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Vanessa Paradis is opening up about her split from Johnny Depp.
In an interview with French Elle promoting her latest film, Cornouaille, Paradis said she didn’t want to expose herself and it was her duty to promote the film. She continued, saying she doesn’t want to make business out of her pain.
Although her and Depp are no longer together, she admitted her feelings after the end of their 14-year relationship.
“I don’t have the recipe for happiness, but I think the engine is simply having the desire,” she said. “It’s not feeling obliged or forced or repeating yourself.”
Paradis added that it’s not about working at being a couple. Instead, you have to want to be there. She said she’s currently in a good place.
Paradis said she’ll split her time between the U.S. and France. Her children, Lily-Rose, 14 and Jack, 10 will attend school in Los Angeles.
Paradis was hopeful that her children would follow in their parents’ footsteps.
“I can tell you that if they decide to launch themselves into this kind of career it will be a good thing for music," she says, but after hesitating adds, "For my part, although I do not regret what I did, I'd prefer that my daughter takes the time to learn, and, especially, to live her childhood thoroughly."