Scarlett Still Not Over 'Horrible' Split with Ryan
April 12, 2012
Scarlett Johansson opens up in a new interview about how she's still dealing with the pain from her breakup with Ryan Reynolds and reveals that she remains "paranoid" about the nude photos that were hacked from her phone last year and leaked online.
Johansson, 27, is currently on a media blitz for the much-anticipated superhero flick The Avengers, but in a new interview with Vogue she also speaks about her highly publicized breakup with Reynolds, 35, after two years of marriage. While she now refers to the split as "comically amicable," she adds that the experience was nonetheless "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."
The star -- who calls divorce "the loneliest thing you'll ever do" -- has dated a few people (including a brief fling with Sean Penn) since the split and says she's managed to reach a state of "relative peace." But she also tells the magazine that the breakup still causes her grief. "I don't feel on the other side of it completely, but it gets better. It's still there. More than anything, it's just that not having your buddy around all the time is weird. There's no rule book. I think it's just time."
On her five-month relationship with Penn, 51, Johansson confides: "We spent time together, yeah. I never put a title on it, really, but we were seeing each other." She calls the Oscar winner and humanitarian/political activist "a remarkable person."
Johansson also tells Vogue that she's still bothered by the hacking of her nude photos that ended up on the Internet and recalls going out to dinner and feeling "paranoid" that people in the restaurant had seen her body. She reveals she's coping by "tuning out" media coverage of the experience and says this has made her "way happier" and "more creative."
For Johansson's full interview, pick up a copy of the May issue of Vogue, on newsstands April 24.