Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are a married couple with three children and a history of humorous social media trolling. Scarlett Johansson married comedian Colin Jost in 2020. Reynolds and Johansson were married for two years before all of that happened. Even while it's wonderful that they've both found new love, I don't understand why they broke up in the first place. Turns out, it may come down to time and maturity.
When asked by Vanity Fair about her career, Johansson said “I was 23 years old when I got married for the first time. There was a lot about marriage that I didn't comprehend. It's possible that I've overly idealized the situation.”
In a joint statement issued upon their divorce in 2010, Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson announced, “Long and careful thought has led us to the conclusion that it is best to end our marriage. Our partnership began with love, and it will end with love and consideration. Respect for one's personal space is not required but is always welcome ” (via People).
How Did Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson Met?
Reynolds and ex-girlfriend Alanis Morissette broke up in February 2007, and the couple has been publicly dating ever since. Their relationship lasted nearly five years. An insider revealed to E! News a year later that he and Johansson had been engaged “for a little while,” but had kept the news quiet because “they want to keep things private.” They had a little wedding on Vancouver Island back in September of 2008.
Johansson said to David Letterman, “I never anticipated that I'd be organizing my wedding in a dark alley somewhere.” This was how they managed to keep the wedding a secret from the media. “However, it was the outcome. It was really covert, and I felt like I was involved in a drug trade minus the excitement. I tied the knot in a rural region of Canada. Bears, whales, and an eagle were all present.”
One year later, they both committed to their superhero movies. In March of 2009, Johansson was chosen to play the role of Black Widow in Iron Man 2. In the fourth month after Reynolds got the lead part in DC's Green Lantern, he met Lively on the set of the film. Johansson discussed her marriage to Ryan Reynolds on the cover of Glamour in September 2009. As she put it, “being married simply kind of occurred” when she was asked about her thoughts on the subject. You want to grow as a person and get new insights through your connection.
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According to an interview Johansson gave to New York Times in December 2009, she and Reynolds had not been dating because of their hectic schedules. “We can't go on dates right now We clock out and drive home, where I spend a few hours staring at the wall before turning in for the night “They were both sharing. “It's tough, but that's the case in any line of work. You should make time for your loved ones. While difficult, the effort will be rewarded.”
Due to their respective careers, the couple began in 2010 apart. While the guy from Free Guy was filming Green Lantern in New Orleans, the star of Lucy was performing in A View From the Bridge every night on Broadway.
It was approximately March of that year when the gossip started spreading about their alleged breakup. Johansson reassured her admirers that she and Reynolds were still together in a May interview with InStyle Magazine. “You're married, and all of a sudden you're responsible for your own family. It's good to have that assurance, “, she remarked. “That can be considered a sure thing at this point in your life. That other person is your sanctuary.” The pair sparked even more suspicion when they put their $4.5 million Hollywood home on the market shortly after the interview. Several months later, they spent $2.8 million on a house in Los Angeles.
It wasn't until October that Reynolds addressed the split rumors publicly. “Marriage brings about a lot of changes. Things have altered slightly for a couple who are the subject of public attention and speculation. I feel like I'm more cautious these days “That's what he had to say, he clarified. “I'm slightly more concerned about my relationship becoming a soap opera now. I have chosen to ignore it on my own. That's been my fallback position. I prefer to keep a low profile without revealing too much about myself.”
Why Were Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson Divorced?
In December of 2010, the couple publicly declared their decision to divorce. Reynolds' official statement read, “After long and serious contemplation on both of our parts, we've decided to break our marriage.” “Since love was the driving force behind our union's beginning, it's only fitting that it be the driving force behind its end as well. Respect for one's personal space is not required but is very much appreciated.” It wasn't until 2016 that Scarjo explained the cause for the split: her ex-husband may have been threatened by her success.
She later commented to Parade that “acting is a really bizarre world to be co-existing in.” “It's very unstable. As in any competition, one participant will inevitably come out on top. Connection to feeling unaccepted. Inasmuch as actors attribute their lack of success to being disliked and so unwanted if they are not getting work.” She went on to say that these problems could have contributed to tension in her relationship with Reynolds. She continued, “[Marriage] requires a lot of work.” “One must find a man who is assured not only in your affection for one another but also in his own professional standing. He must be working in a sector that has nothing to do with your own.”
Then it started spreading that Reynolds was too “controlling” in their marriage. A source told InTouch, “He can be an overbearing control freak.” “For him, it was always assumed that she would be available whenever he called. She had grown weary of being treated differently than everyone else.” Many of his devoted following also hold the opinion that he cheated on Johansson with Lively. One popular theory suggests that Reynolds and Lively met on a double date, with Reynolds bringing Scarjo, to whom he was still married at the time, and Lively bringing her then-boyfriend Penn Badgley. No one has mentioned the date or given any facts about it.