Love is in the air!
Life & Style has exclusively learned that when Scarlett Johansson and Saturday Night Live star Colin Jost were spotted kissing in front of cast and crew at the SNL season finale afterparty, it wasn’t just a random hookup. The pair were actually set up by Colin’s SNL co-star Kate McKinnon weeks earlier and had kept the romance hush-hush since then.
"Scarlett and Kate McKinnon are very close pals," an insider tells Life & Style exclusively. "Kate was the one who played Cupid and pushed Scarlett and Colin to go on their first date."
Scarlett and Colin. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
The timing is perfect for Scarlett and Colin: Scarlett filed for divorce in March from her husband of two years, Romain Dauriac, and Colin recently split from actress Rashida Jones after three years of dating.
“Scarlett and Colin were both ready for this and make an incredible couple,” the insider continued. "They hit it off and felt comfortable enough to hook up in front of everyone."
And no one is more delighted than Kate. "She won’t stop ribbing Colin," the insider said, "telling him, 'You owe me!'"
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