What would you thoughts on being monogamous in a marriage?
Actress Scarlett Johansson was recently interviewed by Playboy magazine where she spoke out about relationships by saying they’re “a lot of work.”
During her interview, Scarlett touched on her relationship with her now ex-husband Dauriac were married in 2014 and being a mother to their 2-year old daughter Rose.
She was asked in the interview asks Scarlett, “You’ve said that you aren’t sure humans are designed to be monogamous and she says,
“Well, with every gain there’s a loss, right? So that’s a loss. You have to choose a path. 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. 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. 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.”
She and her now ex-husband Dauriac married in 2014 and they have a 2-year old together too and she was asked about how “many marriages don’t work out” and her response was,
“I think marriage initially involves a lot of people who have nothing to do with your relationship, because it’s a legally binding contract, and that has a weight to it. 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. It’s a beautiful responsibility, but it’s a responsibility.”
She also touched on it being her second marriage and how it “felt different” and how the “family dynamic was just different.”
She said, “When I was doing ‘Ghost in the Shell,’ I was in New Zealand with our caught for six months. It was so hard.”
“I think you always feel a little bit of guilt. If you’re at work, you feel like you’re missing out on those special moments with your kid. If you’re with your kid, you feel like you’re not giving enough of your job. It’s a balance,” she said. “I have a lot of huge admiration for working moms. I’m barely, barely holding it together.”