There's no denying it's been a rough year for celebrity couplings, but this week has been a particularly trying one for La La Land's lovebirds. Hot on the heels of news long-time couple Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens parted ways, comes word preternaturally perfect-looking pair Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson have separated. TMZ was the first to report the news. When reached for comment by MTV News, Ryan's rep sent the following statement from the couple:
"After long and careful consideration on both our parts, we've decided to end our marriage. 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."
The couple were married in 2008 in a small ceremony outside of Vancouver, B.C. Though famously tight-lipped about their relationship, Ryan and Scarlett have given hints about their private romance.
"I never really thought about getting married—it just kind of happened," the actress told Glamour last year. "It seemed natural, the right thing to do. It was kind of a celebration of the time."
For his part, Ryan told GQ in September that he enjoyed marriage but that kids could wait. "A few years down the road, having a family," he said. "That's years away at this point."
Ironically, the two were recently voted, basically, the best-looking couple on the planet: Ryan took home People's Sexiest Man Alive honor while Scarlett was named GQ's Babe of the Year. It's sad to say goodbye to so much pretty.
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