Scarlett Johansson and Other Celebs Who Date Mere Mortals

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Scarlett Johansson has moved on from Hollywood leading men like Sean Penn and Ryan Reynolds to a regular ole guy. The 27-year-old beauty has been dating 38-year-old advertising executive Nate Naylor since September, according to US Weekly.

The pair was spotted arm-in-arm earlier this week on the streets of Manhattan, sparking questions of her new guy's identity, even though she wants to keep it private.

"They met though mutual friends," a source told US Weekly. "And they were hot and heavy right off the bat."

Johansson's boyfriend choice might have something to do with the problems she's had with celebrity men in the past. However, she's not the first star to choose someone outside of the public eye.

Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth

Reese Witherspoon married Ryan Phillippe and dated Jake Gyllenhaal before settling down with Hollywood agent Jim Toth in 2011. The mother of two looks happier than ever, something she attributes to her "grown up" relationship with her hubby.

"Jim said, I'm gonna show you every day what a good partner is, what a good person is. I'm going to take care of you. I'm gonna do this so much that you're gonna get used to it.'" Witherspoon told Elle in the February issue. "I was like, 'What are you talking about?' I've never had anybody like that in my life."

You deserve it, Reese!

Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman

"Big Miracle" star Drew Barrymore had dated - and married - her fair share of Hollywood hunks. However, she's now engaged to art consultant Will Kopelman and she's never looked happier!

Kopelman reportedly proposed to Barrymore over a Christmas vacation in Idaho, according to US Weekly. They've been together for over a year.

"[Barrymore is] yearning to get married and have kids," a friend told US Weekly. The idea of family is something knew for the reformed Hollywood wild child. However, she told Harper's Bazaar that she had to learn how to be single before she could be a good partner

"For the last decade I've developed such a love of my independence that I have to go, 'Okay, you've had dinner by yourself three nights in a row, now you have to see your friends,'" she told the magazine in a 2010 interview.

Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso

Johansson's "We Bought a Zoo" co-star, Matt Damon, dated his fair share of Hollywood beauties before meeting his wife, Luciana Barroso, in Miami.

"We ended up at a bar where my wife was the bartender. I literally saw her across a crowded room...and eight years and four kids later, that's my life," he told Ellen DeGeneres said in 2011. The pair look so in love whenever they're together - something Damon doesn't take for granted.

"I don't know how else our paths would have crossed if that didn't happen...The moral is that when you're tired, suck it up and go to the bar because you might meet your wife," Damon joked.

Do you think Scarlett Johansson and Nate Naylor will last?

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