Scarlett Johansson Says Motherhood is Exhausting

The actress speaks out about life as a first-time mum
ByClaire GlasbyThursday , 04 December 2014
Scarlett Johansson Says Motherhood is Exhausting
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Scarlett Johansson

Newlywed actress Scarlett Johansson has opened up about life as a first-time mother, revealing she is finding the experience "exhausting" but "wonderful".

The Avengers star welcomed a daughter named Rose in September with her partner Romain Dauriac, and it was recently revealed the couple wed in a secret ceremony in Montana just weeks after the birth.

Johansson has now spoken out about her new family life, insisting she is learning to cope with sleepless nights.

The new mum told Gala magazine, "It's exhausting in the most wonderful way. I never thought how much sleeping through the night would mean to me. I still lack experience. Right now I'm just trying to manage. You have to first, how should I put it, learn the ropes... She (Rose) smells sweet, totally. I can't quite describe it, but it really makes you euphoric."

Johansson, who was previously married to actor Ryan Reynolds, discusses her current relationship, saying: "I've come to the conclusion for myself that a relationship only functions if you communicate well with your partner. Listen to yourself and what you want, and listen to your partner.

"This is one thing I've learned over the years. And I've gotten better at it. Love can be difficult, but it's absolutely worth the effort." 

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