Scarlett Johansson Implies Her Marriage to Ryan Reynolds Ended Because They Both Became Too Competitive

"The logistics of being with another actor are challenging," the Captain America: Civil War actress tells Cosmopolitan

By Zach Johnson Apr 11, 2016 2:00 PMTags
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Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds weren't built to last, but their three-year marriage left a lasting impression.

In Cosmopolitan's May issue (on newsstands Apr. 12), the Captain America: Civil War star reflects upon their ill-fated marriage and sheds some insight into why it ended in 2011. Without mentioning her ex-husband by name, the 31-year-old actress says, "The logistics of being with another actor are challenging. There has to be a real understanding of how you share your time, especially when two people's careers are going at the same rate. Or even if one person is more successful than the other, that also proves challenging. There may be a competitive thing."

Fortunately, both Scarlett and Ryan have found love again.

Scarlett married Romain Dauriac, a 34-year-old contemporary art dealer, in 2014. And while they can be competitive, it's all in good fun. For example, they once got into an argument while watching ABC's Shark Tank. "My husband had this idea for an app and was like, 'We should pitch this to Shark Tank!" she says. After Scarlett tried to talk him out of it, "He was like, what? You mean it wouldn't pass the Sharks?' I was like, 'Were not gonna get into a fight over this!'"

The best decision Scarlett ever made was "moving to Paris," she says. Along with daughter Rose Dauriac, 20 months, she and Romain divide their time between their native cities. "We're both street rats. Being a New Yorker is a part of your personality, and he grew up in the heart of Paris. Just surviving the urban jungle is character building," she says. "It stays with you forever."

While her ex-husband and his wife, Blake Lively, call Bedford, New York, their home, Scarlett doesn't see her family ever living in the suburbs. "It seems wonderful to be raised in a natural setting, but I wouldn't know how to do it," she admits. "A big city would always draw me back."