Johnny Depp Finally Talks About What Happened to His Fairytale Love

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johnny deppIt's been about six months since Johnny Depp broke up with Vanessa Paradis, and he's been awfully quiet about it. I guess it's not surprising, since he's usually a pretty private guy. But he's talking now -- Depp opened up to Rolling Stone about his split with Paradis, his girlfriend of 14 years and the mother of their two kids. All we want to know is: What went wrong, Johnny? How did your love for Vanessa go so, so wrong?

Depp kind of blames the split on his Hollywood career. "Relationships are very difficult," Depp says. "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." God, think of all those crazy, big-budget Pirates of the Caribbean movies, plus his independent projects, plus Vanessa's projects. I guess even having a private island of their very own wasn't enough to save them.

But then he gets vague: "So, yeah. The trajectory of that relationship -- you play it out until it goes, one thing leads to another." What the hell does that mean? Did "one thing" lead to Amber Heard? Sounds kind of passive, actually. But wait, he follows it with something really sweet: "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." Did I say sweet? Maybe not exactly sweet, but thoughtful.

And then Johnny goes back to his kids, Lily-Rose and Jack. He says he didn't act out the way he did after his breakups with Winona Ryder and Kate Moss. "I felt it was my duty to be real clear throughout that. I had something pretty serious to focus on, really, which was making sure that my kids were gonna be cool." And they are! According to Depp, anyway. 

"They've been incredibly understanding, incredibly strong throughout the whole ordeal," Depp says. He believes in being honest with them about what's been going on, and not trying to shield them from mom and dad's changing relationship. "Kiddies come first," he adds, and claims those kiddies get told 75 times a day that they're loved. And so this is the part where we all swoon, because who doesn't love hearing Depp talk about how much he loves his kids? Daww...

Do you think it really was Depp's career that drove him apart from Vanessa?

 

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Avi Val

Yeah! he loves those kiddies. also pretty cool that in the interview he reveals that he's sober for over a year (even if he said he wasn't alcoholic. it's obvious that he need to stop it was because it was something problematic, isn't it?). ahh! but it has been a year since their break-up (the official announcement it was on june 2012...even if it's said they were broken up since long time before)

jessi... jessicasmom1

it has to be hard you get use to someone being away it takes a strong individual to deal

Birgit Banyak Van Beber

Maybe they just grew apart....his ex was a Movie star too, so it is true you are apart more then you are together...... I wish them the best and hope they stay Friends not only for the Kids also for both of them.....


fingers crossed

Frances Farmer

Maybe he's just a sell out douche bag with the depth of a wading pool and traded her in for a new model. He is soooo over.

Joanna Walker Funkhouser

I don't really care about what broke them up.  That is their business.  But one thing I want to warn him about.....is, telling them that they are loved is one thing.  You have to SHOW it to them by being there when it's important and that is VERY difficult when you aren't physically there.  At the very least....call them every single day...even when they become teenagers and act like they don't have time for you.  The constant contact means a LOT!!!

nonmember avatar Ash

Such a Bullshitter

nonmember avatar coo

relationships take skills that, once you're past the earlier phases, are harder and harder to find out about. i don't think relationships merely live and die like a butterfly...i dont' think they have a predetermined life cycle...it's just that you have to keep up with the skills you need to keep your relationship alive as that relationship progresses.

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