December 24, 2010 – Hollywood A-listers Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds have filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences, a week after they announced their amicable split, documents showed.
The couple — named sexiest man and woman alive in separate polls in recent years — both filed papers the same day to dissolve their two-year marriage, according to the documents obtained by the TMZ celebrity news website.
The legal documents, filed at the Los Angeles Superior Court, gave the date of separation as December 14 — the day they announced their split last week — and ticked the box citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason.
The couple did not sign a pre-nuptial agreement before their September 2008 wedding, TMZ reported, citing sources as saying that Ryan made more money than the US actress during their marriage.
Property rights have yet to be determined, according to the court papers.
Johansson, 26, famous for roles in films such as “Lost in Translation” and “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” had said in press reports that being apart from Canadian star Reynolds due to filming schedules was hard on a relationship.
“We entered our relationship with love and it’s with love and kindness we leave it. While privacy isn’t expected, it’s certainly appreciated,” the couple said in a statement announcing their separation last week.
People magazine cited an unnamed source as saying the couple quietly split six months ago, adding that Johansson – named Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire magazine in 2006 — initiated the move.
The actress had already begun apartment-hunting in her native New York City, it added.
In case he’s crushed, he shouldn’t have too hard a time finding a date: Reynolds, 34, was named People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” two weeks before they announced their split.
Known for films such as “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” the Canadian actor is starring in an upcoming silver screen version of the comic classic “Green Lantern.”
Before his relationship with Johansson, Reynolds was engaged to Canadian singer Alanis Morissette.