Scarlett Johansson & Ryan Reynolds are fighting over jealousy & babies

For a few weeks now, there have been some mutterings and tragic gossip that Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds were having some serious issues. It all started when Ryan didn’t show up for Comic-Con, and ScarJo did. There were multiple reports that Ryan was supposed to show up, but didn’t because he and ScarJo had some major falling out. Very quickly, their reps denied the hell out of those reports. And yet… they still linger. Star and In Touch have shockingly similar stories about the problems within the ScarJo-Reynolds marriage. It’s enough to make me think they might have the same unnamed source.

Star’s version is less offensive to me than In Touch, but the quotes are nothing special. Scar and Ryan are fighting about everything, and they can’t even go out to eat without getting pissy with each other:

“They’re struggling to see eye-to-eye on almost everything,” an insider tells Star. “From when to start a family – he’s ready, but she’s in no rush – to her smoking and what she sees as his reckless motorcycle riding.”

“What’s making matters worse is that their busy careers are keeping them apart, so they get really out of sync… It’s gotten so bad neither of them is hurrying home just to start fighting again.”

[What began as a romantic meal on July 20]… “They started out snuggling… they left barely looking at each other.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition, August 17 2009]

Now for the dirtier details. In Touch’s source has the specific complaints Scar and Ryan are lodging against each other. It seems Ryan has a “jealous streak” as well as “a bad temper and a dark side.” As for ScarJo, she “has a big mouth at times.” Yikes. This does not sound good:

After having a huge fight over the weekend of July 18, Scarlett Johansson reportedly got so angry at Ryan Reynolds that she threatened to take off her wedding ring. Ryan was so upset, he [didn’t go with her to Comic-Con].

“He saw it as a bunch of young guys wanting to stare at Scarlett and drool over her,” a source tells In Touch. “Ryan has a jealous streak, and he didn’t think that would be fun.”

Just 10 months after tying the knot, friends fear that the newlyweds are already headed for a split. “They have been fighting a lot for the past few months,” says a close pal. “They are both strong-willed and stubborn.”

The source adds, “Ryan has a bad temper and a dark side, and she has a big mouth at times.”

A rep for Scarlett says that any reports of a fight are “ridiculous” but an insider says, “They are two completely different people. They spend more time apart than together and rarely do things as a couple.”

[Since] their nuptials in September 2008, the pair have rarely been spotted together. The close pal adds that another problem is that Ryan can be controlling and Scarlett feels smothered.

“He wants to know where she is at all times and who she is with,” the close pal reveals. “She’s much more of a free spirit.”

Ryan has been nagging Scarlett to start a family, but the insider says it’s unlikely: “They’re just not in the same place.”

[From In Touch Weekly, print edition, August 17 2009]

So, is any of this for real? Personally, I buy parts of it. Mainly because I’ve always thought they were an odd couple, because ScarJo doesn’t seem (to me) particularly interested in being settled down. She’s always struck me as, yes, a “free spirit” – which could be a euphemism for “a girl who likes to get laid, and doesn’t really care to remember your name.” Ryan is sort of blank for me – usually I find him bland, dull and pretty, but I could see how he could be this closeted jealous, smothering bastard. On the other hand, this is quite likely a tempest in a teapot, with the tabloids offended that ScarJo and Ryan haven’t given them any good photo-ops, like, ever. I don’t know… my guess is that the marriage won’t last more than two years. And there won’t be any babies.

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  1. Hieronymus Grex says:

    How does that old song go?

    When you’re in love with a beautiful woman
    It’s hard
    When you’re in love with a beautiful woman
    You know it’s hard-

    Everybody wants her, everybody loves her
    Everybody wants to take your baby home

  2. Bill Hicks is God says:

    How does Jude Law manage to run around in drag with Ryan Reynolds and STILL find the time to untuck himself and knock up some random chick? A lot of guys are still trying to pull it together with matching up socks and not putting their underwear on backwards.

    My beer hat’s off to him. Dude’s got powers.

  3. Firestarter says:

    @Bill Hicks- LOL! Again, I cannot follow up with anything after that comment. You are on fire today!

  4. Melissa says:

    If he was in Barcelona filming (as he claims to be) then the pre-Comic-Con “fight” seems appropriately denied by their publicists. I mean, that’s a legimitate reason to not attend; you’re in another country!

    I adore him and *hope* this isn’t true, but all too often these things end up true … and he has been quoted talking about wanting to adopt –not about “we want to adopt” but rather “I” want to adopt. The topics of the “fights” seem to be more believable.

  5. Cinderella says:

    Just keep her out of elevators with Benicio Del Toro and you’ll be just fine, Ryan.

  6. sara says:

    This story about Comic Con is SO BOGUS!

    It’s bogus for 2 reasons:

    Reason 1: Ryan Reynolds is shooting in Barcelona (Spain).

    Reason 2: While yes, Ryan Reynolds has been cast as Hal Jordan in Green Lantern, the movie isn’t released until 2011.

    WB isn’t going to talk about this movie at Comic-Con until next year.

    Just like the rumored Paltrow vs. Johannson fight, crap.

  7. Maritza says:

    I bet they won’t last another year!

  8. BOGART4017 says:

    Wasnt there someone else Ryan was with who complained of his jealousy? Was it Sheryl Crow?

  9. Iggles says:

    I can’t stand him! He’s a douche! Lainey has written so much about his arrogant, egomaniac behavior. I hope Scarlett runs for the hills!

    I’m glad Alanis is no longer with this guy. She is a kind, generous person. Poor Scarlett..

  10. sara says:

    I can’t stand him! He’s a douche! Lainey has written so much about his arrogant, egomaniac behavior. I hope Scarlett runs for the hills!

    I’m glad Alanis is no longer with this guy. She is a kind, generous person. Poor Scarlett.

    I dont like Lainey and her fabricated material.

    Arrogant? I met R.R in Austin and he was down to earth and very, very nice.

  11. the original kate says:

    i don’t buy this story. first of all, he knew she smoked before they got married, so why the big issue now? also, they haven’t even been married a year yet – doubtful they would be fighting over babies so soon. unless they didn’t talk at all about their future before they got married or unless one of them changed drastically after marriage (which happens, i know) but it just seems fake.

  12. Iggles says:

    @ Sara: “I dont like Lainey and her fabricated material.”

    Curious what do you have on Lainey? 😉

    However, there were a number of reader submitted RR stories. Where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire..

  13. Mairead says:

    Somehow I can’t see Alanis putting up with jealous nonsense for any length of time – so for that reason alone I think this is nonsense.

  14. moo says:

    He was on the rebound from Alanis, and she seems really immature. How the hell they got together to begin with is beyond my comprehension.

  15. j. ferber says:

    Scarlett needs to ditch this guy pronto. I have no idea why she married him in the first place.

  16. Lovelee says:

    If this story is true, Scarlett needs to RUN!

    Btw, she needs to put the weight back on. Her weight loss is really aging her beautiful face.

  17. Marianne says:

    I think Scarlett and Ryan are a very strange couple. As someone said before, she seems too cool for him and I believe he may be jealous of her. She’s highly desired and men usually have issues with that. Ryan strucks me as the kind of guy who’d feel deeply insecure with guys drooling after his woman. Especially because, she clearly likes to put herself in a condition of “muse” of other men. Not precisely Woody Allen, but think of her album with Pete Yorn, for instance. Maybe it’s just me, but I think that her success rubs him in the wrong way. You know, that typical competition of couples who work in the same business. After all, she’s very accomplished for her age. She’s been in the cover of many fashion magazines, she has multi-millionaire publicity contracts, the reviews of her first album were mostly positive, she won awards and she’s obviously the super star in the relationship. He may have his big break with Green Lantern, but so far, he’s just her husband. Like Keith Urban. I can’t answer for the whole world, but in the parts of the world I’ve been, no one ever ever of him. Now, everyone knows his wife. For good or for bad.

  18. Tiffany says:

    When I first heard that they were dating, I saw it as two hot people looking to have hot sex. Then they got married, I thought they were trying to prove that it was more than lust, there was something else there. If these story are true, those two should not have walked down to aisle because once that hat sex wears off, you will have to talk to them. HMMMM! HMMMM!

  19. bela says:

    @ Marianne: “reviews of her first album were mostly positive”.

    NONONONO…Reviews of her first album were very bad.

    2 examples:

    -Rolling Stone (2.5 stars out of 5): “Johansson’s voice is unremarkable and her pitch sometimes unsteady; she’s a faintly goth Marilyn Manson lost in a sonic fog.”

    -Entertainment Weekly: An average “C” grade. Her “expressionless voice” was concealed “deeply in the druggy ambiance”.

    *And really her movies are a box office flops; The Nanny Diaries or The Spirit were a total disaster at the box office.

  20. Marianne says:

    @Bela, Scarlett had her share of flops, like everyone else, but if you compare her to most actresses of her generation, she’s actually doing pretty well, with all her publicity contracts and magazine covers. She’s trying to come across as smart and choose convenient roles, while Megan Fox talks trash and Lindsay Lohan (who’s obsessed with Scarlett, by the way) does drugs. She tries to do blockbusters movies because you need to have box office credibility to reach a certain level in the Hollywood hierarchy. So far, she was not that successful in this mission, but I really feel that she wasn’t cut for this kind of production anyway. In fact, her best performances come from indie movies and small productions, like Lost In Translation, Girl In A Pearl Earring and her Woody Allen movies. But you know, Iron Man 2 may change her status completely. It’s gonna be a huge success and her prestige will go sky high. Scarlett is doing the badass and who will notice Goopy Goop anyway?
    About The Spirit, the movie itself is very bad and it would flop with or without Scarlett. She’s definitely the wrong person to blame about it.
    Same with The Nanny Diaries, although I can’t believe that Weinstein actually believed that this movie would be a hit.

  21. Chair says:

    Never liked them much as a couple. Ryan is no match for Scarlett.

  22. iris says:

    If he is a jealous guy, she has the power in the relationship.

    If he were egocentric, narcissistic and full of himself like Jude Law, then women would be his victims.

  23. Cletus says:


    That is all.

  24. Magsy says:

    I don’t see the chemistry with these two; they just don’t match. It’s like J-Lo and Ben Affleck.

  25. Nancy Stephens says:

    Once the rose colored glasses come off and the hot sex and lust on Ryan’s part wears off… this marriage won’t last….Scarlett is/was just his little whore- he wanted a piece of her just like every other guy in Hollywood did/does…Ryan and Scarlett’s marriage is based on superficiality…. whereas he had something REAL w/Alanis…too bad he messed up a REAL relationship to marry a slut just beause he is a shallow fool….I wouldnt be surprised if Ryan was carrying on w/ Scarlett the whole time he was w/Alanis… I can’t wait for Alanis’ book to come out; I d LOVE to see Scarlett squirm…. she need sto be taken dowm off her pedastal…

  26. ash says:

    You called it! Two years, no babies.