Johnny Depp and Vanessa Pardis have officially confirmed their split. The two celebs have been living together for more than 14 years. They have two children, a daughter named Lily-Rose (who is already age 13) and son Jack (who is nine years old). While the celebrity couple has been denying their romantic troubles for months, many insiders felt that Depp had been getting increasingly depressed. They say that while he was with his children he was lively and animated but whenever you put him with his supermodel girlfriend, that her haughty French attitude combined poorly with his disdain. While the enigmatic couple were successful living together for many years, the romance was sure to fade.
When Johnny Depp’s publicist confirmed his celebrity couple split with French model Vanessa Pardis on June 19, 2012, very few people who consider themselves Hollywood insiders were shocked to hear the news. The statement was quite simple and read, “Johnny Depp and Vanessa Pardis have amicably separated. Please respect their privacy and, more importantly, the privacy of their children.” Oddly enough, despite debts long romantic connection to lovely and famous women, his connection to Pardis was the longest relationship in his chain of love affairs.
Time magazine reviewed the life history of the unlucky-in-love actor in a special feature article that hit the net on June 20th, 2012 sharing, “marrying and then divorcing makeup artist Lori Anne Allison, becoming engaged to actresses Jennifer Grey and Sherilyn Fenn, and proposing to 17-year-old Winona Ryder and tattooing “WINONA FOREVER” on his arm (which he famously had altered to “Wino Forever” after their breakup). He then dated model Kate Moss for four years before meeting Paradis.”
You have to love this, though. The major media news outlet compared their romance and celebrity couple split to other famous A-list celebrities, noting that the following Hollywood green celebrity couples are still together and appear to be going strong:
- Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas: 12 years
- David and Victoria Beckham: 13 years
- Will and Jada Pinkett Smith: 14 years
- Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick: 15 years
- Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas: 16 years
- Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw: 20 years
- John Travolta and Kelly Preston: 20 years
- Annette Benning and Warren Beatty: 20 years
- Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick: 23 years
- Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks: 24 years
- Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn: 29 years
As a charitable celebrity, the actor has always tended to lend his celebrity endorsement is the voice of underdogs. He spoken out for children in hospice care, for people wrongly incarcerated, for animal rescue organizations, to save the whales by giving his endorsement to the Orca Network, has aided in disaster relief, and has even helped Ronald McDonald House Charities. While he might be quirky, he has used his star power wisely to benefit so many people that fans who truly love them tend to overlook his arrogant attitude that makes him look like he has general disdain for the American public and fans around the world who fund his payday.
Losing Vanessa Pardis as arm candy is no loss to Johnny Depp, although he is likely to miss the family unit vibe that he’s been able to create despite the fact that they never set a wedding date. Fans wish them all the best as the celebrity couple learns how to co-parent successfully in the modern age.