Scarlett Johansson and husband, Ryan Reynolds, divorcing

Ryan Reynolds Scarlett Johansson Split

Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds have confirmed their split after two years of marriage. The celebrity couple said in a joint statement on Tuesday that “after long and careful consideration’’ they have decided to call it quits.

Ryan, 34, and Scarlett, 26, started dating in 2007 and married in September 2008 at a private ceremony in Vancouver, British Columbia. The wedding was attended only by a few close family and friends – and no photographs were released. US Weekly cited a source as saying their relationship was strained by time spent apart on movies.

“The big problem with their relationship is the distance,” says the source. “They spent a lot of time apart when they are working…She’s been unhappy for a while.”

Last month Reynolds, who is starring in an upcoming silver screen version of Green Lantern, was named by People magazine as the Sexiest Man Alive, while Johansson was GQ’s 2010 Babe of the Year.