May 26th, 2011
10:07 AM ET
Ryan Reynolds breaks his silence on his split from Scarlett Johansson in the June/July issue of Details magazine, admitting that the experience has changed him forever.
"Anyone who gets divorced goes through a lot of pain," says the "Green Lantern" star, who announced in December that he and Johansson were parting ways after two years of marriage.
"But you come out of it. I'm not out of it yet. At all. But I sense that as I do come through it, there's optimism," he goes on. "How can there not be? I don't think I want to get married again, but you always reevaluate these things. Any kind of crisis can be good. It wakes you up. I gotta say, I'm a different person than I was six months ago."
Though Reynolds doesn’t reveal why the two decided to divorce, he does say that the media's take on the reasons they broke up were wrong.
"What was happening privately was the exact opposite of what was being reported," he says. "There was no story and no scandal, so the narrative was just created for me. That was the most disturbing part."
Despite his failed marriage, Reynolds insists he is in a "very lucky and fortunate place" and is moving on.
"Relationships ending move you from who you were to who you are at a much more accelerated rate than almost anything else on earth," he says, adding that he and Johansson remain on good terms. "Departing a relationship and still maintaining the idea that this is still the same person I married is a great luxury that I experienced. Thankfully I was in a relationship where two people chose to remain on the high road in every regard."
Still, Reynolds admits, the experience has left him altered.
"You've got walls up in a way you didn't before," he tells Details. "But you're also open to things in a way you weren't before. I have no interest in dating right now. It just seems so kind of alien to me at this point." In fact, he says, "I'm very happy not to be in a relationship right now. That's OK. I didn't plan on it, that's for sure ... but that's OK."
The June/July issue of Details hits newsstands June 7.
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