Scarlett Johansson’s secret engagement to Frenchman Romain Dauriac is a secret no longer. Eagle-eyed photographers spotted a vintage Art Deco-style diamond ring on her left hand while she walked the red carpet at the 2013 Venice International Film Festival last week and the actress was forced to come clean.
The glamorous 28-year-old, who was in Venice to promote her new film, Under the Skin, confirmed through a spokesperson that the dazzling three-stone ring she wore at the event was, in fact, an engagement ring. Johansson accepted a marriage proposal from Dauriac, a 31-year-old French journalist, about a month ago.
The unique Art Deco design is unlike anything we’ve seen recently from Hollywood’s elite. Johansson’s ring features a large round center diamond flanked by two slightly smaller round diamonds in a rectangular white-metal setting that’s likely platinum. The center stone seems to sit slightly higher than the others and the setting glitters with neat rows of tiny accent diamonds.
The actress reportedly had attempted to keep the engagement ring out of sight during her red carpet walk, spinning the band so the diamonds faced away from the cameras. Of the dozens of photographers working the Venice film festival, only a few were able to see the ring clearly.
The engagement news surprised some fans because Johansson recently claimed that she was indifferent about marriage. In January, she told Elle UK, “I never think about marriage… It’s really not important to me. It has no relevance to me right now. I’m in a nice relationship, I’m working a lot… To me, being in a functioning relationship doesn’t mean you have to be married.”
Apparently she had a change of heart.
Johansson was previously married to actor Ryan Reynolds. In May 2008, Reynolds proposed to her with a traditional round diamond set on a very simple yellow gold band. The couple divorced in 2011.