Vanessa Paradis is totally infatuated with her lover Johnny Depp


This is Vanessa Paradis for the August issue of Marie Claire UK. Some sources are saying the photo shoot is older – but it’s new to me, so whatever. I think she looks very pretty in the shots, but not as beautiful and sultry as she looked in her recent Harper’s Bazaar UK shoot. Is anyone else wondering why Paradis is doing so much press in England lately? Weird, huh? Maybe she wants to make a bigger transition into English-speaking films. Anyway, the interview looks new, and it’s extensive. Vanessa talks even more about her love for her lover/partner/baby-daddy Johnny Depp. My favorite line was when she described her fear of acting alongside of Johnny: “I don’t know if I would be able to lie in front of him.” That’s a good one. She also talked about keeping the love and passion alive by not being stuck up each others’ asses (but she says it nicer):

She is the mysterious French beauty who has captured and kept the heart of a Hollywood heartthrob for 12 years. Vanessa Paradis says she has been lucky in her relationship with Johnny Depp – but she would never work with him.

The model and actress, who rarely gives interviews, has opened up about her actor beau, with whom she has two children, and her admiration for his talent. But she says she would never work with Depp, 47, on a movie as she would be too scared.

In an interview with Marie Claire magazine, Vanessa, 37, said they were both going to be on the set of Terry Gilliam’s film Don Quixote, before filming was stopped. And Vanessa said that in a way, she was actually relieved.

She said: ‘ Frankly, the thought of filming with him would scare me to death. It’s not that I don’t want to, but I would be frightened that I wouldn’t be up to his standard because he’s so talented. And I don’t know if I would be able to lie in front of him.’

And she said that the couple very rarely talk about work, unless they’re making plans to spend time with each other and their children, Lily-Rose, 11, and eight-year-old John Christopher.

Vanessa said: ‘We don’t really speak a lot about work when we’re together. We just try to organize ourselves so we can spend as much time as possible together.’

The couple met in first met in the lobby of the Hôtel Costes in Paris in 1998 when Depp was supposedly still dating supermodel Kate Moss. Twelve years later, she said they keep thei passion alive by giving each other the space they need.

She explained: ‘The fact that we’re not together every day plays a big part in keeping our relationship stable. And then we also have a lot of respect and admiration for each other. We understand that, if we want our relationship to continue, we must give each other space, allow each other to go off on our own, and trust each other. Not everyone is lucky enough to be given space and trust. You’re really lucky if you find someone you can trust when you spend time apart. But it’s more complicated than that. Keeping love alive should be like the way you live your life. You don’t eat the same meal every day, you don’t read the same book, you don’t listen to the same CD. When you are a couple, you need to go off alone and discover things for yourself.’

And she said what she most loves and admires about Depp is his ‘immense loyalty’. She gushed: ‘I could make an endless list of all the things I admire about him, but above all I admire his immense loyalty. I love watching him when he’s thoughtful or involved in something. I love observing him when he is talking to people. I love seeing how he deals with situations… I could go on and on, tell you I admire him as an actor, as a father and as the man he is for me. But more than anything, I admire him as a person. Not only when he is talking to me or his mother, but as a person in the world, in all kinds of situations. I think he is magnificent. Truly magnificent.’

Vanessa, who shot to fame at the age of 14 with her single Joe Le Taxi, is starring in a new film called L’arnacoeur – Heartbreaker in English – which was released in the UK last Friday and is being billed as the French Love Actually.

She said: ‘I had no idea that it would be such a success. But I think everyone wants to see a movie like Heartbreaker once in a while. I like the script. It’s very charming, fresh and really well-edited, the latter being so important.’

Vanessa first modeled with Chanel with she was 18, and said that it changed her life. And having being thrust into the spotlight after her debut single, she said she didn’t know if she would want her children to have the same life.

She added: ‘To sing and be in the public eye at 14 years old is not something everyone experiences. But do I now wish for the same thing for my children? I don’t know – I would need to think about it for a long time before I could give you an answer.

[From The Daily Mail]

Vanessa’s got it bad, doesn’t she? They’ve been together, what? Twelve years? And she’s still got this sort-of intense infatuation-love going on. Like, if they weren’t together, Vanessa would be stalking him. No, I jest. I found the quotes about spending time apart intriguing, and I don’t know if other women would feel the same way if Johnny was their baby-daddy: “If we want our relationship to continue, we must give each other space, allow each other to go off on our own, and trust each other… You’re really lucky if you find someone you can trust when you spend time apart… You don’t eat the same meal every day…” Except if the meal you had to eat every day tasted like Johnny Depp, you’d probably be eating it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I’m just saying, Vanessa.




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  1. mln says:

    The crush I developed for Johnny when 21 Jump st was on has never waned she is one of the luckiest women ever!

  2. XYZ says:

    There smth creepy between these 2. It doesnt mean I dont like Johnny, but Im sure he could have done better than this skinny and average looking bitch.

  3. XYZ says:

    Not to mention photoshopped, lol…

  4. DD says:

    This photoshoot doesn’t do her justice. She’s a very pretty woman. Johnny did just fine, they are still together.

  5. frenchie says:

    to XYZ : you don’t know “the bitch” you are talking about, she is very sweet and not selfish (very rare quality in Hollywood), spiritual and grounded, simple yet out of ordinary

  6. Zelda says:

    Holy crap XYZ. Aren’t you angry and miserable. It’s ugly.

  7. mslewis says:

    Didn’t Vanessa say just the other day that she didn’t discuss her private life?

  8. pebbles says:

    ah, you see, I’ve been married for 10 years……and I was sold a bill of goods. My husband used to be hot and skinny. Unfortunately, over time, his hairline has receded and he has developed a belly. It’s not fair, I’m still maintaining!
    Don’t get me wrong, I love my dear husband, but man, didn’t Vanessa luck out? 12 years! And Johnny is still smokin’!

  9. a says:

    weird styling!

    didn’t she want to have a small english castle or something with depp? they were rumored to be looking around…

  10. Strawberry says:

    I think she’s very…. French.

  11. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    Someone needs to quit being so nasty.

  12. Strawberry says:

    And I mean that in the best way possible.

  13. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    I was not directing my comment at you Strawberry, I was directing that at XYZ for calling Vannessa a bitch.

  14. lucy2 says:

    I’m a little surprised she’s talking about him, they seem to stay very private, especially the kids. But I do agree she’s probably trying to up her profile a little.

  15. pooky says:

    “Didn’t Vanessa say just the other day that she didn’t discuss her private life?”.

    It’s not like she could talk about her career to an English-language mag as we only know her for Joe Le Taxi and that was a full 18 years ago. Her new film’s getting good reviews here and the guy in it is purdy!

  16. Lisa S says:

    I think she is just too adorable. If I had to take a guess (not knowing them personally I mean), I would say that there relationship is most likely as beautiful as it seems. Sporadic time apart can be good for a relationship. You should always keep your individuality and also a certain sense of mystery.

  17. canadianchick says:

    She sounds lovely-the photos…not so much.

  18. Eden says:

    Lisa S, I totally agree..sporadic time apart, individuality and a sense of mystery.
    This interview rang true for me, I believe she adores him and that they have maintained the integrity of their connection and bond.
    I loved how she talked about how much she admires him and loves the way he handles his life and his relationships…it is wonderful for a man to feel this genuine adoration from his woman. She comes across as authentic and sweet.

  19. serena says:

    wasn’t their son named jack?

  20. Danielle says:

    How sweet….like peebles said, it’s not that way for all of us! I’ve been with my husband for 12 years and yes, I love him, but NO, it’s definitely not the way Vanessa describes her relationship with Johnny…not even close. I’m pretty jealous.

  21. sassenach says:

    I guess I don’t understand the “time apart to discover” bit. How do they spend time alone and apart when they have two children? Johnny already works constantly so I would think they would want to spend as much time together as possible.

  22. Cinderella says:

    Adorable is a good word for her. I can’t believe Johnny is 47.

  23. Emily says:

    I think she can look really pretty when she’s styled like this, but I also think Johnny’s the type of guy who will be with a woman long-term because of her personality, not because she looks like a supermodel. Regardless, I’ve always liked her in interviews, she seems down-to-earth and nice. Neither of which seem to be big values in Hollywood…

  24. Iggles says:

    Hmmm. And anti-Brangelina folks were praising Johnny and Vanessa for keeping their relationship and family off the public record..

    Funny, when Angelina gushes about Brad it’s deemed “fake” and to generate PR — yet when Vanessa does the same thing it’s sweet..

  25. Annie says:

    I love reading about these two. I believe that any couple who has a great marriage would echo what she has said. You have to give one another space to do your own thing. I feel the same about my husband the way she does.

    Basically he’s my favorite thing. 🙂

  26. irishserra says:

    @Iggles: I agree with you. Neither couples really hold much appeal to me, but I wish any couple who has committed to one another a long and happy relationship. However, Vanessa really sounds insecure to me. I’m not declaring she is, but her words sound like those of someone trying to convince themselves and mark their territory. Perhaps it’s just a “lost in translation” situation.

  27. Bodhi says:

    Jack is a nickname for John

  28. denise says:

    Vanessa’s teeth look like they’re made of wood.

  29. meme says:

    got it, vanessa. johnny gets to do his thing with whomever whenever he chooses;-)

  30. Shay says:

    I read somewhere that they both have an aversion to showers and don’t shower regularly. This was apparently uttered by people on film sets who have experienced the Depp BO.
    I don’t really care for them much. On magazine covers they’re made to look pleasing to the eye, but whenever you see a candid paparazzi pic of these two doing everyday things, they actually look like hobos who haven’t bathed in a month.
    Give me Heidi and Seal any day of the week over these two hygenically challenged over actors.

  31. Lisa S says:

    @Iggles: IMO opinion, it seems like Angelina Jolie has these contradictions in her interviews that I have read (she tries to re-write history as well), so that is why I am less inclined to believe the sincerity of AJ.

  32. snowball says:

    By any reasonable standards, Vanessa is a beautiful woman.

    Whatever she and Johnny do, it obviously works. They seem to fit, he’s a weird guy, she seems content to let him be weird.

    Iggles, when Angie was gushing, she was obviously condescending, oversharing and ridiculous about it. Vanessa is at least being somewhat reserved. She’s not blathering on about sitting on the bed in her jammies with Johnny moaning about all the poor folk who don’t know what it’s like to be loved.

  33. cake says:

    I think it’s clear that they have an open relationship but they love each other as long as if works for them.

  34. cake says:

    Actually the thing about Angelina is that she is consistent and so is their life, they travel together everywhere and are never apart for more than 3 days. Just because the tabs write so many lies, people believe those lies.

  35. jinni says:

    Iggles, I think the difference between Angie’s gushing and Vanessa’s gushing is that Vanessa has always gushed about Johnny whenever she’s interviewed, while for the most part Angie hasn’t until recently done that with Brad.

    The only one that Angie really always gushed about throguhout the relationship was when she was with Billy Bob.

  36. Jillian says:

    She really cleans up well. She looks stunning with makeup on, but in regular photos she looks kind of haggard all the time 🙁 come on, babe, eyeliner isn’t that time consuming!

    she and jd are adorable together. when i was younger i used to wish that they were my real parents!

    now that i’ve moved out, i appreciate my parents more 🙂

  37. nnn says:

    Vanessa has been gushing about Johnny for the past 12 years in most interviews, even giving details and talking about their first kiss and what she felt. She has been doing it lesser when she was raising her children and stayed away from professional duties for years while Johnny was also less visible…before the Pirates. the press didn’t really care for both of them at that time.

    She has let out private photos of her home, children, including graphic ones like the one of a large picture of her breastfeeding Lili Rose.

    It’s just that Americans never cared about JD french woman until recently, that French people don’t have problems with nudity and breasts and have seen her in her totally bare self since she was 15. And since interviews are mostly in french for the french audience, the foreign press has only a partial perception of her so called private penchant.

    Rumors of them being in an open relationship were circulating last year but mainly from the US tabloids part when they began to follow her and her children mainly on the US soil.

    Sophie Marceau and Monica Bellucci are however really private stars in France.

  38. Kim says:

    ITA w/ Sessanach. Spending time apart from her means spending time apart from his kids. Why spend weeks away from your kids when you don’t have too. I wonder why critics of actresses w/ young kids working never criticize the actors. Kids need their fathers in their life on a daily basis too

  39. Heaven-bound says:

    After the toxic relationships, Johnny had with Winona Ryder and Kate Moss. I think he finally met the love of his life with Vanessa.

  40. Gail says:

    As far as the bathing, the French just aren’t as… Ummmm… Let’s say they just aren’t as “into it” as Americans are.

    @irishserra: That was my thought too, insecurity. She does need the press, but with everyone speculating about JD and the Man Raider because of the new movie I think she took the op to gush about him and make it all seem solid.

    Seems like every single time a celeb starts being loud about their celeb partner we hear about the break up not long after that. It’s true VP sings the praises of their togetherness anyway, but with Angie jumping in on the chorus? I don’t know, sounds bad to me.

  41. Wif says:

    I don’t buy that they have an open marriage. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, I have friends who have open marriages and they are the most happy, stable couples I know. BUT, if you had a chance to sleep with Johnny Depp, wouldn’t you tell absolutely everyone? I would be calling my grandparents about it and sending Vanessa baskets of thank-you-muffins. There’s just no evidence to suggest that that’s the case.

  42. WednesdayGirl says:

    I like Vanessa because she’s beautiful in an unconvential way from most female celebrities.

    She doesn’t always have to pile on make up everytime she makes a public appearance, and unlike other wives of really famous and lusted after actors, she doesn’t try to force her way into the spotlight and get people to constantly notice her and to remember that she’s Johnny Depp’s baby mama.

    Also, I like the fact that she doesn’t have to be with Johnny 24/7 to feel they have a solid relationship. I definitely think that sometimes relationships can benefit from each person having some space.

    That sort of endears her to me. Plus, I don’t think she really does the overgushing that other celebs do on their significant other. She doesn’t go into graphic detail of their life (like Angie likes to do with her life with Brad), but gives enough to satisfy the public’s curiousity of her life with Johnny.

  43. Kim says:

    Overgushing like Heidi does regarding Seal, or Julia regarding Danny or Jada regarding Will?

  44. Ophelia says:

    I’ve only been with my husband for four years, but I’m pretty sure I’m crazier about him every day. We have our own interests but we’re incredibly similar so our interests overlap frequently. We have a lot of trust and he gives me space, as I usually need more than most people. I could gush for a while too 😀 I think Vanessa and Johnny are perfect together. And Vanessa is frickin gorgeous. Somebody’s jealous up there ^^

  45. OC lady says:

    @Iggles. Well, if you like the celeb, then it’s perfectly reasonable, sweet, and cute, of course. But, if you dislike that celeb, then it’s obviously PR, oversharing, bragging, and conceited. That’s how it usually works! 🙂

  46. Trey says:

    J-Depp just bought a house in England (, which was notable and cute because V-Pard said beforehand in an interview that she wanted to move there (
    “Apparently, we are buying a house every year… I surely dream of a house in England, but it has not happened yet.”

  47. Jeri says:

    The “private life” quote was when questioned about their children.

    I think they are a good couple & I’ve always been a Johnny fan.

  48. Camille says:

    Iggles: I agree with you. Hypocrisy knows no bounds it would seem. Certain rules only apply to certain celebs it would seem as well.

    OC lady: Yes, of course! 😆

  49. Gail says:

    @OC lady: Yah, that’s usually true enough. But me, I only like half of those couples. I’m one of those who adores Angelina. Brad? Meh. Not so much. Same thing with the other two. Think JD is fantastic, VP is like a non-entity to me. I don’t know a single thing she’s done, other than JD. I know she does stuff, she’s just way below my personal radar.

    I don’t know, I tend to think Brad and Ang are solid. Depp and Van? There is no way I could care less. But, like I said, when celeb couples start publicly proclaiming how great things are with them it usually means the end is near.

  50. anon says:

    Thank you, Gail. That’s exactly what I was thinking when I read this article. I mean these two are known for being private about their love life, especially Johnny Depp, but I couldn’t help but think, wow, I bet they’re about to break up. And if they do it’s kind of sad because they’ve been together for 12 years.

  51. Loo says:

    1. No one’s love is that perfect. She herself has said they fight and he has a bad temper.

    2. Why would they let it out if they were having problems? So the reporters can get in on it. Infact it is more likely that when Celebrities are having problems they publish stories to cover it up.

    3. In 2001 _i think was the year_ Depp stated in an interview..
    “I don’t know if she is the one. We met at a party and I don’t remember the end of the night. # months later I got a call saying she was pregnant so I asked her what she wanted to do. So we decided to work it out.

    4. Their story keeps changing. He walked up to her in a lobby. The, it changed to she walked up to him in a lobby. Then, It was we met at a party.

    Nothing adds up. I hope they do make it but something is very very fishy. The only way for a couple to be this stupidly happy is if one of them has no mind of their own.

  52. angela says:

    Johnny never said that quote. Look up all his interviews about Vanessa, he’s never said that. And Johnny never once said they met at a lobby. The story has always been the same.

  53. chloe13 says:

    If you have ready any of the books about Johnny they all say the same thing, that they met in a hotel in Paris when he was filming the 9th gate in 1999, they had met in the past and she went up to him and asked if he remembered her, and the rest as they say is history. Why should it be strange that she is still crazy about him he’s a lovely guy people can be so cynical, i admit it’s unusual in Tinseltown these days but I think they are well matched, a bit Bohemian and both lovely.