Scarlett Johansson has revealed that "love and support" has helped her through a tough year.

The 27-year-old actress split from her husband Ryan Reynolds in July and much to her despair, her private nude photos were leaked on the internet after a hacker cracked into her cell phone.

The 'We Bought A Zoo' star said that says her work has been her "therapy" since divorce and the embarrassment she had to face over her leaked pictures.

"I've been really fortunate. I found that I had - even in times of crisis - a lot of love around me and people have come out of all different corners to support," the Mirror quoted her as saying.

"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