Posted by Adam
Wednesday January 18, 2012
JOHNNY Depp‘s relationship with Vanessa Paradis is all but officially finished — according to a bombshell new report from People magazine.
The couple — who raise Lily-Rose, 12, and Jack, 9, together — have not appeared side-by-side on a red carpet for more than a year.
“It’s so sad,” a source said.
The couple used to live a quiet family life far from the spotlight in the sleepy French hamlet of Plan-de-la-Tour.
But the pair now largely reside in L.A. — when they are in the same city at all.
Reports earlier this month claimed Depp and Paradis have been arguing constantly.
Depp, sources said, is struggling to deal with the couple’s crucial problems.
“Johnny isn’t handling anything well right now,” a source said.
“People around him are worried about how Johnny is doing because he and Vanessa seem so fractured right now. Their relationship is heading toward the end.”
“Johnny has started reaching out to lawyers, probably to quietly discuss how to get out of the relationship. They’re not married but they’ve been together for years and have kids together so it isn’t as easy as just breaking up.
“Johnny is so talented at acting, but he doesn’t seem able to hide how badly things are going right now.”
It’s also been claimed that Depp’s The Tourist costar, Angelina Jolie, has urged him to fix the relationship.
“They stayed in touch after The Tourist,” a source said.
“When she heard what was going on she reached out to him to see how he was coping and urged him to work it out.”