Johnny Depp and his wife, Vanessa Paradis announced on Tuesday that they have decided to call it quits. According to Us Weekly, the couple did not make any comments in relation to their decision, except for the fact that it is an amicable separation.
Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis have been together for 14 years, but their relationship wasn’t going very well lately. On Tuesday, their reps announced the couple’s decision to part ways asking reporters to respect their wish for privacy. According to the rep’s declaration, Depp and Paradis want to make sure that their two children, daughter Lily-Rose, 13, and son Jack, 10 will not be affected by their separation; as a consequence, they insisted on asking the media to observe their right for privacy.
Although they have been living as a married couple, Vanessa and Johnny never had a wedding ceremony. The American actor explained in a previous interview that he never felt he needed a piece of paper to tell him that he is married. In his opinion, marriage is something that you have in your heart or your soul, not something that you write on a piece of paper.
The press was not able to find out the reason that pushed the two towards separation. They were one of the most envied couple in Hollywood until last year. Back in 2010, the French singer and actress stated that Johnny Depp was the “love of her life”. She explained that their committed relationship works well because there is a lot of friendship, respect and admiration among them. “I admire him as an actor, as a father, as a man,” she concluded.
Although their relationship has deteriorated with the passing of the years, Depp and Vanessa will remain friends even after the separation. They have taken this decision because they both want to participate in their children’s education and because they don’t want the kids to miss one of their parents.