Scarlett Johansson’s Husband Asks Her To ‘Withdraw’ Divorce Papers As Custody Battle Ensues

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Despite being one of Hollywood’s top actresses, Scarlett Johansson was exceptional at keeping her personal life out of the spotlight, and so it was a shock when it was made public that Johansson had filed divorce papers.

Following the reports that her two-year marriage to Romain Dauriac was coming to an end, Johansson made a statement confirming the news and adding she would not “ever” be speaking about it again. “As a devoted mother and private person and with complete awareness that my daughter will one day be old enough to read the news about herself, I would only like to say that I will never, ever be commenting on the dissolution of my marriage. Out of respect for my desires as a parent and out of respect for all working moms, it is with kindness that I ask other parties involved and the media to do the same. Thank you.”

Despite her wishes, it didn’t take long before that “other party,” her soon to be ex-husband Romain Dauriac, made the divorce even more public when he released a statement urging Johansson to withdraw her divorce papers. A statement from his lawyer Harold A. Mayerson reads: “It is indeed unfortunate, especially for our daughter, that Scarlett filed in court and made our personal differences so public. I would implore her to withdraw her action promptly and go back, as uncomfortable as it might be, to the negotiating table. We are the parents of a lovely daughter whom we will continue to co-parent for many years and share her joys and sorrows as only a parent can.”

According to further reports on the split, the divorce may very well turn into a nasty custody battle because of differences in what they want for their daughter.”He would like to move to France with his daughter and Ms. Johansson does a lot of traveling. It will be an interesting process,” Dauriac’s lawyer allegedly told Page Six.

Johansson and Dauriac first went public with their relationship in November 2012 and became engaged in September 2013 before secretly marrying at the Ranch Rock Creek in Montana in October 2014. Shortly before their marriage, the pair welcomed their daughter Rose Dorothy Dauriac in September 2014.

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