Vanessa Paradis Doesn’t Believe Johnny Depp Is Her Soulmate

Cynthia Rollins | January 24, 2012 - 5:00 am

A Look Back
Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis in happier times
Just as Heidi Klum and Seal are officially calling it quits, Vanessa Paradis, the long-time girlfriend to Johnny Depp, is fueling rumors that she and Johnny are on the rocks after 14-years together. In her first public appearance since the rumors of a split surfaced, Paradis was spotted walking the red carpet alone at the Paris Premiere Photocall for her new film, Cafe de Flore, and was even quoted saying disparaging things about the movies topic of love.

The National Ledger is reporting that Paradis openly confessed her disbelief in marriage and soulmates. Paradis insists that “the idea of a soulmate is beautiful and very romantic to talk about it in a movie or a song, but in reality, I find it scary.” She goes on to share her discomfort with the story of Cafe de Flore because it “speaks of love, its joys, its pains and its dramas – to love and to lose. This story upset me, I was upside-down, in the depths of myself.”

Interesting words chosen from the woman who once claimed love at first sight with perfect Johnny Depp. Was the story of love and loss difficult for her because she was experiencing her own heartbreak?

Rumors that Depp and Paradis are splitting broke last week; however, the two have not been seen on the red carpet together in over a year. Of their relationship, Depp previously remarked:  

“We’ve never married and that’s how it is going to stay – for now. As one of our presidents once said, ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’ We just haven’t done the big public vow thing. It doesn’t seem necessary for us. Others may want to go down that road – we don’t.”

The two began dating in 1998 on the set of The Ninth Gate and have two children together, Lily-Rose, 12 and Jack, 9. Their relationship has remained relatively private over the 14-year courtship, most of which was spent in France where Paradis is from. However, a recent relocation to Los Angeles could be causing some strain in the relationship. 

Maybe there is something in the waters of Hollywood that is causing so much turmoil in relationships.