Vanessa Paradis opened up a bit more about her breakup with actor, international star, and father-of-her-children Johnny Depp in a recent interview. Though Paradis spoke in her typical cryptic and ambiguous fashion, there are still some good tidbits there for those curious about the celebrity couple’s sad split.
The 39-year-old singer and actress told Harper’s Bazaar:
“Love is the strongest and most fragile thing we have in life,”in its September issue. “Nothing is ever for sure, but when something in love doesn’t work from the beginning, it’s never going to work. Don’t push it.”
Paradis has two children with Depp, reports People. Thirteen-year-old Lily Rose and John, who goes by “Jack” and is 10-years-old. She spoke in-depth about her 14-year relationship with Depp, saying that romantic relationships are ever-evolving enterprises, even when they begin with love at first sight.
“When you meet the love of your life, it’s just obvious and natural and easier,” she says. But “you keep learning all the time. Sometimes you could be in an unhappy relationship; you are very much in love with someone, but it’s making you unhappy and you think things can change and you can work it out.”
Despite more than a decade of trying, Paradis and Depp just didn’t manage to work out the complexity of their relationship. Reports have suggested that the 49-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean actor has been living as a single man for some time, despite only breaking up with Paradis a few months ago.
Paradis also opened up a bit about what’s next in her future, which involves continuing to be the face of the Coco Cocoon handbag and Rouge Coco lipstick, but she didn’t directly address dating in the interview. She did, however, offer some indication as to what she looks for in a man:
“Well, my type is obviously creative,” she says. “Creative, with burning eyes and a pretty mouth.”
Though Depp is an unquestionable star domestically and abroad, Paradis is an icon all her own in France. Our guess? She’ll survive the fallout of her relationship with Captain Jack Sparrow. More power to her.