ScarlettJohansson and RyanReynolds have split after two years of marriage.
The Hollywood couple - who married just four months after getting engaged in September 2008 - released a statement confirming a forthcoming divorce and noted they didn`t expect to receive any "privacy" considering their A-list status but were parting on good terms.
The statement read: "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."
Sources have claimed the pair split as long as six months ago with the 26-year-old actress house hunting in New York, although the couple were on friendly terms when they were seen together at New York nightclub Avenue in November.
A source told UsMagazine.com: "They are being very civil about it. The big problem with their relationship is the distance. They spent a lot of time apart when they are working. She`s been unhappy for a while."
Scarlett and 34-year-old Ryan married in a quiet ceremony in his native Vancouver, in Canada, with just close family and she later admitted the wedding was a moment of "privacy".
She said: "It was my mission to have a moment of privacy, to do something for myself. I was happy with the result of that."