Johnny Depp Will Not Marry Vanessa Paradis

Johnny Depp confessed he doesn't want to marry his long-term partner Vanessa Paradis

By    July 13th, 2005 10:35 GMT
Johnny Depp confessed he doesn't want to marry his long-term partner Vanessa Paradis, arguing he will only burden her with his name.

Depp explained: "It would be a shame to ruin her last name! It's so perfect - Vanessa Paradis. So beautiful. It would be such a drag to stick her with Paradis-Depp. It's like a flat note.

For all intents and purposes we are married. We have two kids together and she is the woman in my life.

But if she ever said: 'Hey, let's get hitched', I would do it in a second. We'll do it if the kids want us to, or maybe when the kids are old enough to enjoy it with us."

Depp also said he's not sure that getting married will change their way of life. "Marriage can be whatever you define it as. For example, I don't feel like I need a piece of paper that says I own her and she owns me.

I think signing a piece of paper doesn't mean anything in the eyes of God or in the eyes of people. The thing is, if you are together and you love each other and are good to each other, make babies and all that, for all intents and purposes you are married."

Depp is the father of two children, Lily-Rose and Jack, with his seven-years companion, French singer and actress Vanessa Paradis.

He and his family divide their time between Los Angeles and a villa in the South of France. He has also dated actresses Sherilyn Fenn, Jennifer Grey, Winona Ryder, and model Kate Moss.

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