As Kaiser reported yesterday, US Weekly has a big story this week all about how Scarlett Johansson supposedly wants her ex husband, Ryan Reynolds, back so she can start a family with him and have his gerbil-faced babies. Meanwhile he’s wary of getting back with the woman who dumped him, and has been happily off sowing his oats with a bunch of PYTs and models. One of his latest hookups, the lovely Charlize Theron, didn’t work out according to US, which has an inset story on that Scarlett article all about how Ryan dumped Charlize when she started to get too serious. I get the feeling that if the timing would have been better, like if Ryan wasn’t freshly divorced, he would have been all over that for the long haul. He got burned and he’s waiting to see what happens. It doesn’t help that Scarlett is messing with his head. Or are Ryan’s people pushing that story to make it look like Scarlett thinks she made a mistake?
Anyway, here’s US’ story about the end of Charry:
A source says the newly divorced Ryan Reynolds ended his brief summer fling with Charlize Theron, 36, in late July [after two months] because he “only wanted something casual, but she’s in a rush to settle down, have kids and start a family since she’s getting older. Charlize didn’t take it very well when he broke it off. She knows deep down that it wouldn’t have worked, but she is pretty bummed about it all.”
No wonder: The relationship seemed so promising for the private pair, who kept their relationship very quiet, says an insider. In fact, the couple weren’t even on anyone’s radar until Reynolds was spotted emerging from the Oscar winner’s Malibu home June 5. “They just dated, mostly long-distance,” says a friend of the twosome, set up by mutual pals. (Theron’s nine-year relationship with actor Stuart Townsend, 38, ended last year.) The former neighbors, who had known each other for several years, quickly discovered they had a spark: After a covert dinner date at Gjelina in Los Angeles July 13 (“He came in before her and sat down, then she snuck in,” says a fellow diner), they were spotted making out in a nearby parking lot. But Theron’s family focus, compounded with conflicting schedules, forced Ryan to end it. “They’re both too busy,” says another pal of Theron… “And they were hardly ever together anyway.”
[From US Weekly, print edition, August 15, 2011]
Oh well, they would have been so blindingly attractive together. People said the same thing about Ryan and Scarlett and we hardly saw them though. It’s like Ryan’s relationships only exist in the abstract.
I’m kind of surprised to hear that Charlize was pushing for a family, though. She said all that stuff about not getting married until it was legal for same sex couples and she doesn’t strike me as the type who wants kids. She had plenty of time to have kids with her last boyfriend. I always pegged her as more of a Cameron Diaz type when it came to relationships. Have fun while it lasts.