Scarlett Johannson Shares Struggles As A Working Mom: 'I'm Barely Holding It Together'

By Amanda Moore, Parent Herald February 11, 04:00 am
Scarlett Johansson is a sought-after actress, business owner and a mom of a 2-year-old.
(Photo : Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Yummy Pop )

"Ghost in the Shell" star Scarlett Johansson might have played challenging roles in her career but the actress shared being a working mom is the toughest. At a recent gala in New York, the actress opened up how she's managing parenting 2-year-old Rose Dorothy.

The actress was being honored at the gala for American Foundation for AIDS Research. In her speech, Johansson recounted her mother's bond with a friend with HIV who made an impact in her life.

The actress also reflected on her childhood experiences with her working parents raising four kids in New York. "I don't profess to know anything about parenting, anything more than anybody else," Johannson said, according to Entertainment Tonight. "Being a working mom is an incredible challenge, and it's an incredible gift," she added.

Johansson further said she has so much admiration for working mothers as she's "barely holding it together." She was with her mom, Melanie Sloan, at the event and Johansson acknowledged her as an inspiration for encouraging her to be socially aware.

Meanwhile, Johansson recently announced her split with the father of her 2-year-old daughter. The actress and her ex-husband, Romain Dauriac, however, continue to be seen in public together. In fact, on the day Johansson's publicists confirmed the actress and Dauriac have separated, they were gracing an art exhibition, according to E! Online.

Their commitment to co-parenting Rose isn't the only thing that's keeping the ex-couple attached. Johansson and Dauriac also remain business partners for Yummy Pop, a popcorn store in Paris, according to People.

The actress and the Frenchman who works in advertising started dating in 2012. They were engaged a year later and shuttled back and forth to Paris and New York regularly for work. In 2014, they welcomed Rose and also got married in a private ceremony in Montana. They have been separated since mid-2016.

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