Scarlett Johansson Opens Up About Rejection And Marriage

It’s been years since Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson announced that they were getting a divorce. Both stars have moved on and have children with their spouses. That said, Johansson is finally coming forward to talk about the trying time, and what she’s learned from it.

Now that she’s pushed forward, Johansson opened up to Parade about rejection, marriage and what she’s learned.

“Acting is a very strange world to be co-existing in. It’s very volatile. There’s always going to be the more successful person. It’s related to rejection. Because actors, if they’re not having success, connect it directly to unpopularity—to the fact that nobody wants them. It’s not necessarily true. I’m constantly rejected.”

As for marriage, Johansson admits that it is hard work. “[Marriage] takes a lot of work. It takes a man who’s not only confident in the love that you have for one another, but confident in what he has going on in his own career. He has to be in a field that’s completely different from yours. My husband’s also involved in art. What’s important to him is the recognition that he gets from his job, and that has nothing to do with my job.”

Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds got hitched to Reynolds in 2008 and their divorce came only two years later. Afterward, Johansson started seeing journalist Romain Dauriac, and the couple got hitched only a month after the birth of their daughter Rose Dorothy. Ryan fell in love with actress Blake Lively and married her in 2012. The pair have a daughter named James who was born in December of 2014.

Johansson and her husband share different interests, and from what Johansson details it sounds like it’s domestic bliss.

“We like to go out and go dancing. Other times, we like to sit at home and eat Thai food and watch House Hunters International for four hours. And we’re interested in each other’s worlds. He’s interested in my weird, alien entertainment world. It fascinates him because it’s so different than what he knows. And I like to go to art openings with him and talk about art and emerging artists with him. That’s his passion.”

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