Scarlett Johansson & Frenchman Romain Dauriac ‘are engaged & very happy’

When I was covering those photos of Scarlett Johansson in Venice with her boyfriend Romain Dauriac, I noticed that Scarlett was wearing a very beautiful, very large ring on her left hand, but I didn’t discuss it because… you know how Scarlett is. She thinks she’s so “above” that kind of petty speculation, and I really didn’t want to be all “what’s with that ring?” and have all the know-it-all hyper-correcters come in and yell at me. But seriously, there was something with the ring. People Magazine reported exclusively (as in, they got confirmation from Scarlett’s publicist) that Scarlett is engaged to her boyfriend of a year, Romain Dauriac:

Scarlett Johansson is engaged to her beau, journalist Romain Dauriac, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.

“They’re engaged and very happy,” a source says of the couple. A rep for the actress had no comment.

The proposal occurred about a month ago. The ring is a vintage Art Deco ring.

Earlier this week, the actress, 28, was spotted wearing the diamond stunner while in Italy promoting her new sci-fi film Under the Skin at the Venice International Film Festival.

Over the past year, Johansson had been spotted wearing diamond rings on her left hand. The last time was in July, when she arrived in Los Angeles wearing an ornate gold ring with a diamond and ruby. That bauble, though, was “simply a piece of jewelry.”

[From People]

She’s 28 and this will be her second marriage. He’s 31 and I have no idea if he’s ever been married. Not a lot is known about him beyond “he’s French” and “he wears unfortunate jeans” and “he doesn’t wear socks with a tuxedo” and “Scarlett probably thinks he’s incredibly intellectual.” But maybe that’s a good thing – I like that she left the Hollywood dating pool and went for a European, and someone who is not an actor. Anyway, I’m happy for her. I get the feeling that she went through a really bad phase, dating-wise, just after she and Ryan Reynolds got a divorce. Remember this douche? How about this one? Romain seems pretty stable and so far, he hasn’t tried to become famous for dating ScarJo. And hey, maybe she’ll move to France for him and have French babies. Why not?

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Kat says:

    Congratulations to them both. I hope this marriage goes better for her than the last one. (Her ex husband strikes me as an immature pain in the ass.)

    • Bubbles says:

      I like Ryan Reynolds. And I like him with Blake. I also like ScarJo with this guy.

      Dating for a year is not enough to get engaged, IMO.

      • Spooks says:

        Both ScarJo and her man look much older than their actual age.

      • V4Real says:

        @Bubbles Every relationship is different. My best friend met a guy 5 years younger than her and they wanted a child right away. I thought she was nuts to get pregnant by a guy she had been dating for only three weeks. Guess what; they are married with two kids and have been together for 12 years. Sometimes you just know. I’m not saying this is the case with Scarlett but sometimes it does work.

      • Dinah says:

        Hubby & I were together nine months before we were engaged, and married nine months after that. Just celebrated our 18th anniversary.
        It works quite well for some.

      • Bubbles says:

        Well, then, good for you and I stand corrected. Maybe I should have said it wouldn’t be enough for me.

      • Caroline says:

        gotta chime in here too … I got married at 25, split at 27 and remarried at 29 to someone I’d been dating for about a year. That was 16 years (plus 2 kids) ago!

        I hope she has a long happy life with him :)

    • Merritt says:

      Ryan Reynolds confuses me. To go from Alanis Morissette to Scarlett to Blake, is strange to me.

      • mercy says:

        Variety is the spice of life. ;) Ryan Reynolds to Sean Penn to the ad exec to this guy could be considered confusing (I won’t even get into Alanis’ history.) They all seem very different, but I don’t know them.

    • erin says:

      Agree 100% with you Kat

    • mercy says:

      Congrats to them, but I don’t know what her ex-husband has to do with it.

    • Stef Leppard says:

      She was glowing at the premiere and photo call. She seems very happy.

    • bloggah says:

      men’s socks 3.99 @Target

  2. jemshoes says:

    This guy really seems to hate socks …

  3. Rosie says:

    Congrats to them both. It does seem like a happy match.

  4. Rosie says:

    Congrats to them both. It does seem like a happy match.

  5. brin says:

    “He’s French…he wears unfortunate jeans”…sounds like Olivier Martinez Jr.

    • HH says:

      In each of these pics he looks unbearably douchey.

      • respect says:

        It’s the french in him. I live in italy and the french always have the douche du jour look about them…then i remember that 84% of the population votes in elections and i stop with the french bashing as i hang my head. Freedom fries and all that…

      • HH says:

        “douche du jour” YES! Love it. That’s great that 84% of population votes though. I guess that’s something to look about the French, well, in addition to their food (which was the only thing on the list for a long time).

  6. heidi says:

    No socks???

  7. QQ says:

    Wasnt this the one that was married but there was some type of suspect not-quite-divorced thing when she came along? Or am i thinking of another eurodouche?

  8. Penny says:

    Yeh I became a lesbian for a moment looking at ScarJos twin peaks

  9. Lark says:

    Doesn’t she already live in Paris? I swear I read somewhere that she has been living there for the past six months.

  10. Jegede says:

    I’m legit comfussed
    Did Scarlett not just give an ELLE interview stating:

    ‘To me, being in a functioning relationship doesn’t mean you have to be married.”
    “I never think about marriage. Is that weird? The only time I ever think about it is when people ask me. It’s really not important to me.’
    Elle March 2013 Scarjo.

    Ams also surprised and engagekment was announced. Alwyas thought she was the kind that would get engaged on the downlow and get married quickly/quietly.

    Tres strange

    • Rad says:

      I dont think marriage is essential to a happy healthy relationship either and I am married.

      She didnt say she would never do it just that it wasnt the be all/end all for her.

    • mercy says:

      I know many people for whom marriage is not important, but they haven’t gotten married. They’ve managed to have long, monogamous relationships without the piece of paper.

  11. Ellen says:

    Am I the only person who hopes Johansson ends up pregnant before Lively? Just for the Gossip fun of it all?

  12. Adrien says:

    Mark Zuckerberg (behind Scarlett) is judging them.

  13. Tiffany27 says:

    I like Scarlett, but I can’t see this working. Idk why. I just can’t. Congrats though.

  14. Norman Bates' Mother says:

    I get the bad vibes from him but it’s probably because he looks like many guys I know and they are all heavy drinkers (I was an intern in social services) and they weren’t born with those rough features. I don’t know how to explain it but it’s this combination of being skinny and swollen at the same time. His cheeks are both pointy and puffy, he is young and he has a rather strong jaw-line but his skin is loose, he has drinker’s nose, swollen, ugly hands and bad, red-ish skin. I don’t know if he is but he certainly looks like someone who has been drinking for years and years and is rarely sober.

  15. janie says:

    I love her! I hope she is happy & has tons of babies! I agree Ellen, babies before Lively! Good luck to them both!

  16. She’s one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen, but she has the UGLIEST tattoos ever! The Mjolnir bracelet – what was she thinking???

    But congrats to the happy couple! I hope it lasts longer than her last marriage :)

  17. lady_luck says:

    WAIT………

    is it just me….but….

    She’s had visible work done!!!!

    3rd picture down. Botox, fillers, an eyebrow life and collagen injections to the cheeks and lips. I’m no plastic surgeon but even I can spot this!

    • Brooke says:

      I wouldn’t go that far, but i do find it curious that no one has commented on the fact that no matter how many pictures of her you look at from this event, her eyebrows never move once; her forehead’s frozen stiff. Botox would explain the look of a brow lift, too; it is often used in lieu of more invasive surgery to achieve the same result.

  18. mimifarrow says:

    ^^ Bingo!

  19. taxi says:

    She looks happy & pretty & he’s handsome, imo.

    I don’t see all the defects & flaws on him that Norman Bates’ mother describes.

  20. Ashley says:

    Ewwee, this guys ankles a killer…ughh..

  21. Nerd Alert says:

    “I get the feeling that she went through a really bad phase, dating-wise, just after she and Ryan Reynolds got a divorce.”

    Dude, Ryan Reynolds WAS the bad phase, or at least the beginning of it! He seems uber-controlling and tool old fashioned for her. I’d take an unfortunate jeans wearing Frenchman over that guy any day.

    Personally, though, I would never get married after only knowing a guy a year.

    • mercy says:

      I was hoping this might help put an end to the ‘Ryan is controlling’ meme. He’s done nothing to deserve it. If getting married is old fashioned, I guess Scarlett is in that camp, too.

  22. fingerbinger says:

    I like Scarlett, I hope it works out for her. No way he’s 31 though. Either he’s lying about his age or maybe he smokes and it’s aged him.

  23. Bijlee says:

    She went the Natalie portman route.

  24. Jessica says:

    Is that a wedding band tan line on his finger?

  25. MademoiselleRose says:

    I thought he looked pretty good until I saw the last photo and no socks. That’s just weird with a suit. At least he looks interesting … Ryan Reynolds is so bland, good looking but bland.

    • lady_luck says:

      Lol. well done u – some people are so observant. Ewww, no socks, that just makes me cringe. Like he’s thinks he’s too cool for school or too bohemian not to rebel against the concept of being in a suit – in some way. Living in Europe, and being aware of what majority of french men are like (limp wristed, arrogant saps) I am thinking Meh – I really don’t envy her in the slightest. Even gerbil-face would probably take precedence in my eyes lol

  26. EscapedConvent says:

    Is he really wearing a tuxedo without socks?!

  27. Loralei says:

    There’s something creepy about this guy. I don’t know what it is, but something just isn’t right

  28. Meggin says:

    Rushing into another marriage? Not so smart.

  29. Linda says:

    He looks like he could be the controlling type.

  30. lisa says:

    I don’t like the way he is looking at her. Check out other photos of the two of them. His face doesn’t say “love”. I get a bad vibe. I think he’s dishonest. I hope she doesn’t go through with it but waits another year, at least.

  31. Dibba says:

    first picture person behind her. LOL. what has she/he seen?

  32. truthful says:

    Congrats!!

    he’s cute and not in the business, good for her.

    he looks no nonsense too!

  33. tealily says:

    I love her (minority here, I know), but I’m getting weird vibes from him. I hope she’s not jumping into this just because her ex has remarried.

    I agree that foreign/ not Hollywood are good selling points though. She looks very happy. (Him less so. But maybe events aren’t his thing.)

  34. Julia says:

    He looks astonishingly bored…. at one of her movie’s premiere. This does not bode well if she expects him to show up and be supportive of her work…. Or, maybe, I’m just blindsided that he couldn’t bother to wear socks….

  35. Chanel says:

    She looks stunning and very happy too. Congratulations to her and Romain.

  36. Lauren says:

    I give it 6 months.

    Unless they have some kids right away, and then, probably until kids are school-age.

  37. lady_luck says:

    I agree with other people that he seems creepy. Last pic: who else agrees he is a dead ringer for that famous crass-talking marrionette puppet comedian. Oh there is just something so muppet show about that face. I give it 6mths too! This is a massive mistake.

  38. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    I hope she learned her lessons/mistakes from her last marriage, and focuses on not make the same mistakes this time.

  39. Claire says:

    She looks amazing in that dress!

  40. aaquarius74 says:

    Romain looks so much younger without the tuxedo. Check : http://cdn01.cdn.justjared.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/scarlett-kiss/scarlett-johansson-romain-dauriac-kiss-kiss-55.jpg

    He’s Robbie Williams type to me. Dark hair, rough facial features. Not liking conformist events. Maybe controlling type of guy.

    Although I’m French, I don’t live in Paris and I haven’t heard about him before. Maybe he’s hype in Paname (slang word for Paris), but not elsewhere in France.

    I’m sorry I can’t give you more infos but it seems like there’s a cloud full of mystery above this guy… The name Dauriac seems famous in art and journalism, but I can’t tell if there’s any family relations between these people.

    Good night to you all (it’s night time here – south of France).