Friday 24 November 2017

Breaking up isn't so hard, after all

2010 wasn't a good year for romance at home or abroad with a long list of star splits, writes Andrea Smith

The news that Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson fled to Jamaica with her girlfriends to get over her failed two-year marriage to Ryan Reynolds is yet another confirmation that 2010 was an annus horribilis for celebrity love.

While they may have started off in a fuzzy pink haze of champagne, roses and expensive, glossy magazine spreads, many of our brightest home-grown and international celeb relationships imploded last year in an ignominious cloud of curt press releases, beaten-up cars and trips to Marrakech.

Allegations are swirling that Ryan, voted Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine, had a fling with Gossip Girl star Blake Lively, whom he met on set of their film Green Lantern. Then again, it can be a tricky business when your gorgeous husband's job is to generate chemistry with his beautiful co-star on-screen, as Jennifer Aniston could have told Scarlett, given that she lost her husband Brad Pitt to Angelina Jolie in similar circumstances a few years ago.

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