It’s been reported by several websites and confirmed by her publicist: Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds have separated.
“After long and careful consideration on both our parts, we’ve decided to end our marriage,” they say in a joint statement. “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.”
According to a source, the couple quietly split six months ago, and Johansson initiated the move. The actress began apartment-hunting in New York City and is currently in Jamaica with some girlfriends, the source adds.
However, last month the pair were spotted looking cozy together at New York hotspot Avenue.
Johansson, 26, and Reynolds, 34, tied the knot in a quiet September 2008 ceremony in a wilderness retreat in Vancouver, which is Reynolds’s hometown. The ceremony was attended only by a handful of close family and friends – and no photos were released.
“It was my mission to have a moment of privacy, to do something for myself,” Johansson told the Los Angeles Times of the hush-hush affair. “I was happy with the results of that.”
The pair remained fairly mum about their relationship, only rarely giving up small tidbits about their married life.