Scarlett Johansson Laments Year of Regretful Living (video) 1Scarlett Johansson has had one of those years, starting with a divorce from henpecked husband Ryan Reynolds, a fling with older man Sean Penn, and run in with a phone hacker who exposed never-before-seen nude photos.

“I’ve been really fortunate. I’ve found that I had, even in times of crisis, a lot of love around me, and people have come out of all different dark corners to support me,” she told Matt Lauer on the Today Show.

“That’s been a really beautiful thing. And I think I’ve also learned to be much more tolerant and much more patient,” she added.

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Scarlett Johansson takes a defiant tone over private nude photos she took of herself solely for her then husband Ryan Reynolds. “It’s not like I was shooting a porno – although there’s nothing wrong with that either,” she said.

Johansson, 27, all but confessed that she caused the break up of her marriage because of her impatience.

“If I don’t agree with someone, or if I’m annoyed, I will tell people to their face–no matter how hurtful that might be,” she told a German magazine in October.

“That can get me into trouble from time-to-time. When that happens, my friends have to hold me back and say, ‘Scarlett, you can’t say that!'” she acknowledged.

Johansson, who appeared on the show to promote her new film “We Bought A Zoo” with Matt Damon, said she’s been able to cope with her setbacks by immersing herself in her work.

“When I’m working I can’t focus on anything but the job at hand, and I think that’s some kind of therapy,” she said.

“You just have to kind of embrace it. For me, the most important thing is that it doesn’t affect my work and it doesn’t affect my private life as much as possible,” she continued.

Scarlett has had nothing but kind words for Reynolds and her marriage, failed as it was, but behind the scenes drama apparently continues.

Johansson reportedly is upset that Reynolds has rebounded with Blake Lively, a younger version of herself.

“Scarlett is pissed that he’s not under her spell anymore,’ a source told UsWeekly.

“Ryan would have gotten back with her. He was so totally in love, but then she flaunted Sean right after their split, and he was done,” the source said.

Fortunately, Scarlett will have plenty of work to keep her mind focused elsewhere.

She just ended filming on “The Avengers,” and is currently shooting “Under the Skin,” a sci-fi film where aliens abduct hitchhikers to feast on them back on their home planet.