Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis Confirm Split

19 Jun 2012

After 14 years together, Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis have "amicably separated"

Everyone saw this coming. After 14 years together, Johnny Depp and Vanessa Depp have confirmed that they've split. Rumours that the couple were no longer together had been doing the rounds for months and they hadn't been seen together at a public event since 2010 but it's only now that their publicist has announced what had long been suspected in T'Town. 

Johnny, 49, and Vanessa, 39, have two kids – Lily-Rose, 13, and Jack, 9. The couple also own several properties around the world.

A source told People that they'd been working to "save" their relationship for several months now but things just weren't changing.

Despite this, Johnny had kept claiming that stories about their break-up weren't true, "The rumours are not true. They are absolutely not true. No matter what I say about this, people
believe the opposite. I can't say enough about it not being over."

Vanessa had adopted a similar approach, saying a few months ago, "In the winter I separate, in the summer I marry. It's been 15 years since I've been getting married every year. In addition I have to answer all these rumours!"

Though the two never married, Johnny maintained that Vanessa and their kids gave him "everything" in life.

Rumour has it that Johnny's been getting closer to his Rum Diaries co-star Amber Heard, 26, while earlier he was linked to 25-year-old Ashley Olsen.

Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis: The Beginning and the End 

1998: Johnny Depp and French singer/actress Vanessa Paradis met while filming The Ninth Gate in Paris

1999: The couple bought a home in the Cote d’Azur, France – a favourite destination for celebrities

27 May 1999: Vanessa gives birth to the couple’s daughter Lily-Rose Melody Depp

9 April 2002: Vanessa gives birth to their son Jack John Christopher Depp III

2007: The couple bought a vineyard together in France

March 2010: Vanessa is reported to be extremely unhappy about Johnny acting out a passionate bedroom scene with Angelina Jolie while filming The Tourist

May 2011: The French magazine Voici published a photo of Johnny allegedly kissing his publicist Robin Baum

January 2011: Johnny buys a mansion in the English countryside, fuelling reports that a split is imminent 

February 2012:
Johnny was reportedly spotted leaving 25-year-old Ashley Olsen’s New York loft

May 2012: Johnny denies split rumours at the London premiere of Dark

June 2012: Johnny's publicist announces that he and Vanessa have "amicably separated".