Johansson will more than likely be a benefactor of one of the legal system’s greatest inequalities: the de facto granting of child custody to mothers.
That’s not bad for an actor who’s been a vocal critic of the gender pay gap in Hollywood, where she claims “sexism is real”.
Celebrity divorces are unpredictable affairs, as the hugely acrimonious split of Angelia Jolie and Brad Pitt showed.
Last September, Jolie claimed Pitt had physically assaulted their 15-year-old son, Maddox, while on a plane.
Then, a couple of years later, when your gurgling baby turns into a beautiful, walking, talking little person, mum suddenly files for divorce – and demands custody of the child you reared while she made her fortune.
It would be a bitter pill for any man to swallow – and right now, Romain Dauriac, aka Mr Scarlett Johansson, is publicly choking on it.