Scarlett Johansson to buy property in London

Updated: Jan 29, 2012, 18:41 PM IST

London: ‘Lost in Translation’ star Scarlett Johansson is so keen to avoid any encounters with ex-husband Ryan Reynolds and his new girlfriend Blake Lively in New York that she is considering buying a property in the UK.

The 27-year-old actress, who divorced the Canadian actor last summer, was here last week visiting an estate agent to help with her search for an apartment.

“Scarlett doesn`t want any awkward run-ins with Ryan and Blake in New York. She was always a little uncomfortable about the fact that Ryan and Blake worked together while she was still married to him. When Scarlett is in New York she keeps a low profile. She wants to give the whole party scene a miss,” a source said.

“She’s filming a movie called ‘Under The Skin’ in Scotland at the moment but she is hoping to meet someone new. She adores British men and would love a place and a man in London,” added the source.