"We weren't married very long," Johansson said about Reynolds.
Scarlett Johansson offered appreciation to her ex-husband Ryan Reynolds. During a word with Gwyneth Paltrow in her Goop podcast appearance on the Avengers: Endgame actress spoke up about what she's learned from three marriages and paid utmost respect to Reynolds. Johansson shared that she married the Deadpool star in 2008 and divorced in 2011. Reynolds later married Blake Lively in 2012, and the couple has four children together. The Black Widow actress married French journalist Romain Dauriac in 2014, but the couple divorced in 2017. Rose, the former couple's daughter, is eight years old.
"You've been married two times?" asked Paltrow as she began the interview on her podcast show. To which her guest and Hollywood star responded, "Three times." To this response, Paltrow remarked, "Oh that's right, because I forgot that you were married to Ryan Reynolds! Goals!"
"Yes," laughed Johansson as she continued, "We weren't married very long, but we were when I first met you, for Iron Man  or whatever. Right after the question, Paltrow replied cheesily, “We love a good Ryan Reynolds in our house," to which Johansson replied with a laugh, "He's a good guy,” as she mentioned that Reynolds has been a great person she has known.
Johansson is now married to Colin Jost, a writer, and actor on Saturday Night Live as per PEOPLE. The couple married in a small ceremony in October 2020 and welcomed their son Cosmo in August 2021. Paltrow pressed Johansson on what she'd learned from prior relationships, “How has your shift towards marriage or long-term relationships changed? What have you learned?" To which the actor answered, "It's funny. I knew Colin for a long time, but only kind of through work,” she began as she recalled the first time she met her husband.
“And when we first started seeing other, I would never have probably been ready for a relationship like the one that I have with Colin at different times in my life because I wasn't comfortable with setting my own boundaries, and I didn't know what I wanted or needed from somebody else," she continued as she shared that she never thought she’d marry him as she maintained a professional distance. "I think one of the things that I realized is that there are certain fundamental things in your own personality that you need — me, anyway, [that] I needed to share with the other person," she added.
Johansson, who described her spouse of two years as "compassionate," went on to explain that things changed for her when she recognized the "fundamental characteristics" she desired in a partner. "Obviously it's hard to be in a relationship anyway because you have to compromise all the time and sometimes your lives separate and come back together. I never realized, 'Oh, it's really important for me, I need to be with a compassionate person. That's a fundamental characteristic that has to be there,' " she added.
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