Seeking divorce advice in Pasadena? Maybe you just want to talk to someone who's been through a public and difficult divorce. Well, don't ask Ryan Reynolds. The star of the new Green Lantern film isn't really spilling the beans when it comes to his breakup with Scarlett Johansson. But he is, at least, talking to the press about his relationship, which is a big step considering how notoriously coy he is.
Details magazine, which features Ryan on its current cover, scored the first post-divorce interview with the star.
"I'll say this: The media was not invited to my marriage, and they're definitely not invited into the divorce," he told the magazine.
Still, Reynolds, 34, goes on to tell Details about coping with divorce.
"Anyone who gets divorced goes through a lot of pain, but you come out of it," the 34-year-old said. "I'm not out of it yet. At all. But I sense that as I do come through it, there's optimism. How can there not be?"
While he avoids spilling the beans on what went wrong, he does hint that it why they broke up isn't what we heard.
"What was happening privately was the exact opposite of what was being reported," he said. "There was no story and no scandal, so the narrative was just created for me. That was the most disturbing part. I wasn't angry. I absolutely predicted every beat of it. There's an entire economy around this sort of thing - therefore it's gotta happen one way or another."
Reynolds tells the magazine that he has not returned to dating, contrary to numerous reports that have paired him with various blonde models and actresses. He says he's not ready to date.
"It just seems so kind of alien to me at this point," he said. "I've been in relationships pretty much since high school. Some people look at that as a good thing. I think wiser people might see that as a house of cards."