Actor, producer, and family man, 45-year-old Ryan Reynolds seems to have it all. He’s been married to Blake Lively, an actress, for about ten years, and the couple has three lovely children together: James, 7, Inez, 5, and Betty, 2. Ryan had been married before to Scarlett Johansson (age 37), a Marvel actress, and they were engaged for a while before they wed for two years. Read on to find out more about the actor’s two marriages.
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In 2007, Scarlett and Ryan, both newly single, met. Ryan was recently single after a four-year relationship and nearly two-year engagement to fellow Canadian Alanis Morissette, 47; Scarlett had broken up with Josh Hartnett, 43, in 2006 because of scheduling conflicts. Despite both of them being Hollywood heavy hitters, their relationship was kept under wraps until they announced their engagement in 2008.
They tied the knot in Ryan’s home nation of Canada, in the picturesque hamlet of Tofino on Vancouver Island. It was no longer a mystery that they were in love, but the couple still decided not to discuss their relationship openly. “I would never ask somebody about their marriage if I didn’t know them,” Scarlett told Glamour in 2009. “I don’t profess to know anything about marriage that anybody else doesn’t know, or how to make it right. I don’t want to read about somebody who’s giving me relationship advice.”
Sadly, their love did not last as they divorced less than three years after getting married in December 2010. Scarlett didn’t seem ready for marriage, she said after they split up. “Relationships are difficult, and marriage is a dynamic, evolving experience. I do not believe I was cognizant of the highs and lows. I wasn’t prepared to dig down and do the job. We both had very full schedules. We were apart for quite some time. It’s quite challenging.”
Scarlett later married French writer Romain Dauriac, age 39, in 2014, and the couple welcomed a daughter, Rose, in the same year. They officially broke up in 2017. She tied the knot for a third time in 2020 with Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost, a comedian who is 39 years old, and the couple had a son named Cosmo.
In light of his experience with Scarlett’s divorce, Ryan stated he never intends to be married again. In an interview with Details magazine from 2011, cited by the Daily Mail, he said, “Anyone who suffers a divorce goes through a lot of suffering, but you come out of it.” On the set of DC Comics’ Green Lantern, where they played romantic interests for each other, he met Blake, who had been linked to Kelly Blatz of Simon Says, Penn Badgley of Gossip Girl, Ryan Gosling, and Leonardo DiCaprio. However, they did not immediately consider each other compatible romantic partners. In fact, it was on a double date with other people that they first sensed they might have a particular connection. “About a year after Green Lantern had come and gone and we were both single, we went on a double date — she was on a date with another guy, and I was on a date with another girl — and it was like the most awkward date for the respective parties because we were just like fireworks coming across,” Ryan recalled on SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio Deadpool special in 2016.
Ryan Reynolds revealed he and Blake Lively regret holding their 2012 wedding on a former slave plantation in South Carolina, calling it a “giant f—king mistake.” https://t.co/h6NCF7NYNE pic.twitter.com/OIzy7kLuoh
— E! News (@enews) August 4, 2020
Everything else, as they say, is history. No public statements were made regarding Ryan and Blake’s engagement or wedding before their September 2012 wedding. They exchanged vows in front of friends and family at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. In the year 2020, however, they shared their regret at having tied the knot on a plantation. Ryan told Fast Company, “It’s something we will always be genuinely and unreservedly apologetic for.” James was born in 2015, Inez in 2016, and Betty in 2019 to the loving couple.
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