Ryan Reynolds gets a chuckle over tabloid reports about his personal life.
"Ninety-nine point nine percent of it is just absurd," the Buried star, 33, says in the October issue of GQ.
Case in point: Star, a tabloid, recently reported that he and his wife of two years, actress Scarlett Johansson, are adopting a baby from Ghana or Ethiopia.
"No, no, I've not adopted anything," he says. "A few years down the road, having a family. That's years away at this point."
One rumor that is true? He and Johansson, 25, have bought a home in rural Louisiana.
"Things change when you get married in general," says Reynolds. "But in terms of being a couple that's in a public situation and speculated about and all that nonsense, it's changed a little bit. I'm a little more guarded, I think. I'm a little bit more wary of having my relationship turning into a soap opera. I've just unilaterally not addressed it. That's kind of been the fail-safe for me."
He denies that he and his wife have "some covert operation" to keep their private life hidden from the press. The exception: Their 2008 wedding at a remote wilderness retreat in Vancouver, B.C. "I believe anyone should have the right to have a private wedding ceremony," he says. "I think if anything's sacred it should be that. But for the most part — I can only speak for me, as one-half of that relationship — I choose to remain as private as possible without being secretive."
How does he explain Johansson referring to him as her "Canadian" in lieu of her "husband" when she accepted her Tony Award in June?
Says the actor, "I think that's just a cute moment between a husband and wife."
Despite the occasional wild rumor, he says marriage is still "the best part" of his life.