Scarlett Johansson & Colin Jost's Relationship Timeline Proves That Good Things Come To Those Who Wait

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It's been a little more than two years since they were first rumored to be dating, and now there's reportedly a proposal on the horizon. They've known each other — casually, at least — since 2006, but the stars only recently aligned. That being said, Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost's relationship timeline is definitive proof that good things can, in fact, come to those who wait.

It's pretty safe to assume that Johansson would probably consider herself a "relationship" kind of gal. Over the last decade, she's rarely been single for long — which might be one of the reasons (if not the reason) it's taken her and Jost so long to get together.

In 2005, Jost got his big break when he was hired as a writer for Saturday Night Live. Shortly thereafter, in January 2006, Johansson made her debut as a host on the sketch comedy show. Jost told Entertainment Tonight many years later that that was when he and ScarJo first crossed paths. Alas, he had to wait quite a while to make his move, as she was dating Josh Hartnett at the time. Johansson and Hartnett split in November 2006, but she wasn't single very long. She was basically in back-to-back serious relationships — two of which ended up in marriage — from that point on.

Finally, in 2017, both Johansson and Jost found themselves single in the same place at the same time. In May of that year, ScarJo made a guest appearance on SNL, where Jost, of course, was still employed. It seems as if this is when things for her and Jost finally clicked, and the rest, as they say, is history. A very long history for the pair, which you can revisit in all of its decade-plus glory below.