Actress Scarlett Johansson has filed for divorce from her husband of two years, Romain Dauriac.

The 32-year-old star, who separated from Dauriac in January, is also headed for a custody battle, reported The New York Post.

"The Avengers" star has sued Dauriac in Manhattan Supreme Court saying that their marriage is "irretrievably broken".

The former couple have a daughter Rose Dorothy, 2, who was born shortly after they got hitched in 2014.

Johansson is also asking a judge to give her primary custody of their only child.

On the other hand, Dauriac's attorney, Harold Mayerson, has said that his client "would like to move to France with his daughter and Ms Johansson does a lot of travelling." 

Earlier, the parents had an informal co-parenting agreement where they each spent every other week with Rose post break-up.

This will be Johansson's second divorce after splitting from first husband actor Ryan Reynolds in 2010.