Ryan Reynolds Reflects on Scarlett Johansson Split, Ponders Future

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Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson split in December. Since then, he's had a lot of time to reflect, and while that's helped, it hasn't been easy.

"Anyone who gets divorced goes through a lot of pain, but you come out of it," the Green Lantern actor tells the new issue of Details magazine.

"I'm not out of it yet. At all," he admits, and though he notes he still has "optimism" for the future, "I don't think I want to get married again."

Ryan Reynolds in Details

"Any kind of crisis can be good," he muses of his sad split. "It wakes you up. I gotta say, I'm a different person than I was six months ago."

"You always reevaluate these things, but I'm very happy not to be in a relationship right now. I didn't plan on it, for sure, but that's okay."

Dating "just seems so kind of alien to me at this point," he explains to the mag. "I've been in relationships pretty much since high school."

Of his relationship history, he adds, "Some people look at that as a good thing. I think wiser people might see that as a house of cards."

Although he refuses to get into specifics about Johansson, who is now dating Sean Penn, he praises how they ended their two-year marriage:

"Departing a relationship and still maintaining the idea that this is still the same person I married is a great luxury that I experienced. Thankfully I was in a relationship where two people chose to remain on the high road in every regard."

For now, he's relishing his work in Safe House, which demands stunts and intense emotional scenes. "I cried 26 times yesterday," he says.

It'll be okay, Ry. It really will.


Ryan, the reason i still watch 'The proposal' for the hundreth time is definately coz of you. what a laugh! I think you're an amazing actor. All i can say at this moment in time is, i think you have a strong personality and you can crawl out of any situation no matter how tangled and difficult it may seem at this moment in time. People say time heals, maybe there is truths in that and maybe not, only you in time will find out, all the rest of us, your fans, can do is pray that someday, when ur gazing lovingly into the eyes of your forever and beyond partner, you can look back at these sad days smile and say " Thank you Scarlette, coz without your dissappointment, i probably would have never learned 2 cherish every dying second i now share with this amazing woman. Your loss."


yeah.. i know the feeling. takes years to get over. sometimes whats important though, is not to overly dramatize the whole event. it doesnt have to be the thing that defines you as a person. its just life, sequence of events, and this one is unlucky one. i been single for 4 years after i split with someone, but in that time i realized what is important for me in relationship, and what i done wrong before. now i have someone i never thought even excisted. im treated like a Queen! but for that you need to change your views on many, many things.. and maybe date someone less sexual..


I mean, I've no idea what happened in their marriage, but I'll be surprised if a few years from now, Scarlett Johansson isn't going to regret letting this man go. Sean Penn has one foot in the grave, and who she going to turn to when that affair fizzles out? Right now she's so attractive to all men, I bet the temptation to play around some more was something she just couldn't resist. When all that fades, she'll be lucky to find another decent, handsome guy like this.


He is so HOT... One day he will find the right person for him, is all about time. Cant wait to see him on the GREEN LANTERN.


Very classy guy. He has been at work since the divorce. Ryan wore his 2 wedding bands until after that divorce was filed. I Pray that soon that person God has chosen for him will arrive and open his heart to love again. Soon we will be reading about his wife and first child. This tall, handsome, funny very Rich young man has chosen to live a quite life and deserves to have a special person in his life.


I will pray for you as if you were my own son. The Lord never gives you more than you can handle. You will survive this chapter in your life. Learn from the experience. You are smart, rich, handsome and famous with a wonderful sense of humor.
There is someone out there for you that will love you and respect you. You never hurt the one you love, apparently, your ex-wife did not love you as much as you loved her. Believe me,
I have been there and done that. Love will find you and you will know when it happens. You deserve to be loved and be happily married to someone that deserves you!


Oh you are so cute!! Love you :)


@ Ryan: Never say Never. By all indications you were ready to settle down and get married to Scarlett, but is that what her intentions were, to get married and be a wife and love mate of her husband. It appears that Scarlett was Not as serious about building a marital relationship as you were. Please do Not cheat yourself or another woman that will be more accepting of the seriousness of marriage with a down to earth guy like you. You have remained a gentleman while mending your broken heart!!


i love this guy


Ryan Reynolds Biography

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Full Name
Ryan Rodney Reynolds