This article is about a brief love story of how they met, fell for each other, from engaged to married, and from being married to divorced, and then moving on with life in just a few years. Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds are indeed the most popular actors internationally. Ryan Reynold’s first project was a television series “Fifteen” in 1991, and he was starred as a lead star in “Van Wilder: Party Liaison” after ten years. While Scarlett debuted with Elijah Wood in “North” when she was nine, and today she is a certified A-lister actor in Hollywood. Scarlett Johansson’s upcoming blockbuster movie is Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff), while Ryan Reynolds upcoming movies are Free Guy, The Croods 2 and The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard. Here we present you some 20 wild secrets of Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds.
1. Age Gap
Normally people are attracted to people of their own age. A survey conducted in 2014 on more than 30,000 couples stated that the average age difference in the U.S. is 2.3 years. But Hollywood never follows the norms, some couples have huge age difference but Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds are eight years where Ryan is the elder one. Ryan Reynolds was 32 and Johansson was just 24, when they started dating. Ryan Reynolds and his now-wife Blake Lively have 11 years difference.
2. Ryan Reynolds And Alanis Morissette
Ryan Reynolds is known for his few prominent relationships. He had many high-profile relationships before Scarlett Johansson including Melissa Joan, Traylor Howard, and Rachel Leigh. The longest relationship he had was with Alanis Morissette, they were engaged for two to three years (2004-2007) but then parted their ways. They met at Drew Barrymore’s birthday party.
3. Scarlett Johansson and Josh Hartnett
Scarlett Johansson like Reynolds also had Hollywood romances before Ryan Reynolds. She had short-term flings with Jude Law and Jared Leto. However the prominent relationship was with Josh Hartnett, they dated for a year but parted their ways due to their busy schedules. Scarlett met Josh on the set of the movie The Black Dahlia.
4. Ryan Took Two Months to Move On
Moving on has no specific time limit, but the amount of time required to move on is different for every person. Ryan was seen with Scarlett just two months after breaking up with his ex- Alison. Though it is not rational to judge someone regarding their sincerity or seriousness the amount of time it takes to get over a past relationship is different for everyone. For some, it might take time to move on from more than two years relationship but not for Reynolds.
5. They Got Married Quick
Ryan Reynold and Scarlett Johansson got engaged just after one year of their dating. Johansson has told in an interview that she was excited to see him proposing with the diamond ring (Ryan was shooting for his movie “The Proposal” at that time). Though we think they should have taken more time to know each other.
6. They Received Hugh Jackman’s Blessing to Marry
Hugh Jackman is a very good friend of Scarlett Johansson after the two starred opposite each other in The Prestige and Scoop.
Jackman is 16 years older than Johansson and is very protective of the budding star. However, he liked Ryan Reynolds for Johansson and gave them their blessings calling Ryan Phenomenal.
7. They Had A Very Short Engagement
Though Ryan took years to his previous engagement, Ryan and Scarlett were engaged for just four months and then they got married. They went quite fast in tying the knot, as expected they had a small ceremony due to time shortage. They got married just outside of Vancouver, Canada because it was Ryan’s hometown.
8. She Released an Album While They Were Together
Scarlett Johansson has worked in more than 60 movies and is an accomplished actor but do you know she released a studio album of her own and proved herself as a singer. The album had seven songs. The album was named “Anywhere I Lay My Head” and it was in Top 200 Billboard. She later teams up with Pete Yorn (singer & songwriter) and released her third album “Breakup”.
9. Both Were Cast As Superheroes around the Same Time
Superhero movies are the new cool for people. The Marvel and DC movies are the most earning movies of all-time. The superhero movies provide job security and years of income and fame to the actors and are thus number one choice for any actor.
Reynolds played the role of Wade Wilson (i.e. Deadpool) in X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2009’s, the movie was not a success but paved way for his Deadpool (2016), (which was awful but set the stage for 2016’s Deadpool), and Johansson played Black Widow (Natasha Romanova) in Iron Man 2 (2010)
10. They Bought a Lavish Home Together
In 2010, Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson bought a dream home for $2.9 million. Johansson had sold her Hollywood Hills villa before buying the house. It was not a surprise though because both were A-listers Hollywood actors by then. In 2012, they would sell that house for $3.65 million soon after their divorce.
11. Their Busy Schedules Was a Reason for Their Divorce
Being an actor may look charming but it is the busiest and toughest job in terms of time consumption. Scarlett and Ryan were at the peak of their careers shooting one movie after another. They had told in interviews that the busy schedule put a strain on their relationship and they couldn’t find time for each other and spent much time apart.
12. Professional Competition And Ryan’s Slow Career
As the entertainment industry is the most competitive one, some people say they got doomed due to their competitive nature. Both of them are high-profile actors of Hollywood. Some even speculated from Johansson interviews when she said that “absence of success is normally considered as unpopularity” that it might be the slow career of Ryan that led to the end of their marriage.
13. Filing Divorce
Without getting into any ugly stance, Ryan filed for divorce on December 22, 2010, and the next day Johansson signed those papers indicating that it was a carefully planned and mutual breakup. There was no further claim of spouse support, asset division, etc.
14. How They Took the Divorce
Getting divorced is very hard. A breakup like this must have been very difficult. Ryan claimed that he doesn’t want to get married again but he will reevaluate things after some time. He told in an interview that going through a divorce is very painful when you have to divide your life, assets, properties altogether. Scarlett once said in an interview that marrying Ryan was the best decision she has ever made and she has no regrets even after their divorce. Maybe she was the one who was not prepared for such a big change in her life.
She got married to Romain Dauriac in 2014 and gave birth to a daughter that year but unfortunately got divorced in 2017.
15. Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively Knew Each Other Before
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively started dating in late 2011. They got married in September 2012 but the story actually started long before they started dating. In fact, they were quite close when he was still married to Johansson. They met on the sets on Green Lantern as co-stars in 2011. Though we cannot speculate whether they had an affair at that time as there is no proof of it, we know they had a close bond at that time as well.
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