Johnny Depp is finally speaking out about the breakup of his 14 year relationship with French beauty Vanessa Paradis. And he’s dispelling rumors of drunken nights out with the boys as their union fell apart.
The 50-year old megastar tells Rolling Stone in their July issue that “in terms of the breakup, I definitely wasn’t going to rely on the drink to ease things or cushion the blow or cushion the situation. Cause that could have been fatal. I felt it was my duty to be real clear throughout that. I had something pretty serious to focus on, really, which was making sure that my kids were gonna be cool.”
He continued, “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.”
The couple formally announced their breakup on June of 2012. They have two children together.
Depp has since moved forward with an on-again, off-again relationship with his Rum Diaries co-star Amber Heard.