People Mag: Johnny Depp & Vanessa’s relationship is “all but officially finished”

Holy hell! People Magazine is calling out Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis ON THE COVER. After weeks and weeks of speculation in the trashier tabloids, People Mag has decided to make the chatter legit by officially speculating on the state of Johnny and Vanessa’s 14-year-relationship. As I said, Radar, Star Mag and the Enquirer have been on this story for weeks, claiming that Johnny has been boozing it up and his drinking and “mid-life crisis” have driven him and Vanessa apart. Radar claimed that Johnny was consulting with lawyers to explore his options (for his money and custody of the kids, I guess). Then, last week, we were one of the first sites to use an Enquirer story which claimed that Johnny and Eva Green had gotten too close while filming Dark Shadows. Now People Mag is getting in the mix:

Once upon a time, Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis lived a quiet family life far from the spotlight in the sleepy French hamlet of Plan-de-la-Tour.

But that time is no more, and now the couple largely reside in L.A. – when they are in the same city at all.

Depp, 48, and Paradis, 39, who are parents to Lily-Rose, 12, and Jack, 9, have not appeared side-by-side on a red carpet for more than a year. Multiple sources tell PEOPLE in this week’s cover story that the relationship is all but officially finished.

In fact, some in their circle say the couple of nearly 14 years have already split. Says one insider: “It’s so sad.”

For much more on this story, including details on Depp’s solo nights out, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

[From People]

As I’ve said from the beginning, I’ll totally buy that Depp and Paradis are having problems. They don’t seem to spend that much time together, and Depp has seemed really weird over the past year, getting drunk in public and seeming to act like a bachelor.

Of course, there’s another tabloid report, this time with the tabloid’s favorite villainess, Angelina Jolie. In this story, though, Angelina is The Guardian of Good Relationships. Now Magazine claims that Angelina has reached out to her “friend” Johnny and urged him to “repair his relationship” with Vanessa. A source tells Now Mag, “They stayed in touch after The Tourist. When she heard what was going on she reached out to him to see how he was coping and urged him to work it out.” So… Eva Green is being cast as the new Angelina Jolie then?

Photos courtesy of People Mag, WENN.

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  1. Bite me says:

    Haha fucking perfect

  2. GoodCapon says:

    It’s PEOPLE magazine. I don’t believe one word of this.

    • Liz says:

      Yeah, I’m going to believe it when I see it. (And I’ll eat humble pie if and when they do split.)

      Since when are the National Enquirer and People Magazine considered reliable?

      • brin says:

        Well, NE did crack John Edward’s affair.

      • Roma says:

        For the most part People is scared shitless of the celebrities and won’t run a story without at least running it by the respective PR people. So when People is calling them out, it is kind of a big deal.

      • Katherine says:

        The NE did not “crack” anything. They were handed this story on a silver platter by the tacky participants – not John Edwards, of course.

      • samira677 says:

        People Mag is known for being celebrity friendly and getting their ducks in a row. They don’t run stories unless they have extremely good sources. The National Enquire and People are lightyears away from each in terms of credibility. I also have to lol that because NE got the John Edwards story people think they are always right and reliable. I don’t know if this story is true but it makes me think unlike the stories from NE, Star, etc.

    • podzol says:

      This is Kneepads we’re talking about!! Roma’s right, shit ain’t brewing right in the Depp household.

    • Happymom says:

      Actually, if People is reporting it, it means that it’s pretty much a done deal. They get their info directly from the stars’ reps-so if it’s out there-especially on the cover-it just means Depp or Vanessa through and have sanctioned the story.

    • G says:

      I hope it isn’t true! But People is the biggest kiss-ass hag mag so they wouldn’t run it if there wasn’t even a little something to go on, would they? This is worse than Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins for me. If Goldie and Kurt break up too, that’s it, I’m done, the world truly is ending in 2012.

  3. LadyJane says:

    His attractiveness was augmented by the fact that he bucked the hollywood stereotype and seemed to want to live happily ever after on an island with his long-term soul mate and his 2 kids. Sigh. It is kind of depressing to see he is human after all.

    • ajay says:

      Seriously! I just hope it’s not true :(

    • T.C. says:

      Then he moved from France because he didn’t want to pay the high taxes. Moral of the story, your family should come before money. You can afford those taxes Johnny and it kept your family together.

      Agree with everyone that People mag is the mouth piece of each star’s rep so it’s a done deal.

      • Petunia says:

        AND he was badmouthing middle America while enjoying America’s lower taxes. I think the guy just screams “douche” these days. And if he’s running around acting like a bachelor, then Vanessa is probably well shot of him.

        Agree about People Mag. being the official mouthpiece for the stars. This relationship apparently is DOA.

  4. Quest says:

    The Huffington Post is also carrying the separate lives story.

  5. Jacq says:

    She is so gross.

  6. lisa says:

    OMG. leave Angie out of this shit.

    I don’t know if this is true. The thing is people loved to throw up how Johnny and Vanessa stayed out of the public eye. protecting their relationship and children. When in fact it was that they have always spent long periods of time apart. Meaning that Johnny would go without seeing his kids or Vanessa. And all that Johnny lives on an Island.. NOPE they live in LA. and part time in France. We have seen loads of pictures of Johnny’s daughter around shopping with her friends.

    funny how the truth is a bit different then the perception so many had.

    I hope this is just gossip and he and Vanessa are just fine and his children too.

  7. mln76 says:

    Oh that’s so sad People is mostly reliable and wouldn’t speculate on something this major without at least SOME confirmation. Plus Johnny isn’t necessarily someone to make some official statement but just let people figure it out.
    Why do the tabs have to blame everything on Angie?

    • lisa says:

      because nobody would care that much otherwise and it would not get that many hits.

      Angie and Brad have been out of the country for MONTHS. doubt she even called Johnny. But whatever.. I just wish they leave her out of other people’s story.

  8. Marjalane says:

    I thought People was the magazine that publicists went to when they wanted to get “real” information out there. Usually they don’t go with stuff unless they have permission. (I thought- although I just read the DUMBEST article on Ryan Gosling in People. It was like something out of TeenBeat.)

  9. atlantapug says:


    Who cares? So the hobo and the bobble head are splitting. The only people I feel bad for are the kids.

  10. kay says:

    I feel for the kids. I can’t stand him any longer, and am pretty much team Vanessa. I think she put up with a lot of his shit over the years.

  11. yeah says:

    The troubles started 2 years ago. And what was he doing then? Filming that turd “Tourist”.

    • Mali_ says:

      See what I just said, everyone? Here we go then! :( (rolls eyes at the desperation used to blame AJ). Never mind that his problems have been off-on for around 15 years!!!

      • Rhea says:

        OMG?!Seriously? If The Tourist was made 10 years ago you would just find a way to connect that with the problem at Depp household now, do you??? LOL :D

    • HotPockets says:

      Hey now, leave “The Tourist” out of this mess..I actually enjoyed that movie!

      Angelina is fair game.

  12. Sara says:

    That dress Vanessa has on in the first pic is amazing, any idea what year that was?

  13. TheOriginalKitten says:

    God I am SO tired of *The Homewrecker* label. The worst is that the dude always seems to avoid all culpability as people fantasize about non-existant cat-fights. Can’t people just accept that relationships are complicated and sometimes people just drift apart or develop problems that are irreparable? Somebody can’t *steal* a spouse/partner unless they WANT to be *stolen* in the first place.

    • Pigelot says:


    • skuddles says:

      Couldn’t agree more originalkitten! I suspect some people get crazed about the whole homewrecker thing because they fear it could happen to them – that a third party could break up their own marriage (or relationship). But frankly, if you live in fear of that happening, chances are you’re with the wrong partner. And no, nobody can “steal” your mate. Cheating is horribly lame and wrong but (as a rule) it happens because the relationship is already in trouble.

    • Camille (The original) says:

      Great comments @ all of the above.

    • aprayerforthewildatheart says:

      WORD! Agree with all above^^

  14. Talie says:

    You know he’s sniffing around Amber Heard–they seemed very touchy during Rum Diary promo.

  15. teri says:

    I really hope JD can repair his relationship. Angelina and Brad are a friend to Johnny and Vanessa, of course I see them consoling each of them that’s what friend’s do.

  16. olivia says:

    I’m almost sure that a few years ago I read a similar story about Jolie who was Brad’s shoulder to cry on when he was having problems in his marriage and we all know how it ended…

    • yeah says:

      You’re in danger girl. Watch out, the attack is coming!

      • Iggles says:

        I’m down the Brange but that was funny! :lol:

        I totally pictured Whoopi Goldberg, a lá Ghost – “Molly, you in danger, girl!”


    • pamela says:

      LOL… are hilarious in your patheticness. It seems the highlight of your days is to hate on Angelina. Do you even realise how sad that is? Your whole freaking life revolves around this woman. And while you are wasting your time doing so, La Jolie continue to live her fabulous life. You do provide comic relief though. LOL

      • brawn says:

        Pot calling kettle black much? You’re on a gossip site lecturing people about celebs you don’t know. Now THAT’S lol. :)

      • Tiegan says:

        Not just lecturing them, but calling them pathetic and sad. Over a celebrity.

        Sure Olivia isn’t a fan and she can’t be extra bitchy, but I don’t see her attacking other posters, and it’s the celebrities who are fair game, not the people who don’t share your opinion.

    • lisa says:

      that was not a true story. she never gave that interview. but nice to see you keep abreast of all the tabloid rumors AKA lies.

    • Anahata says:

      Ha ha I think it’s so hysterical when the furiously twitchy Angie defenders show up bearing their fangs. Sorry, she broke up that marriage whether you like it or not (and yes, it’s still indefensible).

      • lisa says:

        Wow so definite about a marriage you were not a part of. I didn’t know you were so inside the situation that you know what happened.

        Angie doesn’t need to be defended. Brad left..they got a divorce. He moved on. END

        and it is also so funny how you have such an investment in a marriage that was not yours. Jennifer doesn’t need to whine and cry alone. her fans do it for her.. for 7 years now.. Man that is a record I think.

  17. lucy2 says:

    That’s sad, I hope it’s not true, or they’re able to work it out, especially for the kids.
    I always liked how, even at the high point of his career, they stayed fairly low key and seemed to have made a nice life for themselves.
    Problems at home may partially explain his foot-in-mouth problems recently.

  18. valleymiss says:

    I absolutely believe this story. People mag is used by stars all the time to “officially” (or I guess in this case unofficially) announce things. I bet that Johnny’s people knew they needed to address this head-on, yet Johnny professes to be so private. So instead his ppl call up People mag and give them an unofficial exclusive by acting as the “sources.”

    I’ve never cared much for Johnny Depp, and I thought he was overrated in the pirate movies…the only thing I really liked him in was Edward Scissorhands. Still, anytime a longtime relationship with kids ends, it’s a sad thing.

  19. Asli says:

    I don’t know if I can believe this. It just seems so… alien? Unlikely.

  20. Dibba says:

    He seems really full of himself lately. Maybe rescuing the WM3 went to his head.

  21. dorothy says:

    Hope it’s not true. In the land of the Kardashian’s and Rhime’s who tell, show and tweet everything and anything it’s refreshing to see people that try to keep their family private. They have always seemed devoted to each other.

  22. Tiffany27 says:

    Honestly I’m more interested in the JFK Jr. Article in the top right hand corner.

  23. foozy says:

    cooool! about time he got rid of her..

    • Rhea says:

      There is something wrong with people who saying this to a couple that have kids….especially when there’s no affair gossip scandal ever heard from the side of the woman….

    • LeeLoo says:

      I never got the Vanessa hate. She is very famous in Europe. She is a talented musician and actress. She seems like a wonderful woman and I always thought she grounded Johnny very well.

  24. Dibba says:

    ME TOO!!

  25. madpoe says:

    I wanted you back when I was 19!
    And NOW you want me! lolz.
    Whatever will my hubby do? :)

    • whatevs says:


    • Gabrielle says:

      I met and took a picture with him 1 year ago. I had crushed on him since childhood. I bet once he met me he he fell so in love that he was never able to look at Vanessa the same again.

      • madpoe says:

        @Gabrielle – how ever did you let go from the photo posing? I think then I would’ve had to be removed by supernatural means. I’ve never met anyone famous so I do not know these things.

      • Gabrielle says:

        @madpoe, he was pushed along by his bodygaurd and the rest of the screaming fans.

      • Pia says:

        @madpoe- I had my picture taken with Jane Goodall years ago, and I soooo badly wanted to have a conversation with her, but security whisks you away pretty quickly. The line was very long and I can imagine chatting with fans can get pretty tiresome, no matter how kind and friendly a celebrity may be. I was able to get a book signed also, so it was pretty awesome :)

  26. sasha says:

    Another one bites the dust…oh well.

  27. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    Great actor. Strange person.

  28. whatevs says:

    i feel sad because they were doing well… living in france, adorable kids… i feel sorry for the kids mostly… :(

  29. normades says:

    In France there are a lot of rumors of Johnny getting his on the side. I know someone who knows a model that slept with him a couple years back. I can’t verify the story, but my friend says it’s legit.

    • blasted1 says:

      Be Careful!!! You’re messing with the fairy-tale and people don’t like that!!! They can’t bear to think that a good relationship can end….even when it happens more often than not. Hey, they had a good run and 2 sweet kids. 13 years ago, none of us were the same person we are now. So, reality check time, everyone.

    • Funnylilou says:

      I can absolutely say that there is no such rumors at all in France, I have a student part time job in a big PR Company that organize events in Fashion and Cinema, I have made many friends and I have good connections and I never have heard so! It is actually the exact opposite: he is kown for being very very shy and akward, he talks a lot of Vanessa and show up for only a short time at events and go back quickly home, and in most events (no just premieres, she used to be with him)

      on the other hand Vincent Cassel… or some other actor that got recently engaged to an american actress are far from the same…
      Oh and the cast of gossip girls are horrible bitches who plot and bitch against each other in order to have what they have (evets, dresses, etc….) …very very intersting for my anthropolgy studies… sorry I am off topic!!LOL!

      • normades says:

        @Funnylilou. Pffff…just cause YOU haven’t heard them doesn’t mean they don’t exist. Google Johnny Depp, Infidélité and you will get pages of results. So obviously they do.
        Yes it is widely known Vincent/Monica have an open relationship.

  30. Tiegan says:

    How sad, I really liked them as a couple. Hope they figure things out.

  31. jc126 says:

    I have always believed that if people don’t get married after children and being together THAT long, there is a reason (semi-cold feet or one just not being as into the other person). There might be exceptions, like if one or both had bad marriages/divorces before, but I don’t think that’s true for JD and VP.

    • Iggles says:

      I agree. I never understood why some people were so hostile about marriage being “just a piece of paper”. If it’s only paper, then why not do it? Especially since it gives you the right to make life and death decisions, et all…

      Sounds like an excuse to me. Cohabitation is NOT the same thing as a marriage. I did it for 4 years, so I can speak from personal experience here. (Yes it’s “what you make it” but marriage starts out with lifelong commitment in mind, regardless of the outcome. It’s a world of difference from starting from no expectations..)

    • mln76 says:

      Oh PLEASE 14 years is an eternity in Hollywood whether or not there is a marriage involved. Your argument is just plain silly.

    • Wendy says:

      Something like over 50% of couples in France who live together and have children aren’t married. Part of it is a tax thing because it’s more advantageous to NOT be married with kids from that point of view and part of it is that it’s just become pretty normal not to.

  32. LeeLoo says:

    I really hope Johnny and Vanessa work things out and reconcile. I always thought they were a great couple for one another. It sounds like Johnny needs to get his act together. I’d hate to see him go down the same road he was on before he met Vanessa. I’d hate to think of him doing drugs and drinking heavily again and I hope he isn’t going in that direction again.

  33. nan says:

    Ahhhh, so sorry to hear this. I was hoping they would work it out. I really thought this one was going to last.

  34. ladybert62 says:

    Feel bad for the kids – they are the victims here.

  35. anne_000 says:

    Because this situation reminds me so much of J/J/H, it’s so tempting to make a snarky comment about what JenHens would say of this relationship if the names involved were Justin, Heidi, Jennifer…

    the 14 years on/off relationship, the lack of a marriage certificate, the ‘concubine’ with kids labeling, the lack of a proper goodbye but rather finding out about the new relationship after the facts, etc.

    @Celebitchy – I want to acknowledge your “stop censorship” banner across your title. Thank you :)

    • Iggles says:

      @Celebitchy – I second that!

      This SOPA thing is as ridiculous as it is scary.. Glad you’re taking a stand on this ;-)

  36. Snappyfish says:

    I personally think Kate Moss is the best looking of his exes.

  37. Sakyiwaa says:

    OMG! this sucks!

  38. Pizzazz says:

    He’s fat.

  39. Kim says:

    Sad. I thought they were a really good match.

  40. Riley says:

    I have no idea if this is true. I do know that there are photos of them, taken on their boat, from just a few months ago and they seemed very happy. They were laughing, kissing, and hanging out with the whole family.

  41. layla says:

    I have always loved both Johnny and Vanessa.
    And, I have always loved them together.

    Two years agao – this would have been news and I would have cared.

    Now – not so much. When did JD become so irrelevant…..

  42. Madison says:

    If People are running this story I think it’s pretty much true. No one sucks up to celebs and their publicists like People mag do, they would never run a story like this without getting permission from a celebrities publcist first.

  43. shontay says:

    I don’t doubt the relationship is dunzo. Johnny even has that alcohol bloat going on. He’s turning into Marlon Brando.

    I don’t believe that Angie is close enough to him to even dish out relationship advice. If she did, I think it would illicit a “bitch please” look from Johnny.

  44. Penguin says:

    Definitely something going on with him atm.

  45. mln76 says:

    Lainey had a pretty good analysis about this…It’s probably true it probably comes from his people and they are more than likely trying to hide something not flattering that will come out eventually.
    My Johnny crush is officially dead (Unless he revives it by reuniting with Winona).

    • Camille (The original) says:

      I agree with your comment, especially about your crush on JD being dead, I feel the same way. Never thought I would think that about JD.

  46. Cirque28 says:

    Vanessa is lovely, but the narrowness of her jaw has the potential to become a caved-in, methy, dental issues look as she ages. IDK what the solution is. Put on a few pounds?

    But that has zero to do with their relationship or infidelity. Just my (incredibly shallow) observation.

  47. orrr says:

    Can we stop with the winona crap? If they wanted to be together, they would be together. You really think after THAT many years and two kids, they would get back together? I’m partly trolling and partly serious.

  48. bobo says:

    This is sad. I never heard Johnny talk about a partner like he did with Vanessa. They both seemed like they were in it for the long haul. About the not getting married thing, it’s crap. Not everyone in the world has to get married. I have a great aunt and uncle, with kids and grandkids who aren’t “legally” married. Relationships come on different colors.

  49. bohemelilene says:

    Oh no, I was hoping these rumors weren’t true they seemed like such a great couple…but I agree with some of the other posters, I’m almost over Johnny Depp at this point. When he sold out and did those gazillion Pirates movies for Disney I pretty much lost respect for him as an actor. I mean the first or two movies were alright but enough with the 30 sequels already.

  50. Adrien says:

    Look at the names of their children: “Lily Rose”? “Jack”? Very bizarre and unusual for celebrity offspring.

  51. lisa says:

    If this is true and sad that it might. It is an example of a couple not spending enough time together. Johnny and Vanessa both in past interviews talked about how they could be separated for up to 3 months. That they both needed space. I never understood that when you have young children. But the thing is you get use to being without that person. Use to making decisions without input. YOU become a single person. I have friends who have spouses in the military and that is what happens. When they come home there is that period of adjustment. Then when it starts to get a flow.. he/she is gone again.

    This is seen time and time with lots of couples. OUT of sight Out of mind.

    • Ann says:

      Not really. How many marriages fail even though the spouses NEVER are apart?

      • lisa says:


        my point was I have read so many comments on this site holding up Johnny/Vanessa as this big example of how “celebrity” couples should be. How they keep their relationship private and out of the media. My point was yes that could have have been the case but the underlying cause was they were not together a lot. All the people on this site in the past have blasted other couples about not being seen together or being seen too much. Nobody knows what is going on in these peoples lives. I just wanted to make the point that just because they are not on tabloids or photographed does not mean they have or had a perfect relationship. And many on this site in the past used them as such.

        I hope this is not true. Hope if is they can work it out or get out on good terms.

  52. reeda redneck says:

    I can see why she would dump him, he looks like he stinks and he always looks dirty anymore. His looks have fled his face that’s for sure!!

  53. Clayton Bigsby says:

    I have a sneaking suspicion that Angelina Jolie has something to do with this. That homewrecker can’t get enough penis to satisfy her hunger.

  54. normades says:

    French press says it’s ov-ah. So yeah, it’s over.

  55. Renee says:

    I don’t know if any of this is true. But I think Eva is deinitely hotter than Vanessa or Angelina.

  56. tick tock says:

    As long as there is no pity partie he will be ok and sorry for her because the US media won’t be carrying and Johnny doesn’t sell tabloids. He will need a carrier make over some s hot chick in her thirties not twenties since he is 50 years old.

  57. Ally says:

    Johnny is a very generous, kind man. A woman on another site said when she met him in Hawaii during POTC filming, he did not flirt with her, but was very polite and spoke highly of Vanessa. Back in 1998, he agreed to partner with Van when she told him she was pregnant, even though I doubt he would have ever gone back to her otherwise. He’s given her an extraordinarily privileged life she would never have had otherwise, even as a star in France. When his career exploded, he used his influence to help his friends get work. The bloatedness and weight gain you’re ridiculing him for is due to the drinking, which is due to the misery from the breakup. If they’ve been separated for almost 2 years, of course he would date other people; she did, too. Everybody loved him when he was on top of the world, but now that he’s a little down, you’re kicking him. Human nature – that’s what is sad. I’m worried about both Johnny & Vanessa – they seem very distraught.

  58. Aqua says:

    You know after hearing and reading about all the celebrity couples who have split up or who have files for divorce in the last few months I’m really keeping my fingers crossed for these two.

  59. SecretLover says:

    Why don’t you people just leave Johnny alone. He is having a hard time dealing with all going on. No he isn’t with Amber, Angelina or Eva. In fact don’t be suprised if he is in love with a totally normal, non celebrity woman and just wants normal in his life and the romance and the being in love, but hasn’t wanted to hurt his kids!!