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Johnny Depp’s Break-Up From Vanessa Paradis Was “Unpleasant”

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Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis were together for a long ass time before splitting about a year ago. There were lots of stories floating around about infidelity, Johnny getting bored, etc, but that’s neither here nor there. He’s all loved up with Amber Heard now, but he’s finally opening up about the mother of his children.

From Rolling Stone:

“The last couple years have been a bit bumpy. At times, certainly unpleasant, but that’s the nature of break-ups, I guess, especially when there are kiddies involved.”

“So for whatever reason that ­ceases, it doesn’t stop the fact that you care for that person, and they’re the mother of your kids, and you’ll always know each other, and you’re always gonna be in each other’s lives because of those kids. You might as well make the best of it.”

Well, it’s good to know they’re all being so mature, I guess? Their kids – 14-year-old Lily-Rose and 11-year-old Jack – have also apparently been “pretty understanding” about all of this. Lovely all-around.

Johnny Depp’s Ex Is Super Skeptical Of His Girlfriend

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Johnny Depp may or may not be engaged to his (ex?) girlfriend Amber Heard, but if he’s not, rumor is he’s planning on it. No doubt this is greatly disappointing to Ke$ha, but Mr. Depp’s ex, Vanessa Paradis, may have some issues with it as well.

Here’s the latest from my favorite, National Enquirer:

Vanessa Paradis, Johnny’s partner for 14 years before they split a year ago, is afraid that their two kids will grow too attached to Amber and get hurt when the relationship falls apart.

“Vanessa doesn’t care for Amber at all,” said a source. “She’s convinced that Amber’s trying to get her hooks into Johnny and his money by getting him to propose. But Vanessa doesn’t believe it’s going to last, and that’s why she’s against Johnny marrying Amber. She thinks their kids will be crushed when the relationship goes south. Vanessa thinks he’s smitten because Amber’s so exotic and says he’ll grow tired of her,” added the source. “But before he does, he just might pop the question – and that’s the last thing Vanessa wants.”

I’m sorry, but fighting over Johnny Depp is SO 1998. Dude looks like a hobo.

I don’t know if I buy this story. Ms. Paradis is doing great. She had an album drop last month, looked great at Cannes, and has a new film coming out.  And she said she’s pretty much over it. Not that celebrities can’t change their minds and experience heartache and all that. I get it, they’re ~~real people~~ too. But better. The real truth to this story is that you don’t find much publicity about Amber Heard without having Johnny Depp’s name tied to it. And weirdly, I can’t find any recent photos of the two of them together.

Vanessa Paradis Can Spit Water Through Her Teeth, You Know

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So I completely take back any potentially-foul thing I may have ever said about Vanessa Paradis, because she completely killed any ill feelings I’ve maybe ever had about her in one fell swoop—and namely, because of this Harper’s Bazaar interview that I’ve gone and inserted the better bits and pieces of into this post. I talked a little bit about Vanessa’s interview spree over the weekend, when we discussed how she finally opened up about Johnny Depp and their split in Elle, and pretty much since then, girlfriend’s been on my mind.

See, in this interview, Vanessa talks about her anti-aging regimen (um, none), her privacy, how blessed she is to be living the life that she lives, and the big ol’ gap between her two front teeth. And guys, this woman is positively charming.

Here’s Vanessa on the topic of privacy for her family:

They [Vanessa and Johnny] made French their own private language, speaking it when they “needed to have intimacy, when you want to have secrets in the middle of a crowd,” Paradis says. Two children quickly followed, Lily-Rose, now 13, and John, nicknamed Jack, 10.

On being “chic vagabonds,” and how privileged she feels in this life:

“It takes a lot of thinking and organization,” Paradis says of the nomadic existence. Even now, their primary concern is to maintain a sense of balance and protect their children from the tabloid glare. “We have a very privileged life. But even when we are in L.A., where it’s focused on the film industry, it’s also very family-oriented. I’m in love with the schools. We try to keep it normal.”

On her appearance:

As for Paradis’s own beauty, it has simply morphed over the years: She has aged without a lot of fuss. Deep laugh lines frame her teal-smudged eyes, and her face reveals considerable animation. She says she doesn’t plan on plastic surgery. (“I don’t work in America, so I don’t feel the pressure.”) And forget about altering what the French call les dents du bonheur, or lucky teeth. “Why would I fix them? I was born with them. I can spit water through them. They’re useful!”

And finally, on what she’s looking for in a man:

The day that Paradis moves on, in France at least, the press will run wild again. There are already rumors linking her with singer-songwriter Benjamin Biolay and Lenny Kravitz, which one should take with an enormous grain of fleur de sel. That said, Paradis does have an eye for a specific kind of man. “Well, my type is obviously creative,” she says, with a quick smile. “Creative, with burning eyes and a pretty mouth.”

See? Completely delightful, non? And the thing is, I can sort of relate with the teeth thing. I really, really admire her for not getting the gap fixed, because when I was a young teen, I, too, had similar teeth to Vanessa’s. I had the big gap between the front two, and if I can speak honestly, these teeth were the bane of my adolescent existence.

Back before my parents paid for braces, I wouldn’t show my teeth when I smiled, and I’d go home crying when this one ass (who ironically sent me a friend request on Facebook a few weeks ago, though we haven’t talked in probably fifteen or so years) would tell me that he could probably “slide quarters through the gap between my two front teeth.” Kids can be so, so mean, and I never forgot how that business made me feel.

For Vanessa, now, to go ahead and shrug it off, embracing it, is kind of admirable. Whether or not they bothered her when she was a young girl, I don’t know, but it almost makes you wonder what kind of self-awareness you have to have in order to keep things the way they are—and be OK with them, too. ADMIRABLE.

As Emily said a few weeks ago, TEAM VANESSA.