Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds go to dinner, supposedly act friendly

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Why is it when celebrities divorce they end up going to dinner afterwards and leaking details to the press? It’s like they have to show that they’re not involved with all the acrimonious name-calling and blaming that accompany typical divorces. As Kaiser wrote Friday, many of the recent stories on the Scarlet and Ryan split have a definite pro-Ryan slant, with wording that suggests that Scarlett was somehow too immature for him, and that he wanted to work it out but she was ready to bolt. Now there’s an undoubtedly publicist-sanctioned piece in People about Ryan and ScarJo’s dinner and how they were “civil” and “friendly” with each other but aren’t reuniting.

FacebookTwitterE-mailWhen they announced their split, Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds said they wanted to continue to show love and kindness toward each other.

That was certainly how they appeared Friday night as they got together for what a source tells PEOPLE was a “friendly meal” at Blue Ribbon restaurant in New York. “They were smiling and laughing the whole time,” the source says.

Johansson, 26, had just returned from a trip to Jamaica with girlfriends and Reynolds, 34, was in town for a photo shoot during a break from filming in Atlanta.

“They just wanted to connect and have a friendly chat,” the source says. “They just wanted to sit down together. The tone was light and fun despite the untruths that the media is working up. 
They aren’t reconciling. This was just two people who were married being civil and friendly.”

Sources say the pair, who were married in 2008, had grown apart because the demands of their busy schedules.

[From People]

Maybe this happened, and maybe it was a way for these two to present a friendly face to their divorce. Meanwhile there’s a story on E! that makes it sound like Scarlett’s people are trying to hit back at the carefully worded reports from Ryan’s camp. They claim that these two were “never together” and naturally “grew apart.” Scarlett isn’t immature, according to this story, Ryan is. “She wants a family once she finds the right guy with enough confidence to deal with her celebrity,” their source says. So while these two are having dinner and a “friendly chat” their publicists are battling it out with leaked stories to various celebrity outlets. There’s a lot more going on behind the scenes than just Scarlet calling Ryan a jerk over the phone.

4483, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Tuesday December 14, 2010. FILE PHOTO DATED Monday September 28 2009. FILE: Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson have separated - The two were married in September 2008. ORIGINAL CAPTION: 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:

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  1. brin says:

    Ouch…touche, Scarlett!

  2. Marjalane says:

    Nope, sorry- I’m going Team Ryan. I just can’t deal with Scarlett’s “celebrity”.

  3. JSal says:

    The irony here is amazing. All that bragging they did about keeping their relationship private and now that they’ve split they’re all about leaking their private biz to the press. Maybe they should have put more effort into their relationship and less effort into never being seen together. Once again they are overestimating public interest in their relationship.

  4. LolaBella says:

    “She wants a family once she finds the right guy with enough confidence to deal with her celebrity,”

    Ouch…way to keep it civil and mature.

    Lol at the dog about to ‘go’ in the bottom pic.

    Love it when animals unintentionally photobomb us.

  5. lisa says:


    excellent point. SO sick of the celebs that go on and on about “keeping their relationships private” Thing is its easy to do when there is NO PUBLIC interest in their relationships. I am amazed at how the media is trying so hard to make the public care about these two breaking up. Most people didn’t even know they were together in the first place. SO now they can each go back to being “private”

    I don’t anyone is losing sleep over the end of this marriage. Sad but Last weeks news.

  6. anoneemouse says:

    I just don’t see what guys see in her…

  7. LittleFATMe says:

    Dinner is the new after divorce date for the celebs, huh?
    Team Ryan, just because. Also, I imagine it is not really good for a relationship if you hide it, never touch in public and make it a point to never be really seen with each other. My goodness, even when the busy schedules allowed them to be near each other they still stayed far away!

  8. irishserra says:

    I think they were both just too self-absorbed to make marriage work from the get-go. Blech to both of them.

  9. daria says:

    I just don’t see what guys see in her…

    um, big blue green eyes. even bigger natural boobs. perfect alabaster skin. poofy lips. a woman’s body, not a stick figure. she has been really funny and willing to make fun of herself on saturday night live.
    gee i have no idea what they could possibly see in her.

  10. kitty milk says:

    Ryan Reynolds is gay – hello! the marriage was a sham from the start. OMG -its so abvious – just like Vin Diesal – GAY, GAY, GAY! If you ever have a chance to see them interview, you will know what I mean

  11. JenJen says:

    She always had BITCH written all over her face.

  12. JenJen says:

    Here is a funny scene of Ryan in a movie struggling with his sexuality-it’s called Buying the Cow and he hangs from a fire escape nude 🙂

  13. JQ says:

    LMAO @ dealing “with her celebrity.” Oh puh-lease! Team Ryan all the way! Honestly, he should have stayed with Alannis.

  14. Boo says:

    @ lolabella

    that is the best photobomb ever

  15. Feebee says:

    I don’t care how amicable your divorce is, there’s no way you’re smiling and laughing your way through a whole dinner.