iOS app Android app More

Johnny Depp, Vanessa Paradis Breakup: Actor Responds To Rumors

Posted: 05/10/2012 3:01 pm Updated: 05/11/2012 12:12 am

Johnny Depp Vanessa Paradis

Johnny Depp is finally responding to rumors that he and Vanessa Paradis have split after 14 years together.

"The rumors are not true. They are absolutely not true," the 48-year-old actor said in a red carpet interview at the London premiere of "Dark Shadows" on Wednesday, reports U.K.'s The Sun. “No matter what I say about this, people believe the opposite," he said. “I can’t say enough about it not being over.”

The breakup rumors began in January 2012, when People magazine reported that Depp and Paradis were "living separate lives."

Though Paradis wasn't at the premiere -- and hasn't been seen with Depp since the rumors started, according to People -- the actress was quicker to refute the reports initially, telling a French TV host in January that the split speculation was "false."

The couple, who have spent the majority of their life together in the southern French town of Plan-de-la-Tour, have two children together, 12-year-old Lily-Rose, and 10-year-old Jack.

In December 2010, Depp explained his and Paradis' unmarried relationship in an interview with "Extra,": "I never found myself needing that piece of paper. Marriage is really from soul to soul, heart to heart. You don't need somebody to say, OK you're married."

The couple's rumored split brings to mind other never-married celebrity couples who stayed together for years, only to call it quits. Click through the slideshow below to see other famous never-married pairs.

Jessica Lange And Sam Shepard
1  of  6
PLAY
FULLSCREEN
ZOOM
SHARE THIS SLIDE 
Jessica Lange and actor-writer Sam Shepard met on the set of 1982's "Frances." The couple went on to spend nearly three decades together, raising two children, Hannah, 26, and Samuel, 24, all without ever saying "I do." The two remained similarly low-key with their breakup; reports of their split in December 2011 came two years after the couple had really called it quits in 2009, after 27 years together.

FOLLOW DIVORCE

Filed by Brittany Wong  |