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Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp’s Relationship History

We know you are all quite curious to know more about the dating history of Vanessa Paradis and Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp. Read the article further to know about their whirlwind romance.

When did Johnny meet Vanessa?

John Christopher Depp met Paradis for the first time in the city of love, Paris in the year 1998. How can one possibly not fall in love while exploring the beautiful capital of France? At that time, the 21 Jump Street alum was shooting for a Roman Polanski movie called The Ninth Gate. 

French actress Vanessa and Hollywood actor Johnny bumped into each other when they attended a dinner party at the Hotel Costes. Later on, he went on to say, that his “life as a single man was done” the moment he spotted her.

During an interaction with Daily Mail, the 58-year-old spilled the beans on their first meeting and said “She was wearing a dress with an exposed back and I saw that back and that neck, and then she turned around and I saw those eyes, and — boom!”

Johnny further added, “You have this feeling — I can’t really explain what it was, but I had it when I met her. I saw her across a room and thought: “What’s happening to me?”

Did Johnny and Vanessa ever get married?

The duo dated for many years but despite it, they never tied the knot. In an interview with Extra, Depp said that he “never found myself needing that piece of paper. Marriage is really from soul to soul, heart to heart. You don’t need somebody to say, okay you’re married.”

In the past, Johnny also stated that he wouldn’t mind if Paradis “wanted to get hitched”, but said, “The thing is, I’d be so scared of ruining her last name! She’s got such a good last name.”

How many kids do they have?

Johnny and Vanessa share two children. They welcomed a daughter named Lily Rose-Depp who is 22 years old in the year 1999 and a son John Christopher Depp III who is 19 years old in 2002.

When we talk about Lily, she has followed in the footsteps of her parents. She is an actress and model. To date, she has starred in many films such as The King, Voyagers, Wolf, and Yoga Hosers. 

On the other hand, unlike Lily, her brother John who is better known as Jack stays out of the spotlight. He leads a more private life in comparison to his famous family. In the year 2020, he was spotted out and about in public with his girlfriend model Camille Jansen along with his mother and sister.

When did Johnny and Paradis break up?

After being together for a total of 14 years, Depp and Vanessa shocked the whole world in 2012 when they announced that they have decided to part ways. Maybe their relationship was meant to be but not meant to last.

Public Enemies star talked about how relationships are not easy to handle following his spilt from Paradis. During an interaction with Rolling Stone, he said “Relationships are very difficult. Especially in the racket that I’m in because you’re con­stantly away or they’re away and so it’s hard. It wasn’t easy on her. It wasn’t easy on me. It wasn’t easy on the kids.”

Johnny continued, “The trajectory of that relationship – you play it out until it goes, one thing leads to another. So for whatever reason that ceases, it doesn’t stop the fact that you care for that person, and they’re the moth­er of your kids, and you’ll always know each other, and you’re always gonna be in each other’s lives because of those kids. You might as well make the best of it.”

The musician also recalled in a libel trial that his breakup from Vanessa had been very painful for him. He claimed that he took the help of alcohol to numb himself as much as possible. He said that their family was “on the verge of falling apart” and continued, “I didn’t like making her sad and I didn’t like making my children sad.”

In a witness statement, Depp said, “I have two wonderful children from my relationship with Ms. Paradis and I am enormously proud of them and the upbringing that we gave them.”

What did Vanessa have to say about her split from Johnny?

While promoting her film Cornouaille, the singer was questioned about her breakup to which she replied “I don’t want to talk about him. Who said that artists should sell their soul, expose everything about themselves?”

In an interaction with French Elle, Vanessa also criticized the media’s attention on her split from Depp. She said, “It’s my duty to promote this movie, and my albums, but can you imagine what it feels like to see people making a business out of your pain?”

During an interaction with Harper Bazaar, Vanessa explained that the duo had a few problems right from the start of their relationship. She said, “Nothing is ever for sure, but when something in love doesn’t work from the beginning, it’s never going to work. Don’t push it.”

Paradis further added, “Sometimes you could be in an unhappy relationship; you are very much in love with someone, but it’s making you unhappy and you think things can change and you can work it out.”

Following her breakup from Johnny, Paradis moved on in her life and she tied the knot with French writer Samuel Benchetrit in 2018. On the other hand, when we ponder over Johnny, he went on to marry Aquaman actress Amber Heard in 2015.

Depp and Amber got divorced in 2017

We think Johnny and Heard were not a match made in heaven. The couple’s divorce got finalized in 2017. After that, she accused Depp of domestically abusing her. At the moment, both of them are engaged in a tense legal battle that revolves around all of her accusations.

 

In their case, Depp stated that he was the one who got abused in the relationship. Post Amber’s claims Hollywood started turning its back on Johnny. He even missed out on many roles including a lucrative Disney role.

Is Vanessa linked to Johnny’s libel case?

The answer to the above question is a big yes. During the time, Paradis was called out by the court to present a piece of evidence in defense of the City of Lies actor. He was fighting a case against The Sun and its executive editor Dan Wootton regarding an article that claimed he was a “wife beater.”

The article was based on his ex-wife Amber Heard’s claims that suggested he had domestically abused her over the course of their relationship, allegations that Depp has denied. As per the letter published by TMZ, Vanessa described Depp as “a sensitive, loving and loved person.”  She further added, “I believe with all my heart that these recent allegations being made are outrageous.”

The mother of Johnny’s kids continued, “In all the years I have known Johnny, he has never been physically abusive with me and this looks nothing like the man I lived with for 14 wonderful years.”

What was Vanessa’s reaction to Amber Heard’s claims?

In May of 2020, Paradis issued a statement that read, “On movie sets the actors, directors and entire crews adore him because he is humble and respectful to everyone, as well as being one of the best actors we’ve seen.”

Vanessa further added, “I am aware of the allegations which Amber Heard has publicly accused Johnny of for more than four years now. This is nothing like the true Johnny I have known, and from my personal experience of many years, I can say he was never violent or abusive to me.”

The 49-year-old concluded by saying, “I have seen that these outrageous statements have been really distressing and also caused damage to his career because unfortunately, people have gone on believing these false facts. This is so upsetting as he has helped so many persons in his personal and professional life with kindness and generosity.”

Despite the words of Paradis, the Once Upon a Time in Mexico actor lost the case to the U.S. publisher when a high court ruled against him in November 2020. All the allegations that were put on Mr. Depp didn’t just turn his life upside down but also changed the lives of his near and dear ones.

Presently, the big question is will history repeat itself this time as Johnny’s 2022 trial is going on in the U.S court or we will get to see another side of the story, only time can tell us the answer to this question. Another big question that arises is whether Vanessa still on the side of Depp or not. We will just have to wait until the truth comes out.

What do you think is Johnny telling the truth or lie? Who are you supporting between Depp and Amber? Do let us know in the comments section below. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.
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6 COMMENTS

  1. I believe Johnny Depp, Amber Heard is a cold, calculating women. She has anger issues and likes to instigate arguments and fights. Watching her smug face during these hearings make me sick!! I STAND WITH JOHNNY DEPP👊🏼

  2. These 2 should Never have married! The didn’t Understand each other& are Both Narcissists! However, in general, I should
    think MrDepp would have the maturity to behave like a gentleman! Ms Heard is an antagonist & their relationship was combustable…

  3. FROM 2009 MS HEARD WAS ON A MISSION TO”BREAKUP JOHNNY AND VANESSA AND GET RICH AND FAMOUS OFF OF HIS OLD ,FAT ASS”. THE HILL BILLIE,GOLD DIGGING, WHORE ACTUALLY WENT AROUND AUSTIN, TEXAS BRAGGING ABOUT THIS! COMMON KNOWLEDGE. SHE SUCCEEDED AND STARTED TAPING JOHNNY WITHOUT HIS KNOWLEDGE WHILE INSTIGATING VERBAL AND PHYSICAL ARGUMENTS AND FIGHTS. JOHNNY NEVER, NOT ONCE RETALIATED IN PHYSICAL VIOLENCE. MS. HEARD WOULD THROW POTS, PANS, BOOKS ASHTRAYS, BOTTLES, WHATEVER SHE COULD GET HER HANDS ON, AND TRY TO GET A RESPONSE FROM JOHNNY. HE WOULD ALWAYS RETREAT. FINALLY, HE FIGURED OUT WHAT EVERYONE ELSE HAD KNOWN FROM THE START! HE WAS USED AND OBTAINED FOR TWO THINGS, HIS MONEY AND CONTACTS IN HOLLYWOOD. SHE GOT HER 15 MINUTES AND WAS ON TO THE NEXT VICTIM. PLAIN AND SIMPLE. JOHNNY SHOULD HAVE WORKED THROUGH THE DIFFICULT PATCH WITH VANESSA AND STAYED WITH HER. THE GRASS IS NEVER GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE, IN THIS CASE THE GRASS WAS FAKE, COLD ,HARD AND PLASTIC.IT WASN’T REAL, IT ONLY LOOKED LIKE IT FROM A DISTANCE!

  4. 100% TEAM JOHNNY! Amber just said recently “I didn’t marry Johnny for his money, I AM DIVORCING JOHNNY FOR HIS MONEY.” She is mentally ill & a GOLD DIGGER! He is claiming he was physically abused, (we all know his finger was severed by the vodka bottle she threw at him, there is PROOF! Whereas, she claims he hit her, as she posed for photographs with rouge on one cheek & around her eye, with NO SWELLING. She has lied. cried on witness stand, without TEARS. Johnny gave a credible testimony, remaining calm, Amber did not give a credible testimony on the witness stand & the jury will see right thru Amber & I am praying Johnny wins this trial.

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