It’s looking like old times for Scarlett Johansson and her former husband of three years, Ryan Reynolds. On July 9 the two, whose divorce had been finalized eight days earlier, enjoyed an intimate dinner at one of their favorite haunts, Little Dom’s in Los Feliz, Calif., sitting in a secluded area and acting very flirty, Star magazine reports in this week’s issue.
The meeting wasn’t just casual an insider tells Star. Scarlett, whose rebound romance with Sean Penn, 50, flamed out after five months, is determined to win Ryan’s heart again.
“Scarlett had been asking Ryan to meet since the first week of June,” says the insider. “She’s been texting and calling him nonstop since the dinner.” Granted, Scarlett, 26, also has been hanging out with The Hangover’s Justin Bartha, 33, in recent weeks.
Her reluctance to start a family was a deal-breaker for the Green Lantern hunk, 34.
“Scarlett said her career is her baby,” says the insider. “But ryan’s a family guy.” Indeed, he’s been open about his intense desire to be a dad. “I feel like i need to fulfill the genetic paradigm, the destiny of it all,” he said in 2008.
Meanwhile, Scarlett now seems to realize what truly matters to her. “She got over the pain of their split by jumping into a fling with Sean, but when that fizzled, she admitted that she felt incredibly alone,” says the insider.
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