Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac, her husband of just over two years, announced their split in late January.

In a new interview with Playboy, Johansson opened up about her views on romance—and why she's skeptical about monogamy.

“I think the idea of marriage is very romantic; it’s a beautiful idea, and the practice of it can be a very beautiful thing,” she said, before countering, “I don’t think it’s natural to be a monogamous person.”

Johansson first discussed her views on monogamy while promoting her film Match Point in 2006. “I don’t think human beings are monogamous creatures by nature,” she said. “When I decide I want to have children with somebody, I think it would be nice to be married to that person.”

In 2008, before her marriage to Ryan Reynolds, Johansson clarified her 2006 remarks to Cosmopolitan.

“I don't think it's a natural instinct for human beings, but it doesn't mean I don't believe in monogamy or true love,” she said. “I believe in finding a soul mate. I've always been in monogamous relationships. I would never want to be in an open one. It'd be too awful. Monogamy can be hard work for some people. I don't think it applies to everybody, and I don't think a lot of people can do it.”

Now, at the end of her second marriage, Johansson’s thoughts on love appear much the same. She says married partnerships are “a lot of work” and a “responsibility”—which she recognizes with admiration.

“It’s something I have a lot of respect for and have participated in, but I think it definitely goes against some instinct to look beyond,” she told Playboy.

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