Scarlett Johansson, talking about her divorce for the first time, revealed that she is “overcritical” and “brutally honest” to a fault. Did she nag herself out of a marriage to Ryan Reynolds?
Reynolds didn’t waste any time making their split official. He filed divorce papers nine days after they announced their separation in Dec. 2010, suggesting it was less than amicable.
The divorce was finalized in July, and Johansson has apparently done a lot of soul searching since her two-year marriage ended.
She talked about it for the first time in an interview with German magazine GALA. While the reasons for the split were “too personal” to talk about, she seemed to blame what she said was her impatience and brutal honesty.
“I will only tell you this: I can be overcritical – with myself and with other people. And I don’t compromise… I pass judgment on people quite quickly,” she told
“If I don’t agree with someone or if I’m annoyed I will tell people to their face–no matter how hurtful that might be.
“That can get me into trouble from time-to-time. When that happens, my friends have to hold me back and say, ‘Scarlett, you can’t say that!'” she acknowledged.
“I’m also incredibly impatient – regarding my job, my family and men. I want things to progress. I hate stagnation!”
When they split the issued a statement: “After long and careful consideration on both our parts, we’ve decided to end our marriage…We entered our relationship with love and it’s with love and kindness we leave it.”
But the break-up took a toll on Scarlett.
“At first I was quite depressed. After about a week or so I pulled myself together and started to go to the gym all the time.
“Luckily, I’ve got a few very close girlfriends who have been by my side for 15 years now, who I can talk to about everything and confide in.
“I’ve got a close relationship with my twin brother Hunter as well. And then there’s my grandmother Dorothy. She recently turned 89 – she’s an incredibly sweet, lovely and wise woman.”
Since the split, Scarlett has bounced around in relationships with Sean Penn, Bradley Cooper and Kieran Culkin.
She’s starring in a big new movie, “The Avengers,” (see photos) and recently went through a nude photograph hacking scandal.
Ryan has been linked to “Gossip Girl” star Blake Lively.