Co, claiming that the company breached her contract by releasing Black Widow on Disney+ at the same time that it was released in movie theatres.
As per Deadline, this lawsuit filed by Johansson is a part of a larger narrative, in what is being referred to as “studio streaming wars”, where release dates and days between cinemas and online streaming platforms seem to be competing with each other, rather than complementing each other.
In response, Disney said: “There is no merit whatsoever to this filing. The lawsuit is especially sad and distressing in its callous disregard for the horrific and prolonged global effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.”
“Disney has fully complied with Ms. Johansson’s contract and furthermore, the release of Black Widow on Disney+ with Premier Access has significantly enhanced her ability to earn additional compensation on top of the $20M she has received to date,” they added.
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