"Scarlett first reached out to Sean when she was planning to visit Haiti with Oxfam," says a source.
"She knew Sean was living there in a tent and turned to him for advice." Describing the actress as "smitten" with the Oscar winner, this insider says the pair - who are 24 years apart in age - first hooked up last month when Johansson was staying at the Chateau Marmont and filming .
The 27-year-old Hollywood actress is usually tight-lipped when it comes to her private life but in this latest interview with US Vogue magazine, she also speaks of her ‘heartbreaking’ divorce from Ryan Reynolds. It’s like the loneliest thing you’ll ever do, in some way.’ But despite the pain, Scarlett has no regrets about their marriage, which she described as a ‘beautiful thing’ while admitting she’s still not over their split.
Scarlett and Mystic River actor Penn were romantically linked last year following her split from husband Ryan. ‘The falling in love and getting married and making that commitment.
Would it be if the genders were reversed, and a 50-year-old woman was dating a 26-year-old man?
Well, yes, it probably would, but the woman would also be seen as more of an inspiration and less a predator.
He's a remarkable person."But despite her "devastating" divorce and subsequent rebound, she's found a happy place."Yeah, everything's been really great right now," Johansson says.
that jaw-dropping beauty Scarlett Johansson is dating legendary actor Sean Penn, with the initial spark between the pair going off due to the latter's humanitarian efforts in Haiti.
There's next to no catty press about the 15-year age difference between Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher anymore — maybe we've had time to adjust?
Or maybe the 24-year difference between Sean and Scarlett is just too salacious?
She eventually sat in Penn's lap after a few gin and tonics and Hooper and his date left - after which the couple reportedly made out for 15 minutes in view of the other patrons.
The couple sparked rumors earlier this year at a party in Los Angeles for the film Black Swan, and they also attended Madonna's post-Oscars party - but kept their distance from each other to avoid any attention.
However, in true Scar Jo style, the couple refused to talk about their relationship.