Love at first sight, 14 years together, two children: the Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis couple made us dream and seemed indestructible. But destiny decided otherwise…
A mythical love
Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp is the story of a mythical love at first sight, in June 1998, at the Hotel Costes in Paris. It was Johnny Depp who noticed her first: “She was wearing an open dress in the back and I saw her back and her neck and then she turned around and I saw her eyes and boom! My life as a single man was over,” he told the Daily Mail. For more than fourteen years, Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp formed the most admired couple on the planet people.
They lived their passion with discretion
Sheltered from the cameras, they had chosen to live their romance discreetly, reserving their public appearances together for a few rare events. The American star and the little Frenchie then live their passion with discretion without worrying about the rest of the world, between their private mini-archipelago of the Bahamas, their yacht Vajoliroja, their farmhouse in Provence and their apartment in Montmartre. They cultivate a retro wardrobe with lots of laces, hats and velvets, like at this London premiere where he tries a senior Harry Potter look and she poses as a subdued Zelda Fitzgerald.
The end of a beautiful love story
But the beautiful picture begins to crack in 2011. It was during the filming of the film Rum Express that Johnny Depp will meet actress Amber Heard who will put an end to this beautiful story. So, after 14 years together, the couple separated after having two children, Lily-Rose and Jack. Thus, the actor confided at the time: “It was not easy for me, it was not easy for her, it was not easy for the children either. But whatever the reason for deciding to break up, it does not take away the fact that you still care about this person, that she is the mother of your children. And that you will remain in each other’s lives indefinitely because of your children.”