Scarlett Johansson became a mom a little over two years ago, and she just recently became a single mom. She’s also a full-time famous person, an actress and the co-owner of a gourmet popcorn shop. ScarJo is busy! She’s also really rich, and you’d think that she could pay someone to worry for her, but science hasn’t figured that out yet. Scarlett Johansson still has to lay in bed every night stressing about her life as she waits for the melatonin to kick in.
Scarlett explained to Entertainment Tonight at last night’s amfAR New York Gala something we already know about being a working mom. It’s a “challenge.”
“I don’t profess to know anything about parenting, anything more than anybody else. Being a working mom is an incredible challenge, it’s an incredible gift. 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 to your job. It’s a balance. I have a lot of huge admiration for working moms. I’m barely, barely holding it together.”
Fellow struggling single mom Gwyneth Paltrow just had one of her assistants send an organic empathy casserole over to Scarlett’s house.
When I think of “barely holding it together“, I think of someone frantically sniffing the pits of every shirt in their laundry basket in an attempt to locate the one that smells the least like vinegar onions while their kid shoves Cocoa Puffs up their nose. Actually, maybe that’s where Scarlett is at? That could explain her look from last night. What doesn’t show stains? Black. What can you chase a kid around in? Pants. Hair a little dirty? Just shave the greasiest side and flop the rest over to the other side.