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Johnny Depp on Split with Vanessa Paradis: ‘It Wasn’t Easy on Me’

Posing as Tonto in “The Lone Ranger,” Johnny Depp is Rolling Stone magazine’s cover boy, discussing aging, his vices, and breaking up with longtime girlfriend Vanessa Paradis.

Depp explained to the mag, “The last couple years have been a bit bumpy. At times, certainly unpleasant, but that’s the nature of breakups, I guess, especially when there are kiddies involved.”
He continued, “Relationships are very difficult. Especially in the racket that I’m in because you’re constantly away or they’re away and so it’s hard. It wasn’t easy on her. It wasn’t easy on me. It wasn’t easy on the kids.” Depp and Paradis have two children, Lily, 14, and Jack, 11.
The actor also admitted he hasn’t had a drink in about a year and a half. “I just decided that I pretty much got everything I could get out of it,” he says. “I investigated wine and spirits thoroughly, and they certainly investigated me as well, and we found out that we got along beautifully, but maybe too well.”
Smoking is another matter. Depp replied, “Literally, the nicotine hits you and you’re back. If you’re a cigarette smoker, a serious smoker, then you’re a junkie. You’re a junkie to that drug.”
As for aging, the “Lone Ranger” star stated, “I’m kicking 50 right up the a**. I can’t say that I’d want to be doing this for another 10 years.”
To read the full interview, pick up the issue, out July 4, and check out “The Lone Ranger” when it rides into theaters July 3.