Attention all single Atlanta ladies: You may now adjust your drool guards. People’s Sexiest Man Alive is back on the market.
Reps for married actors Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson confirm to ATL Intel that the couple has separated. The news came as a shock even to local film folks working on “The Change Up,” Reynolds’ new buddy comedy currently filming here with Jason Bateman and Olivia Wilde.
After all, up until a few weeks ago, Johansson and Reynolds sightings had been plentiful in town with the couple dining at chef/owner Gerry Klaskala‘s Aria restaurant and other hot spots around town. Less than three weeks ago, Reynolds visited West Midtown’s Antico Pizza Napoletana with Bateman and had some of the eatery’s famous cannolis boxed up for Johansson’s 26th birthday. Alas, cream-filled cylindrical shaped treats could not save the union.
The couple got engaged and later married in 2008 in a hush-hush Canadian ceremony reported by People and other media outlets.
In a statement issued to Intel late Tuesday, the couple’s publicist Meredith O’Sullivan confirmed the split with the following: “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 love and kindness we leave it. While privacy isn’t expected, it’s certainly appreciated.”
That flapping sound you hear are the winged monkeys from TMZ, The National Enquirer, The Globe, Star, Life & Style, People, US Weekly and quite possibly Highlights For Children who are no doubt descending on our fair city at this very moment on a mission to gingerly turn over every stripper in town as they hunt for a possible Duhamel Effect. Tattletales dancers, you’ve been warned. . .