Ryan & Scarlett: official line – ‘they grew apart,’ unofficial – ‘she dumped him’

41546, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Tuesday December 14, 2010. FILE PHOTO DATED Sunday June 13 2010. FILE: Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson have separated - The two were married in September 2008. ORIGINAL CAPTION: Scarlett Johansson holding her Tony Award in the media room for the 64th Annual Tony Awards at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Photograph: Darla Khazei, PacificCoastNews.com
So Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson’s split came as a surprise to almost no one. We knew they weren’t together often and there were rumors of trouble for some time. Now comes the speculation about how and why the broke up exactly. The distance was a major factor from what we’re hearing, but we’ve also heard rumors that Ryan was screwing around, maybe with Blake Lively or with some unnamed ex girlfriend. People now has an article on how and why Ryan and ScarJo are finished, and it sounds like the official line from their publicists (disguised as an ‘insider story’ as is People’s MO) is that they just “grew apart” due to incompatible work schedules. Here’s the PR-sanctioned version from People:

Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson, who announced Tuesday that they have split up, simply grew apart under the strain of managing two thriving careers, a source close to the couple tells PEOPLE.

“There’s no third party,” says the source, who adds that the pair made the decision to end their marriage about a month ago. “Ryan and Scarlett had been having some issues for a few months now. Distance and their careers played a big role. When you don’t spend a lot of time with your partner you grow apart.”

Reynolds, 34 and Johansson, 26, were married in 2008. Recently, they had “started to lead different lives, and it was harder and harder to come back together and pick up where they left off,” the source says. “Scarlett was young when they married. She’s a mature person but at points they were just on different pages.”

Reynolds, who is filming a movie in Atlanta, and Johansson, who is currently in Jamaica with some girlfriends, remain firmly on good terms, the source says. “They had an intense and loving relationship, and they’ll always love and respect each other.”

[From People]

Ok so it sounds like this is from Ryan’s publicist, not Scarlett’s, because there’s a minor dig at Scarlett isn’t there? “Scarlett was young when they married. She’s a mature person but at points they were just on different pages.” It’s like they’re really saying “She’s not mature enough for Reynolds. He was ready to move on.” We’ve heard that Scarlett initiated the split, and maybe this is Ryan’s passive aggressive way of getting back at her.

Reynolds was known as an incredibly arrogant prick for years, but something changed with the guy after he filmed that scary Buried movie. He was much nicer and more level headed during that press tour, and he admitted that filming in the dark in that confined space was very difficult and emotionally draining. Maybe he had a revelation and realized that Scarlett wasn’t the one for him, or maybe once he changed it threw their dynamic off and lead to problems.

The NY Daily News reports that Scarlett and Ryan had just bought a house together over the summer and were planning to build a nursery in it. According to their sources, Scarlett told Ryan she wanted a divorce after she did some soul-seeking and went to personal therapy.

Radar has news of their trip to the Swiss Alps together in late August. They’re said to have looked more like friends than lovers, with onlookers claiming “They rarely held hands and while they didn’t argue in public there seemed to be no passion between them.”

A lot of splits seem to be happening right now before the holidays. Researchers have found that this is prime breakup time, based on analysis of how many people change their statuses on facebook. We tend to analyze our lives and priorities at this time of year, prompting many people to end unsatisfying relationships. There’s also a theory that testosterone peaks in early December, giving people that added hormonal boost required to make personal changes.

48539, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - December 13, 2010. BREAKING NEWS: Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds have split - But recently splashed out $2.9 million for this mid-century modern gem in the Hollywood Hills. ORIGINAL CAPTION: Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds recently splashed out $2.9 million for this mid-century modern gem in the Hollywood Hills. Designed in 1968 by noted southern California architects Buff & Hensman, the 2,835 square foot home includes just 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Listing information indicates that when originally built the house had a total of 4 bedrooms but two of the secondary bedrooms were subsequently converted to library/office space, leaving a guest bedroom and private master suite that features its own walled mini-garden. The primary living spaces face the back yard and the panoramic city view which on a clear day can extend all the way to the Pacific Ocean. A large living room retains much of the home's original features such as hardwood floors, a clean lined brick fireplace, and wood beamed ceiling. A long wall of floor to ceiling glazing allows for a seamless visual flow between the indoor and the outdoor spaces. Photograph: Carrillo/CelebrityHomePhotos.com  UK OFFICE:+44 /7761

4483, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Monday September 28 2009. Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds seen walking to the gym in Midtown Manhattan carrying water bottles one day after their 1 year wedding anniversary. On September 27, 2008, Johansson and Reynolds were married at a quiet ceremony on Vancouver Island in Tofino, British Columbia. Reynolds is in town to host Saturday Night Live this Saturday, October 3.Photograph: © PacificCoastNews.com

45062, NEW YORK, NEW YORK -Friday September 17 2010. Ryan Reynolds, husband of Scarlett Johansson, is seen leaving the CBS's The Early Show and signed autographs for fans before heading to breakfast at Sarabeth's in Midtown. Photograph: PacificCoastNews.com

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  1. bite me says:

    our love is too precious for the public…so why now are these bitches spilling their biz to the tabloids,looking for a career boost perhaps, asswipes

    EDIT: and i love how there are new pic of miss Scarlett in Jamaica with her girlfriends

  2. Shay says:

    ‘More like friends than lovers?’
    Maybe he is gay.
    It wouldn’t surprise me after all the Travolta stuff. There are many skeletons in (walk in) closets in Hollywood.

  3. The Truth Fairy says:

    No one thought this would last. She’s too young and he can only love himself.

  4. Marjalane says:

    I’ve wondered about Scarjo’s ego and judgement ever since I heard her two C.D.’s. Ryan’s stock went way up with me after The Proposal with Sandra Bullock- that bit he did with Sandy and Betty White where he was the joke butt was hilarious.

  5. David says:

    BS I am sure he dumped her.

  6. brin says:

    Wow deep stuff about breaking up over the holidays, it seems like it would be the wrong time but maybe people do take stock of their lives at that time (especially New Year).
    Anyway, no surprise on this one.

  7. OtherChris says:

    Agree with the above posters. She’s really young and seems egotistical (those CDs–ugh). He just doesn’t really register with me. I’m sure they’ll both survive to mate and spawn again.

  8. Morning says:

    I just want to see who he dates next

  9. jc says:

    I saw them out together when they first started dating and it wasn’t out in the press yet (I actually outed them to People, oops) and he was extremely doting on her. He ran out to make sure she got in the club, waited for her by the restroom, getting her drinks. It just seemed that he was more into her than vice versa from her body language. Just what I read from when I saw them together.

  10. Roma says:

    I think a lot of people want to end their relationships before the holidays start. For the person who wants out, I think it’s too hard to play like everything’s okay with friends and family. It’s not just celebs, I’ve had a lot of friends announce their splits in the past month.

  11. JSal says:

    I think what it comes down to is that they were more into their careers than each other. If you love each other you find the time to be together. How damn hard is it to adjust a schedule?

  12. Alejandro says:

    JSal is right. Did they really put in as much effort into their marriage as their careers? Did either of them drop a project or make sacrifices so that the marriage wouldn’t suffer? If one isn’t willing to do that then it’s obvious they aren’t ready for marriage.

  13. Whatever says:

    Thank goodness! Thats all I have to say. Ryan is awesome, and not just cause I think he’s super hot. But Scarlet seems like a vapid wind bag who can’t act worth a damn. I mean she ruined “He’s just not that into you” for me as well as every other potentially good film she’s sabotaged with her presence. Whether he dumped her or she dumped him he’s better off. Now it kinda sucks cause the one girl I think he was perfect with, has moved on and is now starting a family of her own. (:() Sorry Ryan, better luck next time.

  14. Candy says:

    He wanted to control her and she wasn’t going for it. Having a child is serious business (for some) and it sounds like that’s what he wanted and was expecting. So good. Let him go find someone else to impregnate. Scarlett has some living to do.

  15. normades says:

    I liked her in “He’s just not that into you” , to me she’s very much that girl, cool but still searching for herself

  16. Stef says:

    hahaha that end bit about people breaking up this time of year is hilarious. I dumbed my ex boyfriend this time of year too!

  17. gabs says:

    She dumped him.I don’t blame her.Lots of stories of him being a prick. I don’t think people can change that quickly

  18. Iggles says:

    Yeah, my four year relationship ended around this time last year.

    It sucks being single this year, but only when people gush about their SO. Other than that, whatever! I’m so much better off :D

  19. Jazmin says:

    He has gay & douche written all over his face.

  20. Jeri says:

    Goopy and Chris are DOOMED. They seem to be together less than anyone.

  21. Faye says:

    I noticed that this is the time of year when I am most likely to want to cut and run, but if I stick it out, things with my bf are usually fine. If not, then it’s “we need to talk” time.

  22. april says:

    Both of them are equally confident, attractive people who will very easily find their next partner soon.

  23. Carol says:

    I took the “Scarlett is young” line to be code for “he wanted children and she doesn’t.” Don’t know why, but that’s how I took it.

  24. Twez says:

    “She was young when they married…” Uh, they were married for, like, five minutes. The difference between 24 and 26 is not that profound.

  25. Dannnii says:

    Sounds like he wanted home, kids and the whole shebang and her, being “young” wasn’t about to get down with it. That does not surprise me one bit cause that is why him and Alanis called off their engagement.. cause he wanted more than she did from the relationship.

  26. Kat says:

    Perhaps it was a spectacular mis-match of egos. He’s always struck me as a super douche. Often wondered why they got married, and so fast. Seems like there was no time at all between them being a new couple to being married. She seems entirely too sure of herself to stay married to someone as (seemingly) needy and douchey as RR.

  27. JQ says:

    I totally agree with Whatever! Her acting is horrible. Ryan was always my celebrity crush and now that he’s single, I’m the one that’s Ryan’s a hottie but my husband is even hotter in my eyes.

  28. Hakura says:

    I find the reactions in the comments amusing. xD So many are so openly for one side over the over… Those who think he’s hot automatically call Scarlet every name in the book.

    I’m sure there were plenty of reasons on both sides why this marriage didn’t work. Seemed more like an impulse thing, like they hadn’t been together long enough to really understand what each wanted in life. Kids/timing of kids can be a real deal breaker, something people should address before marriage. >.<

  29. Trippin says:

    He’s probably gay.