Scarlett Johansson & Romain Dauriac: A Photo Guide to Their Fast-Paced Romance

Romain Dauriac and Scarlett Johansson


updated 09/05/2013 AT 7:00 PM ET

originally published 09/06/2013 AT 12:00 PM ET

On Wednesday, the world learned of Scarlett Johansson’s plans to wed her French beau, Romain Dauriac.

From PDA moments to romantic strolls, take a photo tour of the pair’s fast-paced relationship that started not even a year ago.

Oct. 16, 2012

Just one day after the actress’s split from New York ad exec Nate Naylor was made public, Johansson, 28, was spotted lunching with Dauriac at La Esquina restaurant in Soho, N.Y.C. Dauriac was revealed to be a journalist who had last been the editor of Clark, a hip, urban arts magazine that had been around for a decade. The publication has since folded.

Romain Dauriac and Scarlett Johansson


Nov. 18, 2012

Taking their romance public with several dates in Paris – including a trip to a tattoo parlor – Dauriac joined his ladylove at the premiere of her film Hitchcock.

Dec. 5, 2012

Pucker up! Just in time for holiday season, Johansson was spotted smooching her beau in the middle of N.Y.C.

Bundled up in rain jackets, the pair held each other close while braving the cold.

Feb. 18, 2013

Are they or aren’t they?

Johansson sent the media into a frenzy when she sported a pear-shaped sparkler on her engagement ring finger while strolling with her beau in N.Y.C. shortly after Valentine’s Day.

“Scarlett is absolutely not engaged,” her rep told PEOPLE at the time.

July 2013

Making a rare appearance in Los Angeles, the lovey-dovey duo made their way to Santa Monica, where they dined at Mexican hotspot, Mercado.

“They kissed across the table,” a source told PEOPLE. “They really seemed to be enjoying each others’ company.”

Sept. 3, 2013

He put a ring on it!

Johansson showed off not only her cleavage and a beautifully colored statement necklace on the carpet at the Venice International Film Festival in Italy – she also flaunted a vintage Art Deco style sparkler.

A source confirmed the engagement to PEOPLE right away, with her rep acknowledging the news shortly thereafter, adding that they hadn’t chosen a date for the nuptials.

• Additional Reporting by PETER MIKELBANK


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