Depp Ain’t in Paradis(e) Anymore

Friday Jun 22, 2012 - BY Stacey

Forgive the title.  I couldn’t resist.

 

As most of the celebrity blogosphere has already noted, longtime companions Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis have broken up after a fourteen year relationship that produced two children.

 

There have been rumors for the last month or so that something was rotten in the state of Denmark, er, France, where the couple lives with their kids. And apparently, the rumors turned out to be sad and true. (Gratuitous Hamlet reference?)

 

I love that they stayed together in the unconventional, French way–sans marriage–though the relationship lasted longer than most marriages, Hollywood or otherwise.

 

I never met Johnny Depp but am a big fan. My kids are crazy about him for his role in The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise while I remember him fondly not only for his offbeat roles in movies like Edward Scissorhands but also from hearing odd and charming stories about him in the early 80s. He made his own rules and always dared to be different.                                                                                                      The story about him tattooing Winona Forever” on his arm and then changing it to “Wino Forever” is legendary.

 

Anyway folks, the Queen song, “Another One Bites the Dust” is ringing in my head right now. Tough to make it as a couple these days, and even tougher if you’re in the public eye.

 

“…and another one gone, and another one gone, another one bites the dust…”