We’re still so sad that one of the world’s most genetically blessed couples have split up. Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis announced the end of their 14-year relationship with a short statement from his official spokes person.
Until recently, Johnny and Vanessa had seemed like one of showbiz’s most stable and happy couple, shunning the celebrity lifestyle to focus on family life with their children. But since January this year they’ve been beset by rumours that they’d grown apart, with a source as recently as last month blabbing that they were working on their relationship.
Johnny and Vanessa – who have two children together Lily-Rose, 13 and Jack 9 – met in Paris in 1998 when Johnny had split up from supermodel Kate Moss. They had home in Los Angeles and in the South of France. They hadn’t been pictured together at a public event since 2010.
Back in that same year, Vanessa said of her man, “I could make an endless list of all the things I admire about him. We understand that if we want our relationship to continue, we must give each other space, allow each other to go off on our own and trust each other. Not everyone is lucky enough to be given space and trust.”
While Johnny has spoken in the past about how his Vanessa and parenthood have changed his life,
“It's changed everything. It's the greatest thing. It's not enough to say that – it's the only thing. I went through 35 years in a very strange and dark fog and I never really understood what the point was to anything in life.
“It wasn't until Vanessa and the birth of Lily-Rose that I finally realised there's something to live for.”
And now we’re feeling even sadder that things haven’t work out.