Both the National Enquirer and In Touch are running stories this week claiming Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson are having trouble in their marriage of less than two years. The rumors seem primarily based on the fact that the two are spending time apart due to their work schedules and haven’t been photographed together in months. Scarlett, 25, recently told In Style that she finds marriage comforting and that she enjoys cooking for Ryan. “You’re married and suddenly you have your own family. There’s a nice comfort in that. That part of your life is certain, in a way. You’ve got your home in that other person.” Does Scarlett still feel at home with Ryan or are their careers and bickering getting in the way? Here are what the tabloids are reporting.
In Touch: Struggling to make it work
Scarlett Johansson had a cute date at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington, D.C>, but it wasn’t her husband, Ryan Reynolds. “Scarlett brought her brother,” an insider tells In Touch. And the absence of her significant other was a topic of conversation. “She was overheard saying that she has issues lately with Ryan because they haven’t seen each other,” explains the insider about the actress. “They’ve been arguing about scheduling. She feels they don’t spend as much time together as other married couples do.”
Enquirer: Trouble in Paradise
Now that the honeymoon is over, sources say the stars have little in common and are so career-driven, they don’t see each other enough.
“Sadly, it looks like they have been growing apart for months,” reveals an insider. “There are very real fears they are headed for divorce.”
Ryan has recently been spending a lot of time in New Orleans while filming “Green Lantern,” while Scarlett has been in Los Angeles. The couple had a brief vacation together in Vancouver in DEcember, but apart from that, they have barely had enough time to see each other, says the source…
When they do get together, it only reinforces their differences in such simple matters as Ryan taking phone calls in the bedroom while Scarlett tries to sleep late, said a source.
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In Touch takes it a step further by insinuating that Ryan might be having an affair with his attractive Green Lantern co-star, Blake Lively. They write that Ryan “seems to have plenty of time for his sexy co-star, Blake Lively, 22. They spend long days filming Green Lantern, but still like to hang out after work. Ryan and Blake even had dinner together in New Orleans on April 24.” Blake was also linked to Ben Affleck when she was working with him, but I don’t think there was much to those rumors. The tabloids just like to match up costars when they’re both young and attractive. If there’s a potential cheating scandal there, all the better.
So are Ryan and Scarlett having trouble? Ryan always seemed like an insufferable douche to me and I’ve heard plenty of stories about how difficult and demanding he can be. I like Scarlett and find her smart intellectually, but a little naive. I would be surprised if these two lasted long term, but for now all we have is conjecture.