The Avengers actress recalls that it was during a European road trip that the couple took following Reynolds, 35, filming Green Lantern that Scarlett started to feel uneasy in the marriage. In Dec. 2010, the couple announced they were divorcing. “It was nice, but at the same time, I was like, ‘What am I going to do with myself?’” ScarJo, 27, admitted of the road trip, adding that she was having a “hard time, I was feeling very out of my own skin.”
Ryan has since started dating his Green Lantern costar Blake Lively, 24, and though Scarlett insists that the split was “comically amicable” and that her marriage was “a beautiful thing,” she says in the same interview that the divorce process was “horrible.”
“Of course it’s horrible. It was devastating. It really throws you. You think that your life is going to be one way, and then, for various reasons or whatever, it doesn’t work out. … This was something I never thought I would be doing. And there’s no way to navigate it. Nobody can give you the right answer. It’s never anything you want to hear. It’s a very lonely thing. It’s like the loneliest thing you’ll ever do, in some way.”
So is she over it? “I don’t feel on the other side of it completely, but it gets better,” she confessed to the magazine. “It’s still there. More than anything, it’s just that not having your buddy around all the time is weird.”
Following her breakup from Ryan, photos emerged of Scarlett canoodling with 51-year-old actor Sean Penn, a man 24 years her senior. She spoke on what looked to be a rebound relationship, calling Sean a “remarkable person,” and recalling to Vogue, “We spent time together, yeah. I never put a title on it, really, but we were seeing each other.”
Now in 2012, ScarJo has a new movie coming out, Avengers, and a new man by her side. The actress has been seeing NYC ad-exec Nate Taylor, and the two were just recently spotted in February yachting in Hawaii.
For more from ScarJo (including her speaking about her phone hacking nude photo scandal), check out her entire interview on Vogue.com.