A source close to the couple, who announced their divorce on Tuesday, claims the separation didn’t occur because one of them cheated, but simply because the two stars grew apart as they tried to manage their successful careers and distance was also a factor.
“There’s no third party,” the source said, adding that they had made the decision to end their marriage about a month ago. “Ryan and Scarlett had been having some issues for a few months now. Distance and their careers played a big role. When you don’t spend a lot of time with your partner you grow apart.”
“After long and careful consideration on both our parts, we’ve decided to end our marriage,” they announced in a statement.
Lately, they “started to lead different lives, and it was harder and harder to come back together and pick up where they left off,” the source continues.
Johansson, who is 26 now, “was young when they married. She’s a mature person but at points they were just on different pages.”
Scarlett and Ryan remain on good terms as “They had an intense and loving relationship, and they’ll always love and respect each other,” the source says.
The couple got married in September 2008.