Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp announced their break up in June of last year. However, the actor is just now breaking his silence about the relationship.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star recently opened up about his ex-girlfriend during a chat with the folks at Rolling Stone magazine. According to Depp, breaking up with Vanessa Paradis certainly wasn’t one of the easiest things he’s ever had to do in his life. He described the last few years as “bumpy.”
“At times, certainly unpleasant, but that’s the nature of breakups, I guess, especially when there are kiddies involved,” Depp explained to the magazine.
The 50-year-old actor said trying to maintain a relationship while working in Hollywood is extremely difficult. Unfortunately for Depp and Paradis, his career ultimately took a toll on them.
“It wasn’t easy on her. It wasn’t easy on me. It wasn’t easy on the kids. So, yeah. The trajectory of that relationship—you play it out until it goes, one thing leads to another,” he explained.
Depp continued, “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.”
Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp had two children over the course of their relationship. Daughter Lily-Rose is 14 while son Jack is 11. Depp said his kids have been “incredibly understanding” and “incredibly strong” during their parents’ breakup.
“The thing is, kiddies come first. You can’t shield them, because then you’d be lying. So you can at least be honest with your kids, and you say the absolute truth to your child — that was very important to not pussyfoot around,” the actor explained.
You can read more about Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp when the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine hits newsstands on July 4.