Many a man — including some staff members here at the Gossip — would give up their right arms (or at least protein shakes) for a chance to get with Keira Knightley or Scarlett Johansson. So it’s not shocking to see that the lucky guys who have successfully wooed the talented, kissable starlets could, at times, feel a tad insecure.
Sources say Knightley might be bringing out the green-eyed side, if you will, of beau Rupert Friend. Scotland’s Sunday Mail claims the actress exchanged unpleasant words with her Pride & Prejudice co-star and steady boyfriend after she joined her Atonement co-star, James McAvoy, for an after-work drink.
“Keira did enjoy a night out with James, but they are just friends and everyone knows he is happily engaged [to actress Anne-Marie Duff],” a friend” of Knightley’s. “She has told Rupert to get off her back or get out her life. Keira is a 21-year old girl and a bit of a free spirit.”
The Pirates of the Caribbean star began dating Friend in December, a few months after she ended her two-year romance with Jamie Dornan.
Back on this side of the Atlantic, we have Johansson, who has been quietly dating Josh Hartnett for about a year. But, according to the New York Daily News, the actor was “a little anxious” last week when the blond beauty, 21, was whisked to Long Island’s Hamptons by Wilmer Valderrama.
“Wilmer was out there for a party and arranged for a helicopter for Scarlett to come out, too. It was just to hang out, but Josh was not psyched about it,” blabbed a source.
Understandable. Valderrama, who used to tang Lindsay Lohan as well, is a well-known womanizer. Somehow. Sigh.
In any case, Hartnett supposedly dialed his sought-after squeeze several times during her “innocent” night in the Hamptons.
“Finally, Scarlett just handed her phone to Wilmer and said, ‘Talk to Josh. Tell him we’re friends,'” recounts the inside source.