After months of speculation Johnny Depp’s spokeswoman has confirmed that the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star and his longtime girlfriend,Vanessa Paradis, have officially split up. “Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis have amicably separated. Please respect their privacy and, more importantly, the privacy of their children,” said his publicist in a statement to ABC News. The news was first reported by Entertainment Tonight.
Paradis, 39 and Depp, 48 once lived a very private life together in the romantic hamlet of Plan-de-la-Tour, France. But over the last few years they often lived in different homes - Depp in Hollywood, Paradis in France. The couple have two children together. In January of this year while promoting her film “Café De Flore,” Paradis said she didn’t buy the idea of marriage or soul mates because ‘if you lose your soul mate everything is done for.” ‘The idea of a soul mate is beautiful and very romantic to talk about in a movie or a song, but in reality, I find it scary.”
While she was talking about the movie, Depp and Paradis have been outspoken about not needing a piece of paper to be a fully committed couple. They first got together in June 1998. According to People.com Depp spotted Paradis sitting at a bar in Paris. He was so taken with her that he sent a friend over to invite her to his table where they talked for two hours.