Ryan Reynolds Told Scarlett Johansson, ‘Let’s Fix This’

Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson’s decision to end their marriage might have come as a sudden shock to most of the world, but according to People magazine, it’s not a decision that the couple entered into lightly. Or, at least, Reynolds didn’t.

A source tells the magazine that the Green Lantern actor attempted to salvage their union before finally throwing in the towel. the source reveals,

“At first it was … let’s fix this. And then it got to the point where it was just, if it’s not working, it’s not working. He’s an adult, and he finally just said they should stop.”

The source goes on to note that the couple decided to part ways “pretty recently,” in order to avoid further unpleasantness:

“They’re doing it this way because there’s no drama, there’s no cheating, there’s no nothing. These are just two people who love each other who are not going to be together anymore.”

Meanwhile, Johansson may have offered a crucial clue to the reasons for the split during a recent interview in Time Out New York with her A View From the Bridge co-star Liev Schreiber. Asked by the magazine if she and Screiber would be going on any celebrity double dates, Johansson made it pretty clear that she and Reynolds didn’t have the most romantically exciting relationship:

“We have no time for dates. We work and then go home and—I, anyway—just stare at the wall for a few hours before I go to sleep.”

Doesn’t sound terribly satisfying.

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