Yesterday we learned that Scarlett Johansson’s divorce and subsequent custody battle with her French husband Romain Dauriac was getting more uncomfortable than watching ScarJo get a reach-around kiss from John Travolta. Scarlett filed divorce papers on Monday and asked for primary custody of their 2-year-old daughter Rose Dorothy. Romain’s lawyer publicly talked bout the situation, to which Scarlett responded by releasing a statement asking “other parties” involved to keep their le trap shut and do this in a private way.
“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.”
I love how that statement is both shady (see: the part accusing Scarlett “Private Person” Johansson of making their drama public) and art-house sophisticated (see: that part about sharing her joys and sorrows).
The thing I learned the most from Romain’s statement is that he communicates with words. I always assumed Romain just moved from room to room, communicating solely through intense gazes. There goes my theory that their divorce battle would reach a breaking point over a moody stare-down.