SCAR-JO SLOWS RACE TO THE ALTAR

Scarlett Johansson
Photography by: Janet Mayer / Splash News

SCARLETT JOHANSSON’s mega-entrancin’ 24-years-older SEAN PENN, reassuring pals who worry he’s getting too serious too fast that she’s “not rushing into anything” after her painful breakup with hubby RYAN REYNOLDS – but ScarJo confesses she loves sitting at the feet of (so to speak) the…er, aged sage!

“Scarlett says every day with Sean is an education equivalent to a college course – he’s so worldly and knowledgeable,” reports a friend.

“She knows she married Ryan way too fast, but insists she’s a quick learner. Even though marriage seems to be on Sean’s mind and he’s pushing things a little fast, Scarlett’s doing her best to hold him off at the pass.”