Johnny Depp is happy he didn’t start a family with anyone but Vanessa Paradis

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Does it get any better than hearing Johnny Depp talk about how much he loves his partner, French singer/actress/model Vanessa Paradis? More excerpts are coming out from Johnny’s cover interview with Vanity Fair, although the site still hasn’t put up the complete text. They do have a gorgeous Johnny Depp slideshow, though. I’m still waiting for my issue to come, and I’m starting to spin conspiracy theories about how my mailwoman is a rabid Johnny Depp fan. Did she steal my copy? Did she?

In this latest excerpt, Johnny is talking about how his life wasn’t “real” until he met Vanessa and they started having babies. Johnny says he is “glad” he waited to start a family with Vanessa rather than his ex-wife Lori Anne Allison or his ex-fiancées, Jennifer Grey, Winona Ryder and Kate Moss. Potentially, that could be way harsh (especially for Winona, who doesn’t seem over Johnny, in my opinion), but Johnny doesn’t make it sound like something mean:

Johnny Depp says he’s “glad” he didn’t start a family with his first wife.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star — who was married to make-up artist Lori Anne Allison from 1983-1986 — says he is pleased he didn’t have children until he got together with his current partner Vanessa Paradis.

“I’m glad I didn’t have children until Vanessa and I got together,” said Depp, who has two kids — Lily-Rose, 10, and seven-year-old Jack — with Paradis. “I think when you are young you are hoping that this person will be the right one, the one you are going to be in love with forever but sometimes you want that so much you create something that isn’t really there.”

“I went through a number of relationships when I was younger. I was very young when I married Lori Anne and probably it was because I was trying to create a situation.”

“We married in 1983 but it didn’t last very long and that was probably because I wasn’t ready to handle such a commitment.”

“I then got engaged to Jennifer Grey, Winona Ryder and Kate Moss but it wasn’t until I met Vanessa that life started to be real.”

[From Vanity Fair via Showbiz Spy]

Sigh. Johnny’s so lovely. Can you imagine being his girlfriend and having his babies and he talks about you this way? Vanessa Paradis is such a lucky bitch. And yet, I can’t hate her. She seems cool. And she seems to know that she’s a lucky bitch.

Back to Johnny’s exes, does it strike anyone else that Vanessa, Winona and Kate Moss could all be related, they look so much alike? Johnny sure has a type, doesn’t he? Petite women with huge eyes, high cheekbones and small chins. When he first got with Vanessa and I saw a picture of her, my first thought was “What happened to Kate Moss? She looks tired.”

Picture note by Celebitchy: Johnny Depp is shown on the set of the Rum Diaries (in a car) in Puerto Rico on 6/9/09. Credit: He is also shown on 6/4/09 laughing in a white shirt. Look at that co-worker who gets to kiss him goodbye! Credit: Fame Pictures. Vanessa Paradis is shown with Johnny at the 2008 Oscars. She is also shown performing on 3/8/08 and 7/15/08. Credit:

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  1. jennifer aniston says:


  2. GimmeABreak says:

    Funny…he loves her so much that he fully committed himself to everyone BUT her. Come again?

  3. Annie says:


    “That life started to be real”

    How friggin wonderful is this man? On top of being absolutely dashing, he’s unbelievably sweet.

  4. Diana says:

    Sigh, like the actor, like the man.

  5. bigcin says:

    It’s a little tacky to name names when you’re talking about how glad you are you didn’t settle down with your ex-loves. Especially when two of them (Winona and Kate) have not themselves settled into a happy home life.

    BTW none of those three women look anything like IMO.

  6. Kait says:

    GimmeABreak maybe it’s because he/they realize that being married doesn’t equal being fully committed. How many people, especially celebrities, do you know that don’t honor their marriage? Johnny and Vanessa have something much more than a piece of paper saying that they are legally bound to one another.

  7. Vivi says:

    You should see Vanessa in this interview, you could see she is so in love with Johnny. They make a good couple and hope they stay happy and content for a long time.

  8. wow says:

    yeah, Kaiser, I see the KAte Moss thing, definitely.

    When I first saw her, I thought, what happened to Christina Ricci?

  9. Call Me Al says:

    They seem to have it all.

  10. fizXgirl314 says:

    how tacky to be mentioning how much his ex girlfriends suck… jeez, is that necessary? i’m glad to know he’s into homely looking women though *Eyeroll*

    this guy bugs me.

  11. wow says:

    That’s a pretty deep statement for a man to say, but I thought they were already married. Not that it matters.

    I like them. I remember when she first came out as a young singer

  12. sarcra says:

    “I then got engaged to Jennifer Grey, Winona Ryder and Kate Moss but it wasn’t until I met Vanessa that life started to be real.”

    Does this quote sound odd to anyone else? It’s just odd to list your exes like that by first and last name. It almost sounds like name-dropping, but this is Johnny Depp. Then I was thinking maybe all he said was that he was engaged three times, and the mag inserted the names, but this is Vanity Fair and it’s in direct quotes. Just weird.

  13. annie says:

    she’s beautiful but whats with her teeth?

  14. flourpot says:

    Her hair looks fantastic in that video.

  15. Madelyn Rose says:

    I agree Kaiser, I have always thought that Winona, Kate and Vanessa look very much alike – delicate and doe-eyed with a pretty face.

    I don’t think either Winona or Kate are over him yet. To be fair, I wouldn’t be either! I just love him w Vanessa though. She is luminous. I used to be horrified by the gap between her teeth at first, but now I think it is utterly charming. Vanessa is a lucky lady indeed, but she seems so sweet, it makes me think she def. deserves Johnny!

  16. Trey says:

    Vivi: love the video! I started tearing up when she did too it was just tooooo cutteee!

    Good. Johnny Depp comes off as one of the best celebrity personalities in the media today and seeing him and her both so pleased with where they are just makes me all weepy. I hope it’s not that time of the month already! ;p

    I almost shudder to think of what would’ve happened if he had stuck with Kate Moss or Winona Ryder. Both seem unstable and into drugs irresponsibly enough that it probably would’ve screwed him up too. Go Johnny!

  17. Cinderella says:

    Even if he didn’t mention the exes, we all know who they are.

    I’m still pissed he didn’t start a family with ME.

  18. deemiller says:

    he’s the best…..

  19. K McFarlane says:

    GimmeABrea, being engaged is not fully committed – in the eyes of the law or even ethically. In any case, why do you assume that he’s the one who doesn’t want to marry? Vanessa’s never been engaged to anyone.

  20. AMy says:

    I really like them because of their commitment to each other. But, with the amount of money that they have why can Vanessa not fix that gap in her teeth? Shes so beautiful, but come on….

  21. debra says:

    Funny.. that is almost the exact same thing Brad Pitt said about his relationship with Angelina Jolie. I guess they both found the right woman.. Good for them

  22. gee_gee says:

    They are an adorable couple and I don’t mind hearing stories like this. It is refreshing to hear.

  23. Rio says:

    Honestly, having briefly worked in the journalism biz, it wouldn’t surprise me if the “Jennifer Grey, Kate Moss, Winona Ryder” bit was…hm, ’embellished’? Basically, I could imagine him saying something like “I was engaged 3 times”– and the journalist adds “[to…]” to fill in the readers, but the editor omitting the brackets. That happens a lot, honestly.
    DAMN it’s been a long time since I’ve commented on anything, lol, I feel like a newbie again!

  24. aleach says:

    shes beautiful & so are her teeth. they make her unique & REAL. i dig her.

  25. jenn says:

    June 11th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    she’s beautiful but whats with her teeth?

    she’s French

  26. I Choose Me says:

    What’s wrong with having a gap in your teeth? Perfection is boring.

  27. Maritza says:

    Her teeth give her character and make her unique. I think she looks pretty and obviously Johnny thinks so too.

  28. jayem says:

    Hmmmm… When Brad Pitt said the same thing about Angie, the comments were out of control. But Johnny says it and you all fawn. Very interesting.

  29. Lia says:

    Seems like a lot of talk. When will he put his money where his mouth is and marry her? He proposed to all of the other ones…. why not her? Seems like a lot of talk and no action. That being said, they are cute together and it’s none of my business anyway, LOL.

  30. jaehan says:

    johnny depp you’re hurting winona or kate or jennifer for saying that ! i know you’re happy now and you said relieved . it happens for you to be happy , but please don’t be like this you are hurting anyone’s feeling!!!just shut up vanessa is
    proud of you for saying that !!!i know there’s still a bit of bitterness i know you got a little insight of winona talking about that word “forever”!!

  31. Joyce Grace says:

    Love his talent but my physic jury is still out on the man.

    In the brill new pic of J Depp in Alice in Wonderland.. he has a distinctive “gap” in his front teeth. Is this his way of biting back at critical commentary on his wife’s gap? Or does he have a natural gap?

  32. Anastasia says:

    he loves very much vanessa, but winona was the BIG LOVE of his life.And that also said tim burton and christina ricci!!! WINONA FOR EVER

  33. jenny says:


  34. Patrick says:

    She’s really pretty but I think she would be a whole lot prettier if she closed that gap. I used Orthofill bands for mine and it actually worked farely well. Sure beat the hell out of using ugly braces.

  35. noni says:

    it seems to be “real” because she deserve a child for him…
    I’m sure that johnny’s love just for winona… forever. he just felt something like “respect as being a good mother ” for vanessa

  36. anon says:

    Or yet maybe’s he’s saying it because while they were dating he happened to knock her up and not any of his exes. Maybe THAT is why he stayed with her, for their children. I bet if Vanessa Paradis didn’t get pregnant, he would’ve been with her for a little while longer, maybe engaged (of course it probably wouldn’t have worked) and he would’ve gone on to the next woman.

  37. Music says:

    According to Depp Winona Ryder was the one that got away, also she dumped him. Not the other way around. So its hard to start a family when someone wants out!

  38. LoveP says:

    All the other women didn’t want kids at the time of him dating them.Frenchy just had his kids knowing he now is obligated to her how dumb is this man.Winona was the best for him there was sparks when you saw them together.Now he looks awful and dirty.But Tim B did say in an interview no matter “who he’s with ” he thinks Winona and him might be back together one day.Even Christina wanted to get them back together.Now if only Winona knew this lol.