It’s confirmed: Scarlett Johansson and her boyfriend of just about a year, Romain Duriac, are indeed planning on tying the knot! After rumors started flying yesterday, a rep for the actress came out and told People, “I can confirm that Scarlett and Romain are engaged.” The rep was careful to add that “they haven’t chosen a date for the wedding,” though, so don’t get carried away dreaming of the wedding dress just yet.
Scarlett seems to be fond of diamonds, so there’s some debate as to whether the one she sported at the Venice International Film Festival earlier this week is the actual engagement ring; if it is, though, then it looks like it’s a vintage or vintage-inspired Art Deco piece. Nice!
But who the heck is this Romain Dauriac guy, anyway? They kept their relationship so far on the down-low that most of us didn’t even know she was dating anyone at all, let alone this dude. For the curious, here’s what you need to know about him:
1. He’s French. Just in case his name didn’t give it away.
2. They met through a tattoo artist. Or at least, they reportedly met through one—Fuzi, to be exact. Romain and Fuzi are pals, and incidentally, Fuzi inked Scarlett’s latest tattoo, a horseshoe on her ribcage.
3. He’s the former editor of Clark, a French magazine that specializes in urban art.
4. Currently, he’s the owner and manager of an independent advertising agency.
5. They started dating sometime last fall, going public with their relationship at the November 2012 premiere of Hitchcock. We THINK (and this is unsubstantiated, so take it with a grain of salt) that Romain popped the question about a month ago.
6. Like ScarJo, he values his privacy. As she once put it, “It’s nice to have everybody not know your business”; neither one of them are big on sharing the details of their personal lives, and they don’t tend to do the social media thing, either. Romain does in fact have a Twitter account, but he hasn’t Tweeted anything since 2010.
So there you have it! What do you think? A match made in heaven (since Ryan Reynolds clearly wasn’t?)
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.