April 17th, 2012 by faye
Actress Scarlett Johansson admitted in a recent interview with a magazine that her divorce with then-husband Ryan Reynolds was “horrible.”
The 27-year-old “Avengers” star, who graces the cover of the May issue of Vogue, told the magazine that the end of her marriage with Ryan Reynolds was “horrible” and “devastating.”
“Of course it’s horrible,” Scarlett Johansson told Vogue magazine in its May issue, which was posted online on Thursday. “It was devastating. It really throws you. You think that your life is going to be one way, and then, for various reasons or whatever, it doesn’t work out. This was something I never thought I would be doing. And there’s no way to navigate it. Nobody can give you the right answer. It’s never anything you want to hear. It’s a very lonely thing. It’s like the loneliest thing you’ll ever do, in some way.”
Scarlett Johansson, whose flourishing career has taken her from a Tony Award for “A View from the Bridge” to ultimate stardom as super spy Natasha Romanoff in “Iron Man 2″ and the upcoming “The Avengers” says her split from 35-year-old Ryan Reynolds was “comically amicable.” The former couple tied the knot in September 2008 and announced their separation in December 2010. The divorce was finalized in July.
Nevertheless, Scarlett Johansson did not regret getting married with Ryan Reynolds, and calls marriage “a beautiful thing. The falling in love and getting married and making that commitment. . . . I think it’s nice to know that you’re capable of loving somebody in that way. I think it’s a rare opportunity.”
The actress said that her and Ryan Reynolds’ busy schedules left them little time together. “I’m not saying [we needed] more time in the marriage, but just having more time with my ex and really clocking those hours of face time with the person you love, really live together and not having the pressure of two people that have these careers.”
As for the notion that time heals all wounds, “I don’t feel on the other side of it completely, but it gets better,” Scarlett Johansson notes. “More than anything, it’s just that not having your buddy around all the time is weird. There’s no rule book. I think it’s just time.”
Aside from Ryan Reynolds, the actress didn’t elaborate much about her relationship with actor Sean Penn or Nate Naylor, the advertising executive she’s now dating.
Of Penn, Scarlett Johansson acknowledges, “We spent time together… I never put a title on it, really, but we were seeing each other,” adding that she feels Penn is a “remarkable person.”
Scarlett Johansson says the media glare for Naylor has been “an adjustment” and “bizarre” (since he’s not a celebrity), but the actress notes, “He’s really remarkably good about it.”