Love is a battlefield, and 2012 was not immune the heart’s harsh ways. Celebrity relationships had a tough go at things this year and saw a record number of sad splits (Amy Poehler and Will Arnett), shocking divorces (Heidi Klum and Seal) and close-call almost breakups (Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson). But 2012 also saw a few reconciliations (Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez), giving us hope for 2013. Browse through our gallery of the 20 biggest breakups of 2012 and tell us which split was the most devastating to watch.
Sometimes, when the weather gets hot, a bad relationship starts itching at you like a million grains of sand in your bathing suit. At least we’re assuming that’s what happens, seeing as how the summer months have been rife with celeb break-ups this year. From old married like Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes to the most casual of booty calls like Kris Humphries and Myla Sinanaj, at least all these painful break-ups will bear delicious new relationships in the fall. Or a few Twitter meltdowns. Either way, you will survive, celebrity dumpees!
Just a couple of days after Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis officially announced their split, all sorts of rumors are surfacing about the couple of 14 years. The Daily Mail reports that the 49-year-old Depp has been seen in a number of different places with his 26-year-old Rum Diary co-star Amber Heard. There were sightings of the two boarding a private plane in Las Vegas, where he was promoting Dark Shadows last month. Then again, Heard supposedly brought along her girlfriend, Tasya Van Ree, on that trip. But now some are reporting that Heard has been visiting him on the set of The Lone Ranger in New Mexico. Maybe she just really likes vacationing in the Southwest?
Meanwhile, The Sun is reporting that Depp will be giving Paradis, whom he never married, $156 million “to keep the split amicable.” They have two children, Lily-Rose, 12, and Jack, 10, who go to school in Los Angeles. According to People, Vanessa and Johnny had been living separate lives for a while, despite the fact that they’ve been fending off rumors of their split for months.
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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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Viva l’amour, ya’ll! While we were pleased as punch to hear Vanessa Paradis deny break-up rumors about her long-time lover Johnny Depp earlier this year, we still appreciated hearing Johnny set the world straight himself. “The rumors are not true. They are absolutely not true,” Depp told the U.K.’s The Sun while on the Dark Shadows premiere red carpet in London. We are just so glad these two are holding it down 14 years and two child later; it gives us hope for our own plans to marry an eccentric millionaire. Plus if they broke up, Johnny would probably have to fork over all his boho French cred. He’d be required to give back all his necklaces and start reminding people he’s actually from Owensboro, Kentucky. Hey, that’s how break-ups work over in Europe. We don’t make the rules!
When the split rumors first popped up in January, everyone immediately drew conclusions about the fact that Paradis hasn’t joined Depp on the red carpet in over a year and a half. All we have to say is…you don’t think she’s already been on roughly 5,000 of them? Maybe Vanessa just wants to stay home in whatever the French version of the Snuggie is. The woman puts up with those blue sunglasses, after all. Blue sunglasses! If Johnny’s choice of eyewear didn’t sink this relationship, we doubt anything could.
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We knew it couldn’t be true! If by “knew,” we meant “silently wept while praying.” Either way, we are pleased as punch that Johnny Depp‘s lady friend Vanessa Paradis stopped by France’s Grand Journal to shut down rumors about the couple’s eminent break-up. “Yes it’s false – of course it’s false!,” the French actress exclaimed on the show. “People say we are buying houses in the middle of nowhere, or that we have fifty two houses in France, All [of those rumors are] not too serious, but this latest one is a rumor which could cause a lot of harm to my family and my children.” We knew those house rumors weren’t true, either. What family has more than 10 houses per person? You’d have to invent a time machine just to live in them all! And we’re betting those time machine rumors aren’t true either!
Early this month tabloids claimed Paradis and Depp were already in the process of dissolving their relationship; the parents of two have been together since 1998. “These magazines end up in the fireplace or the toilet,” concluded Vanessa. The toilet! We would live in the toilet if it meant these two would keep quietly proving love exists. We would literally design, construct and raise a family in the bowl of a giant toilet. Don’t tempt us; we have very little else going on right now. And everything we own is already water-proof.
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Johnny Depp, no! Don’t ruin all our fantasies about you and Vanessa Paradis, fantasies where you spend your days chain-smoking clove cigarettes, eating baguettes and trying on different, fabulous hats. Don’t you even dare do that to us. Devastatingly, RadarOnline reports that the Dark Shadows star and his girlfriend of nearly 14 years are allegedly headed toward a split. “People around him are worried about how Johnny is doing because he and Vanessa seem so fractured right now,” their source claims. “Their relationship is heading toward the end.” Now those blue sunglasses and fisherman’s hat won’t seem European at all, Johnny. They’ll just seem tragic! Completely and utterly tragic!
Depp and French actress and singer Paradis currently have two children, Lily-Rose Melody Depp and John Christopher Depp, who no doubt have adorable French accents and act like little miniature Amelies and oh Johnny, please don’t let happen. “Johnny has started reaching out to lawyers, probably to quietly discuss how to get out of the relationship,” a source alleges. “They’re not married but they’ve been together for years and have kids together so it isn’t as easy as just breaking up.” Did you two ever ride to the Eiffel Tower together on a tandem bicycle during a spring shower even once? Don’t tell us. We can’t bare to know the truth.
If ever there was an instance of “Stars! They are definitely NOT like us!” this would be it. Karl Lagerfeld threw a garden party this weekend in St. Tropez and all of his beautiful model-type friends came out for it. Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson were there, as were Karolina Kurkova and Vanessa Paradis (known to jealous types as the woman who has her claws in Johnny Depp).
These celebs look stylish, cool and sporty (because what’s a party without lawn bowling?) and proved once again that we just don’t have what it takes rock a fedora hat. These guys definitely do, however.
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Johnny Depp is trying to get out of filming The Tourist, after longtime girlfriend (and mother of his children) Vanessa Paradis objected to her man filming love scenes with Angelina Jolie, according to Page Six. We remember when Melanie Griffith supposedly stayed on set when husband Antonio Banderas filmed nude scenes with Jolie in 2001′s Original Sin, and everyone knows Jolie respectively stole Billy Bob Thornton and Brad Pitt from Laura Dern and Jennifer Aniston during film shoots. But are Hollywood’s better halves still worried about losing their fellas to Jolie now that she’s settled down with Brad and their barrel of children?
“[Paradis] found out that there was a real long and intense love scene between [Depp] and Jolie,” says their source. “He’s currently trying to [get out of the movie], but I don’t know if he’s succeeded. But he’s trying and they’re talking about replacing him with [Jolie's partner] Brad Pitt or Leonardo DiCaprio.” Considering Depp is already on set and has praised Jolie in print (“She’s a nice woman. What she does she takes very seriously. I was really impressed by her and I’m thrilled to be working with her”), we kind of doubt he’s still ringing the “save me, she’s too sexy!” alarm. Not that a gossip site like ours would mind if Angelina cheated on Brad with Johnny…we just don’t think we’re that lucky.
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Vanessa Paradis has been an internationally famous singer since early adolescence, the 37-year-old knows she’s best known in the US for having two children with long-time partner Johnny Depp—someone she wasn’t hesitant to discuss at a Chanel dinner celebrating Rogue COCO, her new lipstick line, in NY last night. “I love his style, yeah, yeah, yeah!” she exclaimed to People. “I love him, and I don’t have to say I like this and I don’t like that. When you love somebody, you take them as they are. I would not change him.” Yeah, yeah, yeah! But do you really, really like him, Vanessa? As much as you like the quilt tiles on your dress?
“I like him very much in all terms and every sense of the way. He makes me happy. We are many things—we are together and, in a way, one person.” While Captain Jack wasn’t around to literalize her claims, Patti Smith—who joined Depp at Tim Burton’s MOMA party last year—and Kate Bosworth provided support in his stead. Get a closer look in the gallery below.
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