Cupid's Pulse Article: Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn Go Public at Witherspoon’s WeddingCupid's Pulse Article: Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn Go Public at Witherspoon’s Wedding

After they were spotted together earlier this month, Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn finally decided to go public with their relationship. The couple was seen together on Saturday at Reese Witherspoon’s wedding to Jim Toth. After the wedding, Johansson and Penn stopped by Jimmy’s Bar at Ojai Inn. According to, an eyewitness said Johansson was uncomfortable with all the stares they got from the bar. She muttered, “This is so terrifying,” and Penn held her hand as they went to their seat. According to the eyewitness, Johansson sat in Penn’s lap and they made out in full view for 15 minutes after their table was cleared.

How do you know when to go public with a relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

So you’ve been dating someone for a while and now you’re wondering if it’s the right time to take your relationship public. Cupid offers some suggestions on when to break the news:

1. The One: If you think you’re meant to be soul mates and the relationship is strong and serious, it’s time for you to take your union public.

2. Motives: Think about why you want the relationship to go public.  If it’s because your loved ones are pressuring you to find someone, then it’s not a good idea to introduce your partner solely for that reason.  However, if you love your special someone and want those close to you to see why, then go for it.

3. Emotions: If you’re still unsure of going public with your partner, this might be a sign that you aren’t ready yet.  Take your time and introduce him or her once you’re comfortable.