In an interview with the Daily Mail, the actor recounts his meeting with the French singer with whom he shares his life.
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.”