Lena Dunham was in for surprise while trolling her favorite blog: she spotted and old photo of her boyfriend with an ex.

This is bound to happen in the age of the internet, but this story has a less relatable component as the ex in question was voted the Sexiest Woman Alive. Yes, we’re talking about Scarlett Johansson.


Dunham is a big fan of the tumblr blog Old Loves, which is exactly what the title suggests–photos of former couples. The Daily Mail claims that the “Girls” creator told Grantland Channel, “The craziest thing that ever happen to me, was like, Old Loves is my passion, I check it, like, once a week. It’s how I kick back on a Friday night is to see what Old Loves has done…I saw my boyfriend and his girlfriend from high school. Scarlett Johansson.”

Dunham’s boyfriend is fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff. He and Johansson dated for a year when they were both 17 and attending the Professional Children’s School in New York City.

Dunham totally understood the pairing, adding, “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. And I was like, ‘My mind is going to explode.’”

Look out for this plotline on season four of “Girls.” Can’t you see it now? Hannah in bed with a few cupcakes while Adam is doing chin ups in the living room, then she spots an old photo of him online with a Scarlett Johansson-esque actress played by…well, maybe a cameo by ScarJo herself?

J-Connection: Lena Dunham and Scarlett Johansson are both Jewish…and apparently have similar taste in men.


Photo Credit: Old Loves