The 49-year-old french singer and the Pirates of the Caribbean actor, 58, were together from 1998 until 2012 and share daughter Lily-Rose Depp, 22, and son Jack Depp, 20.
From family life to a more-than-amicable split, Paradis had an incredibly powerful relationship with the father of her children.
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Paradis Met Depp At A Hotel In Paris
Paradis and Depp met in Paris in 1998 while he was filming the Roman Polanski directed film The Ninth Gate, when they both attended a get-together at Hotel Costes.
“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!” the Dark Shadows actor told Daily Mail in 2011. “My life as a single man was done. The connection was strong."
Paradis & Depp Lived A Quiet Family Life Together
The former lovebirds were solid for more than a decade, choosing to occupy their time taking care of their children and basking in family life before going their separate ways in 2012.
“I see that the children are happy, healthy and seem to be on the right path in life,” Depp said in 2011. “And then I look at Vanessa, who’s incredibly supportive, loving and talented in all sorts of ways. 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.”
Paradis Is A Multitalented Star
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The mother-of-two — who began her career at age 8 — is not only a talented singer but also an actress and model who has starred in many french films over the years. In addition, Paradis put out multiple albums and has appeared on more than 300 magazine covers worldwide.
Paradis Dated Lenny Kravitz
Before she got together with Depp, Paradis and Lenny Kravitz dated from 1992 until 1997. “I was madly in love with her, but she came at the wrong time. It was through me that she met Johnny Depp," the rocker told Paris Match. "I have never seen her since. She did not come to my concerts, we did not have any more contact. I can only wish her happy."
Paradis Has Defended Depp Against Abuse Allegations
Even after breaking up, Paradis came to Depp’s defense by releasing a witness statement testifying that he was never abusive towards her.
“I have known Johnny for more than 25 years. We've been partners for 14 years and we raised our two children together. Through all these years I've known Johnny to be a kind, attentive, generous, and non-violent person and father," she stated in 2020 after Heard claimed in a 2018 op-ed for The Washington Post that she was a victim of domestic abuse, with all signs pointing to the Hollywood actor as her alleged abuser.