Colin Jost: I was ‘scared of marriage’ before Scarlett Johansson proposal

A change of heart. While Colin Jost is happily engaged to fiancée Scarlett Johansson, the Saturday Night Live star admitted that the concept of marriage did not always appeal to him.

“I’m getting married, and it’s such a crazy thing,” Jost said during a stand-up performance at an event benefiting celiac disease in East Hampton, New York, on Saturday, July 27, according to Page Six. “I was so scared of marriage for so long because every time I talked to someone who just got married, or was about to get married, is like, ‘Oh my God, you got to do it … What could go wrong?’”

Jost then joked about the feedback he has received from couples who are in long-term marriages, adding: “Then you talk to someone who’s been married for five years, and they’re like, ‘Don’t rush into it … you have your whole life ahead of you. Don’t have kids. They’re the worst.’”

Colin Jost Scared of Marriage Before Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost attend the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

It was announced in May that Jost, 37, and Johansson, 34, were engaged after two years of dating. They were first spotted together while attending the SNL season 42 finale after-party in May 2017, but the loving duo would not go public with their romance until December of that year.

The Avengers: Endgame star’s publicist Marcel Pariseau first shared the proposal news with the Associated Press, though he confirmed that a date for the couple’s nuptials had not yet been set.

After the two tie the knot, Jost will become Johansson’s third husband. She was first married to fellow actor Ryan Reynolds from 2008 to 2011. She later wed journalist turned artwork curator, Romain Dauriac, in 2014.

While Johansson and Dauriac parted ways after three years of marriage, they share 5-year-old daughter, Rose.

As news about Jost and Johansson’s engagement broke, the comedian’s “Weekend Update” coanchor Michael Che joked that he will destroy the pair’s wedding ceremony.

“One of us is marrying a movie star,” Che, 36, captioned a snap of the pals shared in his Instagram Stories on May 20. “The other is gonna get too drunk and ruin that reception.”

In February, an insider close to Jost shared with Us that the duo were living together before their engagement. At the time, the source noted that “they have talked about marriage and are fully committed to each other.”

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 22: Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson attends the World Premiere of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures 'Avengers: Endgame' at Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 22: Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson attend the World Premiere Of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures 'Avengers: Endgame' at Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost attend the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost attend the 70th Emmy Awards - Arrivals at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Actor Scarlett Johansson and comedian Colin Jost attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for New York Magazine)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Actor Scarlett Johansson and comedian Colin Jost attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Huffington Post)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 23: Actors Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost attend the premiere of Disney and Marvel's 'Avengers: Infinity War' on April 23, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 23: Scarlett Johansson, Colin Jost arrives at the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel's 'Avengers: Infinity War' on April 23, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 23: Scarlett Johansson, Colin Jost arrives at the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel's 'Avengers: Infinity War' on April 23, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 23: Scarlett Johansson, Colin Jost arrives at the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel's 'Avengers: Infinity War' on April 23, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 30: Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson attends The 2017 Museum Gala at American Museum of Natural History on November 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 30: Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson attends The 2017 Museum Gala at American Museum of Natural History on November 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost attend American Museum Of Natural History's 2018 Museum Gala at American Museum of Natural History on November 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Actress Scarlett Johansson and boyfriend comedian Colin Jost attend the American Museum of Natural History's 2018 Museum Gala on November 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
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