'Afraid Of Ruining Her Name': Johnny Depp Reveals Why He Never Married Vanessa Paradis

'Afraid Of Ruining Her Name': Johnny Depp Reveals Why He Never Married Vanessa Paradis

Although they had a long relationship, Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis never tied the knot and it turns out there was a reason.

The love affair between Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp was probably one of the most significant of their lives. The couple were in a relationship for 14 years and had two children - Lily-Rose and Jack. But strangely, the two lovebirds never said 'I do'.   

Apparently it was down to Johnny Depp, who explained the reasons in an interview with Extra magazine in 2010. 'If Vanessa wants to get married, why not, but the thing is, I'm afraid of ruining her name. It's so beautiful. I never thought I needed this piece of paper. Marriage is between two souls, two hearts. You do not need someone to say 'OK, you are married,' explained the American actor.  

It seems Johnny changed his mind about this, however as he decided to marry Amber Heard in 2012 following his separation with Vanessa. The marriage wasn't a successful one though, as Johnny and Amber divorced barely three years later. As for Vanessa Paradis, she has found love again with the director Samuel Benchetrit whom she married on June 30, 2018.

• Emma Jensen
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