For 13 years, Johnny has shared his life with Vanessa Paradis. Father of two children, Lily-Rose, 12, and Jack, 9, the actor has the impression of having met his wife not long ago.
In 1998 he accepted an invitation to go to France to make a film, The Ninth Gate, with Roman Polanski. That’s when Johnny met the mother of his children.
“It was the Hotel Costes,” he recounts. “She was wearing a dress with an exposed back and I saw that back and that neck, and then she turned around and I saw those eyes, and — boom! My life as a single man was done.”
“You have this feeling — I can’t really explain what it was, but I had it when I met her. I saw her across a room and thought: ‘What’s happening to me?’”
“She and I have been together for nearly 14 years, and, well, I can hardly believe it. It only seems like yesterday that we met.”
Today, the 48-year-old actor who experienced the stormy relationship of his parents, seems to have found the right person.
Depp also says he’s a fulfilled family man.
“I don’t know how it works, but it does all work beautifully,” he says. “Our family is not conventional — it’s sort of symmetrical and asymmetrical and poetic and funny. I see that the children are happy, healthy and seem to be on the right path in life. And then I look at Vanessa, who’s incredibly supportive, loving and talented in all sorts of ways.”