Average-looking people seeking divorce advice in Pasadena, take heart. Apparently marriage isn't easy for ridiculously gorgeous people, either. Just ask movie stars Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson. The two outrageously beautiful stars have called it quits after just two years of marriage. So why did People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive and the sultry Black Widow of The Avengers wind up in divorce court?
The simple answer is that the two highly-sought-after actors might have been too busy too make time for one another. Reynolds and Johansson have been tight-lipped about their relationship since they met back in 2007, so it isn't surprising that the couple is equally as coy when discussing their divorce. In a joint statement released this week, the pair said, "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. While privacy isn't expected, it's certainly appreciated."
Thankfully for those of us hungry for the inside scoop, Hollywood gossip hounds have been speculating about the couple for months and are quick to offer alleged insight into why this couple of hotties broke up. Sources say Reynolds and Johansson have been on the outs for months. Tongues were sent wagging when Reynolds was a no-show for his wife's guest host gig on Saturday Night Live last month, especially because Johansson made a cameo during her husband's hosting of the program in 2009. Instead of being in the SNL audience, Reynolds was spotted at a party in Los Angeles. The New York Daily News reported that absences like this one were a norm for the couple, whose demanding work schedules appeared to have gotten in the way of their marriage. The pair rarely appeared in public with one another and was last seen together at the Tony Awards in May, where Johansson picked up a statue for her performance inA View from the Bridge.
Johansson and Reynolds were married on September 27, 2008, in a small ceremony in Tofino, British Columbia. This is the first marriage and divorce for the stars, though Reynolds previously was engaged to singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette in 2004.