Scarlett Johansson Files for Divorce from Romain Dauriac
“They’ve been separated since the summer,” a source confirmed to PEOPLE in late January
Scarlett Johansson has filed for divorce from her French husband Romain Dauriac, officially seeking the end of their two-year marriage.
The actress’ attorney, Judith Poller, served the divorce filings to Dauriac’s lawyer, Hal Mayerson, on Tuesday, PEOPLE has confirmed.
In the divorce papers, Johansson asked for primary physical custody of their 2-year-old daughter Rose Dorothy Dauriac.
But Mayerson tells PEOPLE Dauriac plans to fight for legal custody.
“He plans to petition the court to allow him and his daughter to move to France,” he says.
Johansson, 32, was first linked to Dauriac after they were spotted on a lunch date in New York City in October 2012. By the following September, she was sporting a vintage Art Deco style sparkler that indicated the couple’s engagement.
The actress and the journalist secretly wed in a private wedding ceremony in 2014.
“They’ve been separated since the summer,” a source confirmed to PEOPLE in late January, adding that it was Johansson who initiated the split.
“I’ve been expecting this for some time. Romain and Scarlett has never made sense to me. They aren’t equals. There’s always been something wrong with this picture,” a source in Dauriac’s circle previously told PEOPLE.
Still, the former couple have remained amicable since the split. The actress and the French journalist were seen together recently at an art gallery opening Dauriac helped curate — just hours after PEOPLE exclusively confirmed they had separated after two years of marriage.
The joint outing wasn’t out of the ordinary for the friendly exes, as a source previously told PEOPLE that they are “still friends.”
Johansson was previously married to Ryan Reynolds from 2008 to 2011.