Many fans are still amazed to learn that Scarlett Johansson was once married to Ryan Reynolds. The reason this relationship didn’t garner as much attention as Reynolds’ marriage to Blake Lively was that both the Marvel actors were very private about their relationship. This privacy even extended to their wedding ceremony, which was held in a remote part of Vancouver, Canada.
Johansson later commented on her secret wedding, likening it to a drug deal in a dark alley that was not any fun at all. Johansson and Reynolds parted ways in 2010, less than two years after their wedding.
Scarlett Johansson Opened Up About Her Secret Wedding To Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds met Scarlett Johansson just two months after ending a five-year relationship with Alanis Morissette. Their dating life remained extremely private until a source revealed a year later that the couple was engaged. They tied the knot in an intimate ceremony on Vancouver Island in September 2008. Johansson reminisced about their wedding in a conversation with David Letterman.
The Black Widow actress shared that she wanted a private wedding away from the press but never anticipated it would be so secretive. Johansson revealed that their wedding was attended by bears, whales, and eagles, as she took a dig at the remote location. She compared the situation to a drug deal without the fun. The Marriage Story actress told Letterman (via PopSugar):
“I never thought that I’d be planning my wedding in a dark alley somewhere. But it turned out that way. It was really quite secretive and I felt like I was doing a drug deal without all the fun… I got married in a very remote part of Canada. There were bears and whales and eagles. It was just like Avatar.”
Despite their best efforts at secrecy, the paparazzi captured pictures of the event from helicopters overhead. However, issues surfaced in their marriage within a year, and eventually, the two got divorced in December 2010.
Why Did Scarlett Johansson And Ryan Reynolds Divorce?
Both Johansson and Reynolds landed their superhero roles in 2009, with the former cast in Iron Man 2 and the latter in Green Lantern. Reynolds met his future wife, Blake Lively, on the sets of the DC superhero movie. In late 2009, Johansson revealed that their careers were interfering with their dating lives. By 2010, they were living separately due to work commitments. The Lost in Translation actress was busy with her Broadway work, while the Deadpool actor was occupied with Green Lantern.
Long before their divorce, rumors started circulating in the media about the couple’s separation. Both Johansson and Reynolds publicly confirmed at the time that their relationship was intact. However, in December 2010, they announced their divorce without citing any specific reason. Johansson has since hinted that her career success with Marvel was a point of contention between the couple.
Despite several rumors about the reasons for their split, Johansson has nothing bad to say about the Free Guy actor, indicating that they are still on good terms.