Scarlett: Divorce 'Devastating, Horrible'

Johansson opens up in 'Vogue'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2012 10:26 AM CDT
Updated Apr 13, 2012 10:59 AM CDT
Scarlett: Divorce 'Devastating, Horrible'
In this magazine cover image released by Vogue, Scarlett Johansson is shown on the cover of the May 2012 issue.   (AP Photo/Vogue)

(Newser) – Scarlett Johansson is refreshingly honest about her divorce from Ryan Reynolds in a new Vogue cover interview, calling it "comically amicable" yet "devastating." "It was horrible," she says. "Of course it’s horrible. It was devastating. It really throws you." And she says she is still recovering from the divorce, which she calls "the loneliest thing you’ll ever do, in some way." Now, "I don’t feel on the other side of it completely, but it gets better. It’s still there. More than anything, it’s just that not having your buddy around all the time is weird."

She also acknowledges she and Sean Penn "were seeing each other" in the wake of the split, and that they're still friends. Now she's dating an advertising creative director named Nate Naylor, and she hypothesizes that being in the spotlight "must be very strange for him. It’s totally bizarre. It’s an adjustment—I mean, it’s got to be an adjustment for him way more than it was for me at 19. But he’s really remarkably good about it." Click for the full profile, in which she also addresses her feelings after personal photographs were hacked. ("When all those photos came out, of course I go out to dinner and think, Goddamn it, these people have all seen my…")

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