Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis

Depp’s ‘Life as a Single Man Was Done’ When He Saw Vanessa Paradis — They Split When He Met Amber Heard

Johnny Depp is particularly famous for his role in the movie, Pirates of the Caribbean. Those are not his only films of fame, for he has had quite a successful career as an actor. Johnny was single for a long time, until the day he met Vanessa Paradis in 1998. They were entwined in a long-term relationship, but they broke up once he got together with Amber Heard.


Johnny Depp Forgoed His Single Life For Venessa

Throughout a large portion of Johnny Depp’s life, he preferred to be a lone ranger (no pun intended). He did not date much and remained single. Johnny was quite fond of the freedom it provided him, and the fun he got to have was wild compared to being in a relationship. Little did he know that he was about to meet the person who would change his approach to relationships for good. 


He was invited to star in the Roman Polanski film, “The Ninth Gate,” and it was here that he met a woman he could not resist.

“She was wearing a dress with an exposed back, and I saw that back and that neck, and then she turned around, and I saw those eyes, and — boom!” Johnny admitted he saw her and he instantly fell in love. He went on to add: “My life as a single man was over!”

Johnny described the sensation he felt as he watched her from the other side of the room. Venessa herself had also noticed Johnny and in particular his facial expression. She thought something was happening to him and was curious to know what.

In 2022, Johnny recounted in an interview how he had felt when he met Vanessa. He said: “You have this feeling — I can’t really explain what it was, but I had it when I met her. I saw her across a room and thought: ‘What’s happening to me?’”

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Johnny’s Previous Relationships

Johnny Depp was by no means single until he met Venessa. He might have enjoyed a single life in his youth, but during that phase of his life he did date a few women, but none matched his relationship with Venessa, the French actor, singer, and model. 

Johnny Depp got married for the first time to Lori Anne Allison in 1983. She was only 20 years old at the time. It was about two years later that they got divorced. Thereafter, Johnny dated Sherilyn Fenn and Jennifer Gray (from Dirty Dancing), but neither of those relationships were long-lasting. In 1990, Depp got together with his co-star from Edward Scissorhands, Winona Ryder. While they dated he got a tattoo on his arm that read ” Winona Forever.” The two split in 1993. Kate Moss was his next love. She told Vanity Fair that Johnny was able to look after her in a way no one else had been able to, even though it was just for a while. 

Then came the year he met Venessa. She dated Johnny Depp for 14 years. They even had two children together, Lily-Rose and Jack Depp. Lily-Rose is now 16 years old and a model for Chanel, her younger brother Jack is 14.


Why Did They Break Up?

Johnny Depp and Venessa were together for a long time, many of their fans were surprised when they broke up, and there were a lot of questions asked. From that moment, Johnny and Vanessa lived all over the world. The two traveled with their children while Johnny was in the midst of the Black Pearl sequel of “Pirates of the Caribbean.” They would enjoy the lavishness of multiple properties. 

The romance eventually came to an end, and Depp’s publicist said “amicably separated.” and to “Please respect their privacy and, more importantly, the privacy of their children.

According to Vanessa, the allegations from Amber Heard against Johnny Depp described a person who was “nothing like the true Johnny I have known”.


She continued: “I can say he was never violent or abusive to me. I have seen that these outrageous statements have been really distressing, and also caused damage to his career because unfortunately, people have gone on believing these false facts. This is so upsetting as he has helped so many people in his personal and professional life, with kindness and generosity.”

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1. “A-LIST COUPLE. Why did Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis break up?” The Sun. Jon Rogers. April 28, 2022.
2. “Johnny Depp & Vanessa Paradis’ Relationship Timeline: From 1st Meeting To Kids & More.” Hollywood Life. Audrey Rock . April 23, 2022.