Glamorous Hollywood couple Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds are officially calling it quits on their marriage.
In papers filed at the Los Angeles Superior Court, the pair stated their separation date as December 14th, according to the AFP, and cited irreconcilable differences as the reason.
The documents, obtained by TMZ, say the couple both filed papers on the same day to dissolve their two-year marriage.
Actors Reynolds, 34, and Johansson, 26, had grown apart under the pressure of managing two thriving careers, according to a source close to the couple.
“There’s no third party,” the source told People and added that the pair had made the decision to end their marriage about a month prior to the separation.
“Ryan and Scarlett had been having some issues for a few months now. Distance and their careers played a big role. When you don’t spend a lot of time with your partner you grow apart.”
Reynolds and Johansson “started to lead different lives, and it was harder and harder to come back together and pick up where they left off,” the source said. “Scarlett was young when they married. She’s a mature person but at points they were just on different pages.”
However, the source maintains that the pair “had an intense and loving relationship, and they’ll always love and respect each other.”
There was no prenuptial agreement and property rights have yet to be determined, according to the legal papers. TMZ reports that Reynolds made more money that Johansson in the years of their marriage.
The pair got married in a private surprise ceremony in Canada in September 2008. At the time Johansson told the LA Times: “It was my mission to have a moment of privacy, to do something for myself. I was happy with the results of that.”
And now more than ever, the couple are hoping for a little privacy: “We entered our relationship with love and it’s with love and kindness we leave it. While privacy isn’t expected, it’s certainly appreciated,” they said in a statement announcing their separation last week.
Johansson, who is famous for her roles in Lost in Translation and Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and her soon-to-be-former husband, who has starred in films such as X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Proposal, have both come top in separate sexiest man and woman polls in recent years.
The actress has reportedly already begun flat hunting in New York.
Before his marriage to Johansson, Reynolds was engaged to singer and fellow Canadian Alanis Morissette from 2004 to 2006, according to the BBC.
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Scarlett’s break-up from Reynolds is the latest in a number of A-listers calling it quits on their marriages. Read here about Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar, Dexter stars Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter, Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman, and Courteney Cox and David Arquette,
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