She’s engaged with a baby on the way, but just over three years ago, she was in a much different place. Scarlett Johansson was married to Ryan Reynolds from 2008 until December 2010, when they announced their separation. The divorce was finalized in July 2011, and the actress admits that the experience is what helped her move on with current fiance, Romain Dauriac.
“I feel I know now more of what I need in a relationship, what I want in a relationship,” the Captain America star explains to Glamour. “And I know I have more tools to communicate, not just with my partner, but with myself. That’s not necessarily a reflection of who I was married to or what happened in my marriage, but really where I was in my life.”
Of course, Ryan, too, has moved on — he secretly married Blake Lively in September 2012.
In the interview, Scarlett also opens up about her infamous nickname, ScarJo. “I associate that name with, like, pop stars,” she says. “It sounds tacky. It’s lazy and flippant. And there’s something kind of violent about it. There’s something insulting about it.”