Johnny Depp said in a 2004 interview that his then-girlfriend, actor Vanessa Paradis, is the love of his life. They broke up in 2012 and in the same year he started dating Amber Heard.
Actors Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis dated for 14 years before splitting up in 2012. In an old interview, Johnny praised Vanessa and even agreed that she is the love of his life. In 2012, after breaking up with Vanessa, Johnny began dating Amber Heard. Also read: When Johnny Depp Said He Was A ‘Lucky Man’ To Have Amber Heard In His Life: ‘She’s Kind Of Brilliant And Beautiful’
Johnny and Vanessa first met in 1998 when she was a model in Paris and he was there for the filming of Roman Polanski’s The Ninth Gate. They never married but welcomed daughter Lily-Rose in 1999 and son Jack in 2002.
When he was a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2004, he praised Vanessa’s presence in his life. When Oprah took Vanessa’s name during the interaction, he said, “Beautiful.” Oprah then asked him, “How would you say she’s affected your life?” He said, “It’s completely changed. I mean, Vanessa and my kids gave me life. I mean, I mean, they put me in a different arena.” Hearing this, Oprah said, “Sounds like you’ve found the love of your life.” Johnny smiled and said, “Yes.”
In 2012 after their breakup Johnny started dating Amber heard whom he met in 2009 on the sets of The Rum Diary. Amber and Johnny married in 2015 and filed for divorce in 2016. In 2018, Amber Heard wrote an op-ed for Washington Post, calling herself a “domestic violence survivor,” Johnny later sued her for the article. In the six-week trial, which took place this year, Johnny Depp won the case.
In 2020, Vanessa came forward to support Johnny, amid Amber’s allegations against him. She told The Sun: “Over all these years I have known Johnny as a kind, considerate, generous and nonviolent person and father. On film sets, the actors, directors and entire crews love him because he’s humble and respectful to everyone, and also because he’s one of the best actors we’ve seen.”