They say bad things come in threes, and I'm starting to think that whatever wise man said that, he said it right after he finished reading his recent copy of Us Weekly.
Because, for the second time in two months (Courteney Cox, Christina Aguilera, and Laura Dern all found themselves single in October), we're seeing yet another surge of celebrity break-ups within a 48-hour period. The most recent being Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson.
A rep for Ryan recently read a statement from the actor:
After long and careful consideration on both our parts, we've decided to end our marriage. We entered our relationship with love and it's with love and kindness we leave it.
I know! I really liked them together, too!
I always wondered how it was odd that ScarJo and that hot, hot hubby of hers were rarely seen out in public together, but I just chalked it up to privacy issues. Perhaps there was something more to it? But I mean, when you're the Sexiest Man Alive and Babe of the Year, what the heck do you have to fight about? Not to mention, they just purchased a home this past summer.
Normally, I see these things coming, but I gotta say ... I. Am. Shocked.
They've been married for about two years, after a year of dating (does that break a Hollywood marriage record?), and though even their closest friends have said that they were surprised at the news, tabloids had picked up troubles in paradise earlier this year due to conflicting work schedules.
A typical Hollywood love story.
Yep -- 1, 2, 3.
Hope 2011 will be kinder to celebrity relationships.
Are you shocked by Ryan and Scarlett's breakup?
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