It's been a bad week for celebrity relationships. First came news that Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron had broken up, and then Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson announced that they were splitting after two years of marriage.
While the two had remained relatively private about their relationship, which began in 2007, they always had the kindest things to say about their marriage and each other. Shortly after getting married in 2008, Johansson admitted that she loved having a private wedding, opting out of the lavish Hollywood affairs many of her peers tend to throw.
"It was my mission to have a moment of privacy, to do something for myself," Johansson told the Los Angeles Times about the wedding, which took place in Canada. "I was happy with the results of that."
She opened up about her decision to marry in Glamour last year, saying, "I never really thought about getting married — it just kind of happened. It seemed natural, the right thing to do. It was kind of a celebration of the time."
The actress and sometime singer expressed her happiness about having that special someone in her life. In the May issue of InStyle, Johansson talked about being married to the "Green Lantern" star, saying, "I mean, you're married, and suddenly you have your own family. There's a nice comfort in that. That part of your life is certain, in a way. You've got your home in that other person."
Reynolds expressed a similar sentiment to People when he was declared the Sexiest Man Alive. Of being married to Johansson, he said, "You get to hang out with your best buddy every day."
At the Tony Awards in June, when Johansson took the stage to accept an acting award for "A View From the Bridge," she gave a nod to her husband, thanking "the Canadian I live with."
The two had very bustling careers, and Reynolds noted in GQ this fall that kids weren't in the plans just yet. "A few years down the road, having a family," he said. "That's years away at this point."