For many Hollywood stars, dating another actor just fits. For Scarlett Johansson, she lived and learned post-Ryan Reynolds that wasn't going to work for her.
“Acting is a very strange world to be co-existing in. It’s very volatile. There’s always going to be the more successful person,” she told Parade when discussing how fame can be a challenge in a relationship when two actors are involved. “It’s related to rejection. Because actors, if they’re not having success, connect it directly to unpopularity — to the fact that nobody wants them. It’s not necessarily true. I’m constantly rejected."
Johansson and Reynolds split in 2010 after nearly two years of marriage, but Ryan clearly hasn't found the same statement to be true in his personal life. He went on to wed his Green Lantern co-star Blake Lively in 2012.
"[Marriage] takes a lot of work," the 30-year-old actress continued. "It takes a man who's not only confident in the love that you have for one another, but confident in what he has going on in his own career. He has to be in a field that's completely different from yours."
Johansson found that in Romain Dauriac. She married the French journalist in a hush-hush ceremony in Montana last October.
"My husband’s also involved in art," she explained. "What’s important to him is the recognition that he gets from his job, and that has nothing to do with my job."
So what is married life like for Scarlett the second time around?
"We like to go out and go dancing. Other times, we like to sit at home and eat Thai food and watch House Hunters International for four hours," she revealed. "And we're interested in each other's worlds. He's interested in my weird, alien entertainment world. It fascinates him because it's so different than what he knows. And I like to go to art openings with him and talk about art and emerging artists with him. That's his passion."
Scarlett and Romain welcomed their first child together, Rose, in September.
"The biggest joy that I have is looking at my daughter," she confessed. "When I'm just hanging out with her and we're doing silly stuff and if I make her laugh, the feeling of joy I have is explosive. If I can make her laugh and she gets a big smile on her face, that's pretty much it. If only you could actually bottle that and carry it around."
Clearly, everything works out the way it's supposed to.