We regret to inform you that Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis have officially split after 14 years of togetherness. Excuse us as we dry our tears off the keyboard. The celeb couple we thought would stand strong throughout the years has called it quits “amicably” according to Depp’s spokeswoman. The statement released to Entertainment Tonight also asks that everyone “respect their privacy and, more importantly, the privacy of their children.”
Both of them have said in the past that they do not need a piece of paper to prove their mutual respect and love for one another. Paradis once told Elle “I love the romance of ‘let’s get married,’ but then, when you have it so perfect … I mean, I’m more married than anybody can be – we have two kids. Maybe one day, but it’s something I can really do without.” But last few years have clearly been rocky for the couple, who have not graced any red carpet together in over a year. They reportedly even live in different homes on different continents, with Depp in Hollywood and Paradis in France.
The pair got together in June of 1998, when Depp saw Paradis sitting at a bar in the Costes Hotel in Paris. He was apparently so stunned by her beauty that he asked a friend to invite her to their table. In that first meeting they spoke for 2 hours. And before we knew it, 2 hours turned into 14 years! We can only hope for the best for them and their children, but would it be so bad for us to break out the ice cream and a rom-com so we could cry for a little?
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