Lena Dunham Just Discovered Her Boyfriend’s Ex is Scarlett Johansson. And Didn’t Freak Out.

She discovered the news while browsing her favourite Tumblr...


by Sophie Wilkinson |
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The internet's a murky place for a lot of us, but isn't exactly the kindest environment for Lena Dunham. If you type 'Lena Dunham is' into Google, the suggested answers include 'annoying' 'gross' and 'racist'. On the plus side, 'not fat' is in there, too.

However, Lena's got a thicker skin than us. So she's still a big fan of the internet and all its marvels, including the fact it revealed to her that her boyfriend Jack Antonoff's ex is none other than Scarlett Johansson.


'The craziest thing that ever happen to me, was like, Old Loves is my passion, I check it, like, once a week,' she's said in an interview. 'It's how I kick back on a Friday night, to see what Old Loves has done. And I was going through it and I saw my boyfriend and his girlfriend from high school. Scarlett Johansson. I know I shouldn't spill that in a public forum, but you can Google it.'

Um, why not spill that news? The person most likely to get upset bythe revelation of this erstwhile relationship is definitely Lena herself. Imagine…just imagine…that your boyfriend's ex has such a sexy voice that she plays a computer that people fall in love with, and a body so hot that* Ironman* producers just can't help putting her in skin-tight clothing?

But Lena is totally cool with it, saying, 'I'm not jealous. It's very sweet. I love looking at pictures of them. 'She's beautiful, he's beautiful, but it was just so surreal to be looking through this blog that gives me so much pleasure and then there's my boyfriend. I was like, "My mind is going to explode." I really did think I was hallucinating. It would be like seeing my parents.'

Jack Antonoff, who plays bass in the band Fun., went out with Scarlett for a year when the pair were both 17 and attending New York's Professional Children's School. They do look very cute together. On the other hand, their outfits are a touch regrettable, all mini-polka dots and jazzy shirts and purposefully distressed jeans.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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