How Ryan Reynolds & Scarlett Johansson Grew Apart

Sources say their demanding work schedules -- as well as Johansson's age -- played a role in their split

After just two years of marriage, Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson made the surprising announcement earlier this week that they had split up. But what caused these two to go their separate ways? Well, it seems the demands of their careers and the time they were forced to be away from each other took its toll on their union.

"There's no third party," a source told, adding that the pair made the decision to end their marriage about a month ago. "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."

The Sexiest Man Alive, 34, and Johansson, 26, tied the knot in 2008 after a very quiet courtship. But after they said "I do," they came across more obstacles than they had bargained for.

In recent months, an insider said that they had "started to lead different lives, and it was harder and harder to come back together and pick up where they left off. Scarlett was young when they married. She's a mature person but at points they were just on different pages."

Some speculate Reynolds wanted to settle down and start a family, while Johansson wasn't feeling the pulls of motherhood just yet. Still, the duo remains on good terms.

Says the source: "They had an intense and loving relationship, and they'll always love and respect each other." 

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