Scarlett Johansson Alludes to Ryan Reynolds Split, Says Marriage “Takes Work”

Scarlett Johansson on Parade Cover
Scarlett Johansson opened up to Parade about the problems with dating an actor (like ex-husband Ryan Reynolds) and why her marriage to French journalist Romain Dauriac is different 

Maybe birds of a feather shouldn't flock together! Scarlett Johansson's marriage to Ryan Reynolds didn't work out, but she's now happily wed to French journalist Romain Dauriac — a fact she credits to their separate careers.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron star opened up about her love life in the new issue of Parade, and while she didn't mention her ex-husband by name, she did allude vaguely to the problems inherent in dating (and marrying) a fellow actor. (Reynolds and Johansson split in 2011 after three years of marriage. He went on to wed another actress, Blake Lively, in September 2012; she said "I do" to Dauriac in October 2014.) 

"Acting is a very strange world to be co-existing in," the Lucy star told the magazine. "It's very volatile. There's always going to be the more successful person. It's related to rejection. Because actors, if they're not having success, connect it directly to unpopularity — to the fact that nobody wants them."

That's not to say her relationship with Dauriac is all fun and games; just that she values having distinct identities and goals from her spouse.

"[Marriage] takes a lot of work. It takes a man who's not only confident in the love that you have for one another, but confident in what he has going on in his own career. He has to be in a field that's completely different from yours," she explained to Parade.

"My husband's also involved in art. What's important to him is the recognition that he gets from his job, and that has nothing to do with my job," she added.

They do share some common interests, of course. "We like to go out and go dancing," the blonde stunner, 30, dished. "Other times, we like to sit at home and eat Thai food and watch House Hunters International for four hours. And we're interested in each other's worlds."

They're also building a world of their own together, with daughter Rose Dorothy, whom they welcomed last September.

"The biggest joy that I have is looking at my daughter," Johansson gushed. "When I'm just hanging out with her and we're doing silly stuff and if I make her laugh, the feeling of joy I have is explosive. If I can make her laugh and she gets a big smile on her face, that's pretty much it. If only you could actually bottle that and carry it around."

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