Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds are divorcing after only two years of marriage. The former couple released a statement earlier today saying, “After long and careful consideration on both our parts, we’ve decided to end our marriage. We entered our relationship with love and it’s with love and kindness we leave it.” The stars married back in September of 2008 after only a 4 month engagement. Sources are now saying that they actually separated six months ago.
A source close to the couple told US Magazine that the separation was mutual and they still remain close friends, the problem was distance and too much time spent apart and that she (Scarlett) has been unhappy for awhile. This is just one in a string of many recent Hollywood break-ups, but at least this one is not because of infidelities, which we all know so often are.
This is one split that no one saw coming. Just earlier this year Scarlett joined Ryan as he hosted SNL and the two seemed perfectly happy with one another. They have worked so hard to keep their marriage private and personal it seems as though it may have blown up in their faces. They never walk the red carpet together and are rarely seen in public with one another. But, it seems as though they have just grown apart and are trying to make the best of things and keep it as private as possible. At least they are being very mature about the break- up with Johansson saying, “While privacy isn’t expected, it is certainly appreciated.” We all know relationships are hard as it is, without the worlds eyes upon us. Good luck to the both of them.
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