This is kind of a duh interview from Vanessa Paradis, the longtime girlfriend/partner/baby-mama of Johnny Depp. Vanessa spoke with the Sunday Times Magazine (via OK! Magazine) about how Johnny is the love of her life. As I’ve noted before, even Johnny’s exes are still obsessed with him (like Winona Ryder), so it makes sense that Johnny’s current love would still be crazy in love with him after 11 years. I just found this interview so sweet:
They’re the most private couple in Hollywood, but Parisian beauty Vanessa Paradis has opened up about her 11-year relationship with Johnny Depp.
“I’d wanted to be a mother for a long time, but with him I couldn’t avoid it,” she tells the UK’s Sunday Times Magazine. “He was, and still is, the love of my life.”
Vanessa, 37, who has two children with the Pirates of the Caribbean star, says, “There is a lot of friendship between us, respect and admiration.”
“We’ve understood that if we want it to carry on working, it’s essential to give each other space. You don’t eat the same food every day, you don’t read the same book or listen to the same record over and over again. You have to discover things for yourself.”
What makes Johnny, 46, such a great partner? “I could go on and on about all the things I admire in him,” the French singer and actress says.
“I like watching him when he’s thinking, when he’s talking with people, I like seeing how he handles situations. I admire him as an actor, as a father, as a man. Above all, I admire the person he is. He’s fantastic.”
[From OK! Magazine]
Something I noticed about Depp and Paradis from reading Depp’s interview in Vanity Fair last year was that they do spend significant periods of time apart. Depp goes and films his movies while Vanessa stays in France and raises the kids. Depp goes on a month-long bender on his yacht and private islands, while Vanessa is doing God knows what. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with the way they have things worked out, because it obviously works for them. But I do think that if they were another couple, there would be more press about the long periods of time they’re apart.
Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp at the Oscars, on February 24, 2008, and on February 27, 2005. Credit: WENN.