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Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reyolds have both moved on romantically since their shocking split in 2010 -- she' currently dating New York City ad exec Nate Naylor and he's with actress Blake Lively -- but that doesn't mean Johansson is completely over their divorce.
In the new issue of Vogue, the 27-year-old star of The Avengers admits that the whole experience of splitting from her dreamy husband was, in a word, "horrible."
"It was devastating. It really throws you. You think that your life is going to be one way, and then, for various reasons or whatever, it doesn't work out," she says. "This was something I never thought I would be doing. And there's no way to navigate it. Nobody can give you the right answer. It's never anything you want to hear. It's a very lonely thing. It's like the loneliest thing you'll ever do, in some way."
And in some ways, Johansson says it's something she's still going through. "I don't feel on the other side of it completely, but it gets better," she admits. "It's still there. More than anything, it's just that not having your buddy around all the time is weird. There's no rule book. I think it's just time.”
That being said, Scarlett is not turned off to marriage. In fact, she seems to be more in love wit the idea than ever, and regretful of the ways she didn't appreciate hers while it was going on.
“I'm not saying (I wish I had) more time in the marriage, but just having more time with my ex and really clocking those hours of face time with the person you love, really live together and not having the pressure of two people that have these careers," she says. "It was a beautiful thing. The falling in love and getting married and making that commitment... I think it's nice to know that you're capable of loving somebody in that way. I think it's a rare opportunity."
Johansson also opens up about her rebound relationship with Sean Penn, although she says things never got too serious.
"We spent time together, yeah," she says. "I never put a title on it, really, but we were seeing each other... He's a remarkable person. He really is."
But Johansson doesn't want to dwell on her famous exes -- she seems perfectly happy dating non-celebrity Nate Naylor, a man described as a real-life Don Draper.
"It must be very strange for him," she says of having their relationship in the public eye. "It's totally bizarre. It's an adjustment -- I mean, it's got to be an adjustment for him way more than it was for me at 19. But he's really remarkably good about it."