Johnny Depp’s Girlfriend Opens Up About Motherhood

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Johnny Depp is hard to resist. So, it's no wonder his longtime girlfriend, Vanessa Paradis, couldn't resist having the star's children.

"I'd wanted to be a mother for a long time, but with him I couldn’t avoid it," the French singer, 37, reveals in a new interview with the U.K.'s Sunday Times Magazine. "He was, and still is, the love of my life."

Paradis has dated the Pirates of the Caribbean star, 46, for 11 years, and they have two children, Lily Rose, 10, and Jack, 7.

How do they make their relationship last?

"There is a lot of friendship between us, respect and admiration," she says. "We've understood that if we want it to carry on working, it’s essential to give each other space. You don’t eat the same food every day, you don’t read the same book or listen to the same record over and over again. You have to discover things for yourself."

She says that Depp is a wonderful dad.

"I could go on and on about all the things I admire in him," she says. "I like watching him when he’s thinking, when he’s talking with people. I like seeing how he handles situations. I admire him as an actor, as a father, as a man. Above all, I admire the person he is. He’s fantastic.”

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