12/16/2010 02:33 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Reynolds-Johansson Divorce: Tried to Fix Marriage

Confronting the problems that distance had created in their marriage, Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson at first believed the relationship might not be irretrievably broken, a source close to Reynolds tells PEOPLE.

The source says Johansson, in particular, was feeling the strain, and that Reynolds tried to improve their situation.

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