The last time we checked in on Scarlett Johansson’s divorce from her French husband Romain Dauriac, things were getting dirtier than a cup of unpopped popcorn kernels burning at the bottom of a pot. Scarlett accused Roman of blabbing to the press about the details of the custody battle over their 2-year-old daughter Rose Dorothy. Roman accused her of being the one making it public. But then last night, Scarlett and Romain decided to play nice and attend an art event in New York City together.
A source tells People that Scarlett’s decision to bring Romain to the Singular Object Art Opening Cocktail Reception is her way of trying to “remain friendly and supportive.”
“She wants to help him in any way in terms of his career.”
I just pictured Scarlett setting up a LinkedIn account for Romain and sitting there like “I know he owns a popcorn store in Paris, but what else does he do? Is he still a journalist?”
It seemed for a while that the custody battle between Scarlett and Romain was about to turn nuclear. But I guess they’re all good for now? Although it’s kind of hard to tell by that picture. Romain really only has one facial expression, which is: posing for a passport photo.
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.