During a Tuesday interview on Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop podcast, the Deadpool actor, to whom the Black Widow actress was married from 2008 to 2011, was complimented by the actress.
Scarlett Johansson is complimenting Ryan Reynolds, her ex-husband. the Goop podcast hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow The Avengers: Endgame actress, 38, shared on Tuesday what she’s learned from her three previous marriages while also offering Reynolds, 46, praise.
Paltrow, 50, started the conversation by saying, “You’ve been married two times?” to which her visitor replied, “Three times.” I had forgotten that you were wed to Ryan Reynolds, so that’s good. Goals,” Paltrow remarked.
“Yes,” Johansson chuckled. “We weren’t married for very long, but we were when I first met you, for Iron Man or whatever.” Paltrow said, “We love a good Ryan Reynolds in our house,” to which Johansson laughed and said, “He’s a good guy.”
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The Deadpool actor and Johansson got married in 2008 and divorced in 2011. Reynolds later wed Blake Lively in 2012; the two are parents to four kids. The Black Widow actress later wed French journalist Romain Dauriac in 2014; however, the couple divorced in 2017. Rose, 8, is the daughter of the former couple.
Colin Jost, a writer for Saturday Night Live, and Johansson are now wed. The couple wed in a private ceremony in October 2020, and their son Cosmo was born in August 2021. How has your attitude about marriage or long-term partnerships changed? Paltrow questioned Johansson about the lessons she’s learned from her prior relationships. What have you discovered?
It’s funny, Johansson said. “I only really knew Colin for a long time via work. And when we first started dating, I wasn’t sure I was ready for a relationship like the one I have with Colin because I wasn’t confident in establishing my own limits and I didn’t know what I needed or wanted from someone else.
Johansson, who described her spouse of two years as “compassionate,” continued by claiming that she experienced a transformation in her life after realizing the “fundamental characteristics” she desired in a partner.
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She went on to say, “I think one of the things that I realized is that there are certain fundamental things in your own personality that you need — me, anyway, [that] I needed to share with the other person.”
The Marriage Story actress stated, “Obviously being in a relationship is difficult whatever because you always have to make compromises and sometimes your lives split and then come back together. ‘Oh, it’s so essential for me, I need to be with a caring person,’ I never realized. That is a basic quality that has to exist.
For longevity, at least, Johansson opined, “understanding what those fundamental things are that you need in a partner is a must.” “I think recognizing those things changed the game for me,” the author said.
“That’s why it worked with Colin and me at that time — [because] I was finally able to step back and actually respect myself enough to know what those [fundamental] things were and be okay with it, you know?” she continued of her union to comedian Jost, 40. That was a lesson for life.