Vanessa Paradis is totally over Johnny Depp & his engagement to Amber Heard

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We don’t have those new photos of Vanessa Paradis with her short hair – go here to see. I have no idea what possessed Vanessa to cut off her locks and then CURL the short ‘do into something resembling a 1950s grandma ‘do. Vanessa debuted the new hairstyle around the same time that Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were confirming that yes, they are engaged. Bedhead covered that last Friday. My thoughts? I’m glad you asked. I do think it’s mostly mid-life crisis BS from Johnny, but I just don’t see in what world Johnny and Amber make sense long-term. He loves scarves, she loves vadge. This will never work.

Anyway, how does Vanessa feel about this mess? Considering she was with Johnny for some-odd… what? Fifteen, sixteen years? All that time, two kids and no proposal. Which, for all we know, was as much Vanessa’s decision as Johnny’s. So Us Weekly says that Depp gave Vanessa a heads up and she wished him well:

No trouble in Paradis. Less than two years after ending his 14-year relationship with longtime love Vanessa Paradis, Johnny Depp is engaged to Amber Heard. Despite their 14 years and two children together, a source exclusively tells the new Us Weekly that Paradis — who never wed Depp — is not upset by her ex’s engagement.

In fact, when Depp, 50, called to share his news, “Vanessa wished him happiness,” says a pal of the star. “No drama.”

Depp and Heard, 27, met on the set of The Rum Diary and began dating in June 2012, shortly after the actor’s split from Paradis, 41. Sources confirmed to Us last week that the costars are engaged. The actress was spotted stepping out in West Hollywood on Jan. 13 wearing a huge diamond sparkler on her ring finger.

“The proposal happened a couple of months ago,” reveals a Heard friend. “She just hasn’t been wearing the ring.”

Paradis, mom to Lily-Rose, 14, and Jack, 11, has moved on from her romance with Depp. Now dating French pop star Benjamin Biolay, 41, “she’s not bitter,” says a pal. “She’s happy.”

Paradis certainly looked happy while grabbing lunch with hairstylist John Nollet in L.A. on Jan. 15 — and debuting a new ‘do. The French actress and singer cut off her long blonde locks, and styled a short, brunette curly hairstyle.

[From Us Weekly]

I think the “no drama” comes from A) a nice, healthy financial settlement from Depp and B) the fact that Vanessa is probably happy to be rid of Scarfy McMid-Life-Crisis. That being said, if and when Amber gets knocked up, it might be a different story for Vanessa. Right now Vanessa is fine because she’s still the woman who had Johnny’s best years and she’s the mother of his children. But what happens if Amber thinks the best way to get ahead in Hollywood is to not only be Mrs. Depp but to have Johnny’s baby too?

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  1. Leah says:

    She had him at her best. Amber gets the geriatric years. Win win for Vanessa.

    • YuYa says:

      My thoughts exactly.

      • cool says:

        psysically-yes.And so did he.But you can’t really jugde a person by the way he looks.Of course he got old and so did she.I am pretty sure-though many of you will disagree-that he hasn’t changed as a person.He’s still the guy who spends hours talking to fans,the guy who everyone next to him says he is the best and the guy who can’t speak in public.Looks isn’t everything.As for the marriage,I don’t think it will happen.However I don’t think there is any reason at all to spread hate.It’s simple.Life goes on

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      …and now she gets Biolay, who is nothing to sneeze at.
      Go Vanessa!

      • Myrto says:

        Really? Well Vanessa clearly has a type because Benjamin Biolay always seems like he doesn’t shower enough, as evidenced by his constant greasy hair.
        Don’t get what women see in that guy.

      • Maureen says:

        She’s with B. Biolay?? I had no idea. I love his music! I’m not a huge fan and I know nothing about him except he used to be with Chiara Mastrioanni, but I do love a few of his songs. Fantastic French pop!

      • amilu says:

        I had to Google him, and I found this video of the two of them singing together. Pretty hot!

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7K_aWXp80Qw

    • Talie says:

      I always think that about Gwyneth too with Brad and Ben — she had them at their best and left the scraps behind.

      • Migdalia says:

        Id hardley call the Brad Pitt of today being “scraps” or her being with him at his best. If you’re talking looks wise I can see it. Personally I wasn’t all into the 90s pretty boy Brad Pitt, same with Leo DiCaprio.

      • TC says:

        Totally agree Migdalia. I prefer the “partner and father of six Brad” rather than “Ken doll Brad.” Getting older has only made him much more interesting.

      • Luca26 says:

        I think Vanessa had Johnny at his best career wise at the peak of his earning power and helped him do some successful (even if not as artistic as his earlier work) work by being a stable home base. As soon as their relationship fell apart the cracks showed in his film work.
        As far as Brad-he is definitely not the same looks wise as he was 20 years ago but his career, his philanthropy, etc make him much more appealing now.

      • Frieda says:

        Brad’s appealing to Angie anyway since she usually goes after guys with an edge and Brad has a thing for changing his look according to what woman he’s with at the moment. He now seems to try his best to look like Angie’s ex Billy Bob Thornton with that scruffy unkempt look of his. I never believed Angie completely got over that breakup. There’s no other excuse for Brad to look like that. They have money to hire nannies so he can go and get a shave and have a bath. As for Amber Heard……it doesn’t matter how Johnny looks for now since she’s riding on a GRAVY TRAIN. Money, mag covers, movie roles,etc.etc……..

      • TC says:

        ^^In the nine years Brad has been with Angie, he’s had MULTIPLE LOOKS, many due to his film work – short hair (Jesse James, Burn After Reading, Inglorious Basterds, Tree of Life, Moneyball), mid-length (Killing Them Softly, World War Z), long hair (The Counselor, 12 Years a Slave) and he’s been scruffy, full beard or clean-shaven. He’s never had one specific look since 2005. He changes up his look for his films, which is what actors do. Not quite sure what pipe you’re smokin’.

    • dorothy says:

      Couldn’t have said it better.

    • Carla says:

      That’s probably because he was younger and not because she had some spells on him. He is 50 and not 80 to be in his geriatric years. He had Vanessa at her best too! She is not aging well and looking as pretty as she did ages ago these days is she?

    • ncmagnolia says:

      Precisely so.

      I am beyond disappointed in Johnny McScarves. I will never feel the same way about him, and I truly believe Amber will continue to make a fool of him. So much love for Vanessa!

  2. frisbeejada says:

    Fine, she’s happy, good for her and I wish her all the best but why do we need to know this? Whose publicist has put this out to the media. I seem to remember US weekly is owned by Jan Wenner who is a close friend of Johnny Depp’s which is surprising considering how ‘private’ they have been about this relationship…

    • Leah says:

      Its probably coming from Depps publicist since its a Jan Wenner publication. The response to Depps engagement has been quite negative and its been all about how he didn’t marry Vanessa the mother of his children but proposed to this hollywood blonde 25 years his junior. I think this story is meant to take the heat off Depp. Vanessa has kept it a pretty dignified silence since their separation and its Depp and his team who has fed the tabloids stories.That said i believe this story, i think she has moved on as much as he has.

      • frisbeejada says:

        I think you are right as are those commentators who believe she moved on long ago

      • AG-UK says:

        MARRIES is the key word. He loves to be engaged but he has only been married once I think. She is probably thinking good riddance and now she doesn’t have to hide her scarves

      • frisbeejada says:

        And she can fill the bathroom with soap and toothpaste and nobody will scream and run away….

      • Lou Bug says:

        More than likely is coming from Depp’s camp. Especially since US has spent the past 2 years bashing Vanessa and trying to make the breakup her fault. I highly doubt they have any insider source in her camp.
        Vanessa doesn’t play the publicity game anyway.

      • Shannon1972 says:

        “….now she doesn’t have to hide her scarves”….Hahahaha!!! That just struck me so funny. Love it. :D

      • Shantal says:

        I think the reason Johnny and Vanessa were never engaged is that SHE didn’t want to be. After all, he has been engaged to every girl he’s dated other than Vanessa.

  3. Ice Maiden says:

    Obviously I don’t know any of the people concerned, but I doubt Vanessa would give a toss whether or not Amber reproduces. She has kids and a career of her own. She’s been a big star in France since well before she met Depp, and I just can’t see her allowing her life to be defined by him. Remember that from what we know, she was the one who didn’t want marriage, not him. I have no reason to doubt her when she tells us she is WELL over Depp and his scarves.

    • Kiddo says:

      I think she may have been over Depp for a while before they broke up. Having been together that long, and not having to endure a messy divorce, they probably are cordial to one another.

      • Ice Maiden says:

        Yes – from what I understand (which could be completely wrong) their relationship had ended well before they formally announced their split, and had probably been going downhill for years before that. I’ve certainly never got the impression that Vanessa tried to cling on to Johnny, and it does seem that they’re probably on good terms now, which is much better for their children.

      • Kiddo says:

        I’m not getting a ‘needy’ vibe from her at all. But I do feel like Johnny may be that way, I’m not entirely sure why.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I have a feeling that Depp is really high-maintenance, which-let’s face it-is not unusual for an actor. I also agree that Paradis has likely been over it for a while.

      • Kiddo says:

        This gives me some level of sympathy for Amber, as much as she is despised on this site. I think if they break up, everyone will blame her for using him, where in reality, he might be the one who is exhausting. Just saying, balancing the perspective out.

      • Shannon1972 says:

        I think you make a good point Kiddo. If this is truly love, then it would he very sad to have the world looking down on Amber during what should be a very happy time. Johnny is just getting ridicule, and it’s unusual to see his team do this type of damage control. If it’s a career strategy for Amber, then it is backfiring terribly. I don’t see a the upside for her here unless she thinks she can pull an Angelina. That won’t work for Amber at all. Plus, I can totally see how Johnny could be needy and high maintenance. I really hope it’s love.
        The odd thing is that this story only make Vanessa more cool, and doesn’t really help Amber at all. It kind of fuels the fire. All that’s left to silence the naysayers is a Depp/Heard baby. Boy, have I gotten sadly cynical about celebrity relationships….

      • Kiddo says:

        I look at it this way, she’s a beautiful young woman who was given attention by the guy who is so beloved (on this site and elsewhere, to the point it made people hate her), of course she was taken in with the glitz, glamor and the affections of an older, more experienced actor who might enable her career. He, as an aging heart throb, no doubt, was more than flattered to be seen as attractive by the sexy young thing, especially after being in a long term relationship with an independent woman who probably grew tired of blowing wind into his sails. I think characterizing Amber as merely a manipulative social/career climber, is so one dimensional, it’s a bit ridiculous. It could be that she is that person, but it doesn’t mean that she doesn’t also have a genuine attraction and/or love for him, and vice versa.

      • EVERYTHING you said Kiddo–I agree. It’s ridiculous.

        Did I think Amber was a little famehoey when she did that phone interview (where the interviewer could hear JD telling her to come back to bed and calling her baby), and was saying she didn’t want to talk about JD because she’s an artiste? YES.

        But beyond that—she hasn’t done anything. She hasn’t called the paps–I think they’ve been photographed together 3-4 times in all last year. I don’t think Amber is a good actress—I won’t say she is outright horrible, but all she plays are generic, hot girl roles–but I saw ‘Rum Diaries’ and her and Johnny’s interaction is the only reason I watched the movie–they had really good chemistry.

        So I don’t really think it’s a publicity move—but he could be helping her out with getting work, introducing her to people. I don’t think that’s necessarily wrong. But I don’t think you can define their relationship as him just looking for a piece of hot tail (which is probably part of it), and her looking for $$$$$ (which is probably partly true)–I do think they genuinely love each other. I saw this pap video of them, while they were in Berlin, for Lone Ranger promo. The paps were outside a restaurant (I think they followed the van), and Johnny got out and saw the van, he went up to the paps and started talking to them, while Amber got the kids out and into the restaurant. She didn’t look at the cameras once, while Johnny kept glancing back to see if they went in yet.

        Anyway, basically I think that Johnny’s been the same as he has always been, so I don’t get the freak out.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Right, but we make up personalities for celebrities and invent our own narratives about their relationships ALL THE TIME. If creative and fanciful interpretations of Hollywood relationships cease to exist, then we have no celeb gossip. Simple as that.

        I think your summation is probably pretty accurate, Kiddo, but do I feel bad for Amber? No not even a little bit. She knew what she was getting into when she made the decision to be a famous Hollywood actress and even more so, when she fell for Depp. Say what you want about Heard, but she does not strike me as even a little bit naïve.

      • Kiddo says:

        O’Kitt, Didn’t say she was naive. But I don’t see her as the She-Monster who cast a spell on a poor unsuspecting innocent man with no autonomy. People hate her most because she is with Depp. Even though she is with him, I only know about her because of this site. I don’t see her plastered everywhere. Maybe she’s a bad actress, I’ve never seen her in anything, if so then she joins the ranks of plenty of other bad actresses, she’s not alone.

        I know we do sort of fill in the blanks with famous people. I guess I just feel badly for the ones who take the most wrath with nary a crime, KWIM? She didn’t break up a marriage, she didn’t kill anyone, she doesn’t call paps, toss eggs, drive drunk, and so on.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        “She didn’t break up a marriage, she didn’t kill anyone, she doesn’t call paps, toss eggs, drive drunk, and so on. ”

        Neither did Ben Affleck, Kate Bosworth, Lena Dunham, Ashton Kutcher, Blake Lively, Gwyneth Paltrow, Amanda Kerr, Wilmer Valderrama, Ryan Seacrest…I could go on and on..yet all the aforementioned people are almost universally reviled on this site.

        I understand what you’re getting at and I see the merit of it, I really do, but I gave up the fight for objectivity and understanding after a year of commenting on this site. It’s a futile battle because you won’t change anyone’s mind—the battle lines have already been drawn. Celebrities are polarizing figures and people adore the idea of forming an impression about a virtual stranger based on hearsay–that’s where the ‘escapism’ comes in. I used to think celeb gossip sites was a cesspool of negativity and harshness, but now I think it’s just a harmless outlet for most people. People hate Michelle Williams for what they perceive to be “famehoing” in the wake of her husband’s death and hate Carey Mulligan because she doesn’t smile enough. I love both of them and I don’t get the hate, but I don’t try to defend them or fight for them anymore. Eh.

        I have a feeling I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know, so forgive me if it sounds patronizing. I just meant to say that I used to pose similar arguments in hopes of getting people to ease up with the judgment but I soon realized that this is a judgy place where people come to judge. Now I not only embrace the judgment but I partake in it and I’m a lot happier here ;)

        If you start to feel too sympathetic towards Amber, just remember that she’s a beautiful young woman who’s about to marry a talented millionaire. Yes, she lost the celeb gossip popularity contest and has to deal with the false perceptions of her love life, but she’s still better off than most of us.

      • Kiddo says:

        Sorry for being a killjoy…hate away!

        *She may be better off financially, but I’m not jealous of her romantic circumstances.

    • Artemis says:

      Paradis is known for ditching boyfriends though. There are at least 2 guys (Kravitz and a French music dude) that talked about Paradis in glowing terms but also said she really cut them off when it was over. Like not even a damn call.

      I realise she was young back then (early 20s) but I also think she’s very strong and not dreamy or sweet as her looks might suggest. She also said in an interview back in the days that they tamed each other in response to the various claims that she tamed Depp.

      • goldie77 says:

        Johnnys PR people are working on overdrive on this for damage control, which is plainly obvious. They were involved during the filming of Rum Diary, people who worked on the set KNOW what really happened… When any public figure starts to become inconsistent with the manufactured image they’ve been putting out, people are going to notice, like this situation-everyone is trying to hard here to make this a legit, likeable couple. There is ALOT of backstory here friends, ALOT.

  4. tifzlan says:

    Amber’s bisexual right? So she doesn’t JUST love vadge. So there’s like, a 2% chance that it’ll work (98% no because of the whole midlife crisis thing). Have they set a date or an estimate of when the wedding is to take place? Because i can’t even imagine them making it to the aisle. But who am i to say? Weirder things have happened.

    • Seán says:

      I think the “She likes vadge so it’s not going to work” quote is pretty ignorant. I’ve spoken about this before on this site but I have a good friend who is bisexual…he’s been in relationships with both women and men…and he gets so much derision from both his straight and gay friends. Basically, a vast majority of people believe bisexuality is a myth. According to others, he’s just in denial about being gay or he is being greedy. People are so judgmental. I can’t say what his “true sexuality” is for sure but I believe him when he says he likes both girls and guys.

      According to him, a couple of girls ended it with him because they didn’t want to be with a man who is “thinking about penis”. I think there’s a common misconception that bisexuals won’t be happy unless they’re regularly getting sex from both men and women. My friend has been going out with a girl for the last year and a half and thankfully she is very understanding. He says that sex with a woman and sex with a man is obviously different but he doesn’t have a particular preference and never thinks about being with another man (or another woman) when with his girlfriend.

      Ultimately, bisexuals just have a wider pool of attraction to people but if they commit themselves to someone and aren’t an asshole or don’t have any other problems that might end a relationship, then they can be just as faithful and happy as anyone who veers more towards one side in sexuality. I think to assume that Amber Heard’s relationship with Depp will end in tears because she’ll ultimately realise she’s a lesbian and will start craving vaginas (as implied in the article) is such an ignorant statement to make.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Truthfully, I think the comment was meant to be a silly joke, but I do agree with you about how misconstrued bisexuality is.

    • Bridgett says:

      Part of the issue is that prior to her engagement to Depp, there was a lot of talk that she was in fact actually a lesbian, but referred to herself as bisexual because it was more palateable to the masses – this was as she was getting a publicity push to really raise her profile. Now, do I know if it’s true? No clue. Just explaining why she would be discussed in those terms.

      • Seán says:

        I’m not humourless or easily offended. I get that the line was supposed to be a throwaway joke that we weren’t supposed to focus in on too much. But there’s been numerous articles on this site where celebrities “joke” or causally dismiss something and they get hell for it! I’m not saying Kaiser (whose write-ups I mostly enjoy) deserves hell for making her comment but I did just want to point out that bisexuals are commonly dismissed or not taken seriously or joked about. Having seen my friend regularly get shit for being bi on a first-hand level, I can’t imagine how irritating it must be for him or how a couple of his friends/partners just don’t trust him or believe him to be dishonest.

        I’m also tired of mutual friends speculating about “whether he’s straight or gay” rather than just taking his word for it that he’s bisexual. Not only is it fruitless and boring, I’m just not a fan of judging others or speculating about how “honest” they are. Especially when honesty within that context is only important when it comes to him and any partners he’s with. And some of these people are big gay rights activists too yet they continue to view sexuality as completely black and white territory. Anyway, I’m launching a bit of a tirade which I didn’t mean to do and a lot of this is just running with one line and bringing off-topic things into the comment. Apologies about that. I just wanted to make a point that bisexuals have a right to be accepted and believed just as much as any other “minority”.

      • The way she came out was that she came out as dating a woman–not as a ‘lesbian’….which, yeah I get it. I was really confused when the rumors started up that she was with Johnny (when she really was with Tasya). She’s dated men (at least publically) before Tasya.

  5. BendyWindy says:

    Or maybe there’s no drama because they’re all adults?

  6. Kelly says:

    I am so over this supposed love-triangle.

  7. QQ says:

    Of course she is happy, that unwashed aging rocker in a midlife crisis ken doll with horrific smoker’s teeth is someone else’s problem

  8. blue marie says:

    I’m not going to lie, when I cut my hair short it looks like Vanessa’s does now. It is why I only allow trim’s, cause I’m too young to look like Sofia Petrillo.

    I bet she’s happy to be rid of him, I would be if I were her.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Well, on a positive note-you obviously have nice, naturally-curly hair.
      But yeah, I’m not loving that look on her…maybe if she lightened a shade or two to a nice honey-blonde it would look less…..severe.

    • Uhhh says:

      She looks like a 48 year old Felicity. That isn’t a compliment.

    • Nikkie says:

      It looks like her natural curl pattern. As long as she loved her hair cut that’s all that matters.

    • greenmonster says:

      I’ll have to admit, I like you very much – just for mentioning Sofia Petrillo :)

      • Shannon1972 says:

        Yes, a million props for the Sophia reference!! :)

      • Tulip Garden says:

        Props from me too! Also, as long as Vanessa doesn’t break out the wicker-ish handbag and the orthopedic shoes, I can let the haircut go!

  9. Frida_K says:

    Benjamin Biolay is more attractive than Johnny by far. Granted, he looks like a wussified Benicio del Toro, ok, but still. If I had to choose between BB and JD, I’d force Benny B to quit smoking and then I’d bang him like a barn door. Vanessa is with the cooler guy and, as others have noted, she got Johnny in his good years.

    She’s not over there in France crying into her wine glass. Not even.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      THAT’S who he reminds me of! Del Torro.

      I think Biolay is hot though…I approve.

    • angie says:

      I think Benjamin Biolay looks like the love child of Benicio Del toro and Andy Serkis (gollum in lords of the ring). Someone on a site said Del Toro, Serkis, Biolay and Jack White could be brother, Lmao.
      http://www.flopod.fr/blog/2010/07/17/del-toro-andy-serkis-benjamin-biolay-jack-white/

    • Carla says:

      Are you serious? Have you actually seen Johnny’s latest pictures? He is looking amazing these days and her new boyfriend is not a batch on him.

      • Mia says:

        Are we talking looks or substance? I think Johnny went for looks so he upgraded to a younger model. Amber Heard might be pretty, in a bland way, but she doesnt have a batch on Benjamin artistically or IQ wise. So i guess it depends what you want, substance or eye candy? Clearly Johnny went for the latter.

  10. We'll.. says:

    She cut her hair for a movie role. It’s not a breakup or reaction to the engagement cut.

  11. L says:

    Her hair is naturally curly right? She’s prob been doing blowout or had it chemically straightened, and then when she cut it all off the curl came back.

    I love it. She looks like a young Kerri Russell when she had short hair.

    • Mrs. Darcy says:

      Thank you! My naturally curly hackles went up when I saw the curl bashing in this article, though quite why she would wear it curly at an awkward length and straighten when it’s longer and would look nicer curly I have no idea (I have grown through that stage she is at now twice now after a pixie cut, it is hard to make cute). Agree re:Keri Russell, she is such a curl self loather, makes me sad she looked much better curly imo. I never thought I would get over my Johnny Depp love, but in the past year he has pretty much obliterated any respect or admiration I had for him. Now he’s just icky to me – team Vanessa.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      I have naturally-curly hair too.
      Growing up in the 90s, I always longed for it to be straight (I actually ironed it with an IRON because you couldn’t find flat-irons back then) but now that I’m in my 30s I LOVE it. I just love the versatility of being able to wear it straight or curly. That gets a bit limited when you have it as short as Paradis’s hair is, though.

      Anyway, Curly-Haired Gals Unite!

      • L says:

        Yay for the curly haired ones. :)

        I’m thinking she had to cut it that short because of the damage from having it chemically straightened (a japanese or keratin straightening) Starting over fresh. Had to do that myself after years of chemical straightening sessions, to much hair dye, and flat irons. Within reason, I just now let the hair do as it pleases.

      • Mrs. Darcy says:

        TheOriginalKitten:-) I know, I loved having natural curls as a teen in the 90′s when perms were all the rage yet my hair still wasn’t “right”. It takes a lot of time to accept being curly…that said

        L: I confess I had a keratin treatment myself a few months ago. I’m weak, I caved. I genuinely like my curls, just wanted to see if it would make them easier to deal with. I was not thrilled in the end- it was just not me and washed out quicker than they are supposed to so maybe it was a blessing. It must really damage your hair if you keep doing it I imagine. I think Vanessa P. has quite fine fluffy curls though so maybe she does just straighten manually.

      • lunchcoma says:

        Consider yourself lucking, Mrs. Darcy. I did Japanese hair straightening and then keratin treatments for several years, and after a number of treatments, my hair was just completely wrecked. I ended up spending about two years wearing headbands all the time as I chopped off some of the damaged hair and waiting for some more healthy hair to grow back.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        So you ladies recommend the keratin treatment or not? Can you still wear your hair curly with it or does it make your hair straight?

        What’s the difference between the Japanese treatment and the Brazilian one?

      • Mrs. Darcy says:

        TheOriginalKitten: I guess it depends on your hair type (don’t know if you do CG?) I have mostly 3a curls that pretty much were obliterated by the treatment I had. Some days I liked it, I really loved it being soft and swishy and reduced in volume. But it wouldn’t hold a curl at all, and I still had a layer of top frizz that annoyed me to no end and was impervious to any products. I was hoping to have my curls just loosened but was left with slight waves. I live in the U.K. so they are not as au fait w/all of the treatments, I wasn’t given a choice and realized on the day that it maybe wasn’t the treatment I thought I had booked in for – it was one called Liquid Keratin(she said), that washed out right there in the salon after application – I was expecting to do the three day one and skeptical as to how it would last as long as the original Keratin treatments. But I had bought it with a Groupon voucher for very cheap so was willing to go with it.

        So anyway I went on vacation and swam in pools and the ocean, knowing that this can wreck/wash the treatment, but the hairdresser insisted it would be fine and I didn’t need to use the special shampoos or anything (again I was very dubious as did a lot of research and knew you were supposed to avoid sulphates/salt,etc).

        Anyway cut to 6 weeks later and the treatment started to go dramatically, it was all but gone after two months. I did have some breakage (I think the stylist was at fault, I would be careful about where I had this done again). All of this said I would maybe try it again, because I don’t think the treatment she used on my hair was the best you can get, I would just maybe go to a salon that knows what they are doing and be more careful – I admit I may have sped up/sabotaged the process but it was because I wasn’t thrilled with the result. My hair is now virtually as it was 3 months after treatment, though it is less curly by day two and still requiring less product. I LOVE the idea of not having to use product in my hair, and I was largely product free aside from experiments with the layer of frizz.

        I would heed lunchcoma too though, the best results with these treatments seem to be women who limit themselves to doing it a couple of times a year. I have heard a lot of similar stories to you lunchcoma, it’s why I waited so long to do it. I’m sorry your hair got wrecked. I think they use far too high a heat in a lot of cases, I know it has to be sealed in to the hair but curly hair is finer and weaker than straight in many cases and they overdo it I think. Plus let’s be honest it is chemical nastiness. The girl doing mine wore a mask and gave me tissues to use but the smell was unreal.

        The Japanese treatment is permanent I think(?), you get curls only when the roots come in, whereas the BK or Keratin washes out in a few months. ok sorry for length, hope it helps some. Lots of good threads about it on naturallycurly.com, etc. if you are interested.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        That site is cool…I’m 3c curls too.

        Thanks for the description of your experience..I have a couple friends who did it and loved it but they have much shorter hair than mine.

        If it strips my natural curl then I don’t want it anyway. I’d rather spend more time getting ready in the AM than lose my curl.

        So do you know if there was formaldehyde in the treatment you got? Because I remember a recent thread on here where people were discussing the keratin treatment and some said it is only damaging if the formaldehyde is in it..or something..

      • bob says:

        As someone who always ate their crusts, I concur.

    • Mrs. Darcy says:

      YW, I honestly don’t know. They say no formeldahyde in most of the salon treatments, and they said this at the place I went to, but I have read a few places that say they can legally say “no formeldahyde” because it’s biologically a component away, but it is in essence the same thing. I decided it was worth it to try once. I have seen some beautiful results on 3c hair, just being loosened a bit/de-frizzed. The main reason I did it was to reduce frizz but all it did was strip my curl and make my hair finer/softer. I should say it straightened no problem though, if I wanted straight hair it would have been perfect which I know is what a lot of women want from it. Not sure if they have it where you are, but the Organix home kit is supposed to be pretty good, I am thinking of trying it. :-)

      • bob says:

        I have very frizzy, very fine 3a/2c hair, and the absolute best thing for the frizz has been Argan oil, the proper stuff. It’s really hard to get the exact amount – I set my parting, use four pipette drops on wet hands, and gently rub/tap the top. Then scrunch the ends and middle with whatever goo I’ve got to hand; homemade stuff at the moment. Frizz be gone!

      • Mrs. Darcy says:

        bob: Good to know thanks – I have been hesitant about splashing out on the real stuff because my hair doesn’t handle oil well in general. I do use coconut oil as a pre-shampoo treatment sometimes though :-)

  12. heidi says:

    Vanessa looks like Morticia in the Adams family.

  13. Jayna says:

    They were married for all intents and purposes, lived like a married couple. I have no doubt he asked her to marry him at some point and she said no. He asks all his women to marry him. Why wouldn’t he with the one woman he lasted with and had babies with? I don’t think she needed
    it.

    Poor Amber gets him after 50 when he looks beat, not sexy. Vanessa had him in his best years. But her short, curly hair looks awful in that photo, ages her.

  14. Kelly says:

    Just saw the new hairstyle – I love it! She looks like a little doll.

    • bns says:

      I love it, too. I don’t get the hate for it. Vanessa is so sexy and cool she can pull off almost anything.

  15. eliza says:

    I see no big deal here. They fell out of love, went their separate ways, moved on in their lives. Why such hate for Depp? Paradis obviously wanted no part of marriage and lived happily with him until the relationship ran it’s course. He’s with a much younger woman, big deal, so are thousands of men and women. Everyone clutching their pearls like this has never happened before.

    • Shannon1972 says:

      Eh, I don’t think it’s pearl clutching as much as it’s Depp fan girls who discovered he’s a regular guy. The myth has been shattered. I don’t know, I’ve always had a bit of a crush on him, and I’m not really one for celeb crushes. He seemed larger than life, and I loved his offbeat roles and willingness to take chances, This whole thing disappoints me because it seems like such a cliche, and that would be fine for most actors, but Depp always seemed different. I’m not hating on Amber at all. Its just like seeing behind the curtain and finding that Oz is a regular man.

    • Tulip Garden says:

      Well, of course, this has happened before that’s why it is cliché! That’s also why it’s so damn heartbreaking (b/c fans wanted to think better of him) and funny (because…silver lining to giving up their Depp crush!

  16. Mayday says:

    people forget about vanessa that she is a HUGE star in france and has been for years and has her own stuff going on. she DGAF.

    • bobbisue says:

      +1000
      I will never forget the awe I felt when first seeing her on the enormous birdcage swing in the chanel ad. She is other-wordly.

    • John Wayne Lives says:

      Omg she is so over rated. And aging badly. But then again, I just dont get why Amber H is a thing.. Her acting is meh, and her looks are averagely attractive at best.

  17. NYC_girl says:

    I just picture Amber in Zombieland getting hit in the head with the toilet tank cover. Twice!

  18. serena says:

    Awful hair! She looks like an old lady now!

  19. Stef Leppard says:

    He has a type, doesn’t he? Doe-eyed.

  20. bns says:

    I love her. Major downgrade for Johnny.

  21. Nerd Alert says:

    You know, it’s really hard to be bitter if you’re happy in your own right.

    Also, given Johnny’s # of engagements vs. Vanessa’s? Yeah it was totally her choice to not marry him, and it looks like she made the right one.

  22. my .02 says:

    Everyone these days wants ironed-straight, obviously fake-colored hair (ie: dyed blonde even when their eyebrows are dark). I looked at the before and after pictures and thought the opposite of that article (and yours) – before, her hair was all fried-looking, and now it looks natural, shiny and gorgeous.

    I also love the way she’s just flipping the paps off – she’s fine with not saying anything, but she’s sure as shit not going to help prop up Johnny’s public image trying to defend his mid-life crisis engagement. She’s moved on (taste in men aside – that guy needs a bath and a haircut!) and is doing her own thing. You go, girl!

  23. Cazzee says:

    At least he called her to tell her he was getting engaged! My ex-husband and I work in the same field, and I learned about his remarriage during a job interview. Seriously.

    To put it mildly, it was an awkward moment between me and the interviewer when it became clear that I had no idea my ex had remarried…

    • That’s cold. I don’t know if you two had kids or anything, but I think that the only way you should ever being sharing that info, is if you do in fact work together—if there was anyway you’d run into each other on a daily basis, if you had kids, or if you became friendly.

      I guess it’s harder when you’re in the public eye–but then you can communicate through agents and managers and not even have to talk to each other.

  24. break says:

    Having a wife who is less than 15 years older than your daughter is so damn creepy… especially if you are almost 40 years older than said daughter.

  25. No says:

    His best years were with Kate Moss…he looked gorgeous with her.
    Vanessa received him looking great and left him looking like shit! no thanks to her in the look department
    Amber has rehabilitated his look…too many time without see him so good looking as he was in the Lone Ranger promo tour or until recently, in the Paul McCartney’s video, he looked SO HANDSOME.
    Until the blonde hair came…but not blames to Amber. I blame that “Mortdecai” role

    About Vanessa. what a downgrade dating Benjamin Biolay! he is like the un-cool version of Benicio del Toro! she deserves something a little better, me think…

  26. MAC says:

    Vanessa did many interviews where she said outright she did not want to be married. What has a large financial settlement got to do with keeping her mouth shut. She only does press and interviews for what she is or was working on and nothing else.

  27. laura says:

    Not to forget that Vanessa was pregnant within the first months of dating Johnny depp. In france she is well known because her family had connections with the show business, she does not have a voice and no talent. She is very annoying and has a very low IQ! Amber seems way smarter and is way prettier Than VP.

  28. bobbisue says:

    I think Amber is a serious demotion. If you grew up in or ever lived in Paris/France you know what a rockstar Vanessa is. She was a model, she can act and she can sing, and she is very much her own person. She cut her hair, SO WHAT? It may suit her life style now. This reminds me of the flack Kerri Russell caught. Women are allowed to have short hair if they please.

  29. m says:

    am i the only person on here that thinks amber is already pregnant, and thats why they’re engaged? or maybe that’s why they got engaged, because they wanted a kid together? johnnys ex is lucky even if he does have a kid with amber, she was in a relationship with him during his *most attractive* phase. plus, his movies weren’t as bad as they are nowadays.

  30. Ginger says:

    “He likes scarves. She likes vadge.” That had me laughing like a maniac! I’m sure Amber is going to lock this down with a baby.

  31. Mia says:

    At least Vanessa got a real “artiste “( Benjamin Biolay) poor Johnny got a pretend” artiste” ( Amber Heard)

  32. lrm says:

    doesn’t he always ‘get engaged’? kate moss, wynona-I think there were rumors he and vanessa were engaged for awhile,too…
    but it was covered in the media (and probably several times here on celebitchy!) over the years, that Vanessa didn’t want to get married.

    I”m sure that topic has been discussed here before, b/c she was interviewed a few times and the question came up…over the years she was with JD.

    Amber heard is NOT smart in interveiws-she comes off like a dolt. And the acting I’ve seen is truly bad. Like she is trying to emulate ScarJo’s style, actually, on screen. I’m not into her.

    As far as Paradis, I’ve only seen her in one movie-a comedy a couple of years ago-she was great. Funny, poised, self assured. I don’t mind her, and I don’t know if there’s truth that in france she’s seen as a product of nepotism and has no talent.

  33. Flor says:

    Man, didn’t Vanessa look miserable next to Johnny Depp? Amber, on the other hand, looks bored. I would. I don’t know but I just think she’ll get bored to death pretty soon. How old is she again?

  34. Leah says:

    I have no doubt she is totally over him because hey, aren’t we all? Seriously.

  35. whateveryouwantittobe says:

    I imagine she cut her hair short because of damage or something and is allowing it to grow out naturally. She appears to be a secure and confident woman with enough substance to not give a fuck about looking the way other people expect her to.

  36. Maya says:

    Vanessa is French – enough said. She has been and will also in the future deal with it is a classy and dignified way.

    Don’t have worry at all because Vanessa will never pull a Jennifer Aniston by throwing pity parties or getting her friends to attack Amber or any future Amber/Johnny children even after years later.

    • Jayna says:

      You say it like she was dumped by him. I just don’t think that’s the way it went down. Jennifer was dumped, I wouldn’t put Vanessa in that box.

      • ElizabethLair says:

        I talked to his friend Joey Malone and yes JD did break up with Vanessa and no she didn’t see it coming. I mean think about it. He was on the boat kissing Vanessa just month or so before the rum diary tour. Then Amber and He sexted on the phone. He attended Vanessa’s concert and gave her a standing ovation. He and Vanessa was seemingly together according to his friends. He broke it off with Vanessa suddenly and you won’t hear that by Vanessa because of the big payout, house. She was mad in private. He spent most of the Rum Diary Tour drunk and falling down in the street. He sobered up for the Lone Ranger but seems to be on the downward spiral again. As he was photographed with Amber drinking again and it wasn’t the no beer he was drinking before. Even as to go as far as giving Lily Rose Wine she posted a picture of herself with Amber drinking. His daughter has been acting out. Youtube that one. You will see what she has been doing online twerking, drinking, she is 14 not 21 or even 18. But in Europe you can legally drink as that is where it happened. That is the only reason he was not charged with Child endangerment. Youtube for yourself. He is now saying he is Atheist too. Where as before he was claiming to being spiritual and joining the Comanche tribe. Do some research make your own conclusion. But I did not know anything until his close friend Joey Malone told me in person.

      • Oliver says:

        What do you mean by that?

  37. MyHiddles says:

    If I were Vanessa I doubt I would get too worked up about someone else having to deal with the Viagra years either.

  38. d says:

    When you part ways from a partner after years of difficulty and especially after that partner has made things difficult for you, the sense of liberation and joy you feel is wonderful and out of this world. I’ll *bet* Vanessa is over it! Man, she cut her hair, she looks like the weight of the world is off her shoulders…I’d bet good money she’s happy and free as a bird over this Amber Heard business and just laughs at all the nonsense. I would. “You can have him,” would be my approach.

  39. frisky says:

    Ahaha! So many fans “on denial” of Vanessa writing here (or maybe a few with many names). So he dumped him?, he asked her to marry him but she refused many times?, and he’s probably in love with her -in your mind- and asked Amber to marry him only to try to forget the perfect Vanessa. LOL
    Get real! But whatever makes you happy, go on with fantasies.
    The new hair is so unflattering. Hope is for a role as Johnny blonde hair
    And in what planet Benjamin Biolay looks better than Johnny? LOL! Biolay is plain ugly. No excuse on that

  40. homegrrrral says:

    I guess I’m generalizing here, but I’ve had a French Lover for decades, and I can’t quit him. There’s an honestly and complexity about his attitudes that fill in and assist what’s missing from American culture. I understand why he Loved Vanessa but could never possess her; I’m imagining it was Vanessa who moved on. Her new man smolders.

  41. Helvetica says:

    She looks beautiful in that first picture.

    Vanessa is a class act, always has been. I love that you never heard too much about her, she always kept to herself and never badmouthed the Johnny.

  42. Jess says:

    I am so disapointed in Depp. He has lost so much respect from the public and his peers for the horrible way he has handled himself. First he cheated on Vanessa in 2009 when The Rum Diary was filming with this bimbo. He lied to Vanessa about his affair and ultimately ended up hurting her and leaving his family. And for what? To chase around this girl who is young enough to be his own child! lets not forget she was only 22 at the time when Johnny and Heard started their affair. It is wrong on so many levels and He knows it is wrong. I do not care how they try to spin this, the public is too smart and we all know the truth of the matter.

  43. Bobby says:

    I knew Depp was losing his mind when he publically defended Roman Polanski. You know the director who drugged and raped a little 13 year old girl? He raped her vaginally and in her anus. So it is no surprise to me that he thought nothing of sleeping with a 22 year old girl while he was involved with the mother of his children. He is and has always been attracted to young girls and apparently has not grown up, Even at the ripe old age of 50 he is still trying to act young and hip. I find him disgusting and he gives all men a bad name. I can assure you ladies that we are not all like Depp.

    • Terry says:

      He didn’t defend Roman Polanski he only asked why after so many years did the US authorities finally decide to go after him. He never said defended Polanski’s actions and say it is okay to rape a child. The US had many years before then to try to get him. The lady in question said this in 2011 :

      During a television interview on 10 March 2011, Samantha Geimer blamed the media, reporters, the court, and the judge for causing “way more damage to [her] and her family than anything Roman Polanski has ever done,” and stated that the judge was using her and a noted celebrity for his own personal gain from the media exposure

      In January, Geimer, who publicly forgave Polanski in 1997, filed a formal request that Los Angeles prosecutors drop the charges against him.

      “I have survived, indeed prevailed, against whatever harm Mr. Polanski may have caused me as a child,” she said at the time. “I got over it a long time ago.”