Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds announce split

Following two years of marriage, the couple have confirmed that they are set to divorce

Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds have confirmed that they have separated, two years after marrying.

The sad news was revealed via a joint statement, which read: ‘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.’

Sources in the US claim it was the actress who initiated the split, and is now looking for a home in New York.



Notoriously private, Johansson, 26, and Reynolds, 34, married in September 2008 in the actor’s hometown, Vancouver.

They rarely spoke of their relationship and never released any pictures of their wedding, a fact Johansson told the LA Times she was proud of: ‘It was my mission to have a moment of privacy, to do something for myself. I was happy with the results of that.’

The couple started dated in September 2007, shortly after Reynolds had called off his engagement to singer Alanis Morisette and Johansson ended a two-year relationship with actor Josh Hartnett.

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