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Scarlett Johansson ‘files for divorce’ from husband Romain Dauriac

Scarlett Johansson ‘files for divorce’ from husband Romain Dauriac

Star of the silver screen Scarlett Johansson has reportedly filed divorce from her second husband, French journalist Romain Dauriac. The New York Post’s Page Six revealed yesterday that Ms Johansson served the divorce filing on her estranged husband in Manhattan’s Supreme Court on Tuesday, claiming that the marriage was “irretrievably broken”.

Ms Johansson and Mr Dauriac began a relationship in 2012 and married shortly after the birth of their daughter, now aged three, in 2014. Earlier this year, however, the actress confirmed that her she and her husband had separated in the summer of 2016. The report alleges that following the split the pair came to an informal co-parenting arrangement, whereby the child would spend alternating weeks with each parent. However, Page Six claims it has learned that Ms Johansson is “gearing up for a nasty custody battle”, having decided to seek primary custody of her daughter.

Mr Dauriac’s attorney, Harold Mayerson has indicated that his client opposes this plan:

“He would like to move to France with his daughter and Ms Johansson does a lot of traveling…It will be an interesting process.”

Child custody arrangements can certainly be more complex when one or more parent is in a profession that requires them to travel often. If parents are unable to reach an agreement, under New York family law, child custody is arranged on the basis of the child’s best interests. The court examine a number of factors to determine this, including which parent has been the main care giver, their respective parenting skills and each parent’s work schedule and childcare plan. Let’s hope that Ms Johansson and Mr Dauriac are able to resolve whatever child custody disputes they may be facing fairly and in a timely manner, with the well-being of their child kept at the heart of all proceedings.

Maire Connor
Maire graduated from Queen Mary, University of London with a first-class BA in Comparative Literature and Film Studies in 2014. During her final year at university, she was awarded the Principal’s Prize.

She then secured a graduate internship with youth creative writing platform Movellas, where she conjured up articles to help aspiring teenage writers hone their craft. After rising through the ranks to become Head of Community Management at a digital marketing agency, Maire branched out into the world of freelance copywriting for clients across a variety of sectors.

In February, Maire joined Vardags as an in-house journalist. She is a self-confessed bibliophile with a particular penchant for American Gothic fiction.

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