Scarlett Johansson: Marrying Ryan Reynolds Was 'The Best Thing' I've Done

December 6, 2011 By:
Scarlett Johansson: Marrying Ryan Reynolds Was 'The Best Thing' I've Done

But Iron Man 2 was so good.

As a respectable Hollywood actress, Scarlett Johansson has taken on a lot of hefty roles. But she says the best one was her role as wife to actor Ryan Reynolds.

The 27 year-old star tied the knot with Reynolds back in 2008, and as cute a couple as they made, unfortunately, it didn’t last. They split in December 2010, which might not seem like a lot to the rest of us, but in Hollywood, it’s pretty impressive.

Even though it didn’t work out, Scarlett says she doesn’t at all regret her decision to wed, as it felt natural to her at the time. Because, I mean, when someone who looks like Ryan Reynolds stares into your eyes and asks to marry you, you respond “yes.” That’s the only acceptable response.

“It was the best thing I ever did,” Johnasson explained. “I'm a big believer that when something feels right, you should do it.”

She’s also a big believer in “instinct.”

“Getting married was the right thing to do because it was natural. It grew out of romance and love and a desire to have a future with somebody, and I was very fortunate that I married somebody who turned out to be the person I thought he would be."

Oh, okay, so uh…what happened?

“Relationships are complicated,” ScarJo explained. Apparently, distance kept them apart. Both physically and emotionally.

“Both of us were extremely busy. We spent so much time apart. It's very difficult."

She added that: “Being married is a living, breathing process. I think I was not fully aware of the peaks and the valleys. I wasn't prepared to hunker down and do the work.”

So now that she’s one of Hollywood’s most sought after single ladies, what does she look for in a dude?

"I'm attracted to the quality of being adventurous and perhaps a bit mischievous. And also questioning authority and being proactive.”

So basically, a badass?

“If that makes up a quintessential bad boy, then whatever."

Meanwhile, Scarlett’s ex has been linked to Blake Lively. Ryan and Blake were recently photographed making out, and Lively tried to stealthily hide from paparazzi as she was leaving Ryan’s apartment.

According to a source, Scarlett is jealous of the relationship:

“Scarlett is pissed that he’s not under her spell anymore. She realized what a great catch Ryan was.”

The insider adds that “things are great” for Blake and Ryan. “They haven’t had a fight yet!”