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Vanessa Paradis Is Talking/Not Talking About Her Split From Johnny Depp

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Paradis sat down for Harper’s Bazaar’s most recent issue, two days before she and Depp announced their amicable separation. She told the magazine (without mentioning the J-word), “Love is the strongest and most fragile thing we have in life … Nothing is ever for sure, but when something in love doesn’t work from the beginning, it’s never going to work. Don’t push it,” adding, “Sometimes you could be in an unhappy relationship; you are very much in love with someone, but it’s making you unhappy and you think things can change and you can work it out.” Like her words don’t tug at your heartstrings! But in August’s French Elle, she remarked, “I don’t want to talk about [Johnny] … Who said that artists should sell their soul, expose everything about themselves? … It’s my duty to promote this movie [Cornouaille], and my albums, but can you imagine what it feels like to see people making a business out of your pain! What’s happened to us is our concern.” Okay — now we feel shittier about the whole thing. And neither article mentions the hand-holding incident on July 19, nor the double rainbow, the babies crying, and the Ryan Lochte–grill-sparkle that likely accompanied it.

Paradis Is Talking/Not Talking About Her Split