Even thought Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis never married during their 14 year relationship, it looks like Vanessa may stand to earn one of Hollywood’s biggest payouts for a non-married couple.
It’s been reported that Johnny will be giving his ex $150 million in order to keep the split amicable for the sake of their two children. It’s also been reported that Johnny is worth over $300 million.
Depp and Paradis only confirmed their split on Tuesday following months of speculation, but it is believed they had been living separate lives for months.
As late as last month the Pirates of the Caribbean star had denied there was any rift between himself and Vanessa, despite reports stating that they were living separate lives dating back to January.
‘They bet that things would continue there as they had in the south of France. They lost that bet.
‘She went seven years between albums and films, while he became Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates films.’
Reasons for the split have ranged from career obligations pulling them apart to claims Depp had a fling with his The Rum Diary co-star Amber Heard.
A report today claimed Depp was ‘bored’ with their relationship and they had grown apart.
A source told RadarOnline.com: ‘Johnny didn’t want to be with Vanessa any more. They had grown so far apart, and he wanted to be free and try new things.
‘The spark had gone, and there was nothing left. Johnny just wants more from life and believes Vanessa deserves to be happier too.’
The blonde bombshell, who came out as bisexual in 2010, was seen boarding Johnny’s private jet to Las Vegas in April, fuelling rumours of a relationship between the co-stars.
Depp’s publicist confirmed the split on Tuesday in a statement that read: ‘Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis have amicably separated. Please respect their privacy and, more importantly, the privacy of their children.’
I wonder if the rumors are true about Johnny and Amber. That would be pretty sad, in my opinion. It always makes me upset when after a split – the man trades in for a younger model. I can’t imagine what that feels like for the woman left behind.
Either way – $150 million isn’t too bad for 14 years! DANG!