Scarlett Johansson won't discuss divorce

The actress is believed to have signed legal documents to end her relationship with her husband Romain Dauriac.

FILE: Scarlett Johansson. Picture: AFP.

LONDON - Scarlett Johansson will "never" talk about her divorce because of her daughter and has asked the media to respect her wishes.

The _Ghost in the Shell _actress is believed to have signed legal documents to end her relationship with her husband Romain Dauriac - the father of her three-year-old daughter Rose - in New York on Tuesday after two years of marriage because she believes their marriage is "irretrievably broken", and she has now issued a statement asking for people to "respect" her decision and stop commenting on her marital status.

In the statement obtained by Entertainment Tonight, she said: "As a devoted mother and private person and with complete awareness that my daughter will one day be old enough to read the news about herself, I would only like to say that I will never, ever be commenting on the dissolution of my marriage.

"Out of respect for my desires as a parent and out of respect for all working moms, it is with kindness that I ask other parties involved and the media to do the same. Thank you."

It was previously reported Scarlett has asked for primary custody of their three-year-old daughter Rose, but Romain is desperate to leave America and move back to his home town in France with his child following the split.

The dark-haired hunk's attorney, Harold Mayerson, has revealed a few details about his plans for the future.

He said: "[Romain] would like to move to France with his daughter and Ms. Johansson does a lot of travelling.

"It will be an interesting process."

The former couple tied the knot in 2014 and kept the details of their marital ceremony secret for many months after the special day, but it was later revealed their wedding took place on a private ranch in Montana, which saw their guests enjoy outdoors activities including horseback riding, hiking and a rodeo show.

However, the pair set tongues wagging her romance was on the rocks in 2016, and the 'Captain America: Civil War' star - who was previously married to Ryan Reynolds - confirmed she and Romain had separated in the summer of last year.

During their break-up both of Rose's parents reportedly agreed they would co-parent her and alternate their time with their child every week, although it proved to be a complicated procedure.

Speaking previously, a source said: "She would take the child on these trips like when she shooting in New Zealand.

"The kid was bouncing back and forth. It can't work because [Johansson] travels so much."