Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds getting divorced
Sources say ScarJo and Reynolds separted amicably earlier this month after the Tony-winning actress grew increasingly fed-up with the spouses long-distance union. The couple’s work commitments have kept them apart since filming on Ry’s superhero blockbuster, The Green Lantern, got underway earlier this fall.
“They are being very civil about it,” an insider divulges. “The big problem with their relationship is the distance. They spent a lot of time apart when they are working…She’s been unhappy for a while.”
In a joint statement issued Tuesday, they couple say: “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.”
The lovers, who were rarely photographed together, began dating 2007 and announced their engagement the following year. Johannson, 26, and Reynolds, 34, tied the knot in a remote wilderness retreat in Ryan’s native Canada in Sept. 2008.
Ryan and Scarlett’s split comes on the heels of a tough 2010 for some of Hollywood’s longest unions. The year has ended in Splitsville for David Arquette and Courteney Cox, Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy, Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman, and most recently Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens.