Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis have separated after 14 years together, and according to sources, the split is “amicable”. So what went wrong?
Paradis has hinted that their separate lives (on separate continents) was to blame.
Although they never wed, the Dark Shadows actor, 49, and the French singer-actress, 39, have been in a committed relationship since 1998, and share daughter Lily-Rose, 13, and son Jack, 10. Depp’s rep told Us Weekly on Wednesday that the pair “have amicably separated . . .Please respect their privacy and, more importantly, the privacy of their children.”
While shooting The Tourist in Europe back in spring 2010, Depp and Paradis had a playdate with another superstar couple who had famously never wed: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
Paradis spoke that same year about her unconventional partnership with Depp.
“We’ve understood that if we want it to carry on working, it’s essential to give each other space,” she told the UK’s Sunday Times Magazine. “You don’t eat the same food every day, you don’t read the same book or listen to the same record over and over again. You have to discover things for yourself.”
Depp (whose exes have included Winona Ryder and Kate Moss) similarly shrugged off pressures to wed his longtime love.
“I never found myself needing that piece of paper,” he has said. “Marriage is really from soul to soul, heart to heart. You don’t need somebody to say, okay you’re married.”
Wonder if any of the rumors of cheating are true. Of course there’s the Amber Heard rumor. Who knows….