How resentment and 'blazing fights' tore Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis's relationship apart… TWO years ago
08:56 GMT, 5 July 2012
Johnny Depp's relationship with Vanessa Paradis crumbled because she grew to resent the success SHE inspired the actor to achieve.
And the couple are said to have called it quits in 2010, after Paradis decided that she could not go on, but decided not to announce it.
It's over: It's being claimed that Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis ended their relationship in 2010, they don't look happy here at 2008 Academy Awards…
According to a source, the former model and singer, 39, urged the actor to take mainstream roles, such as 2003's Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
Until then, despite being a huge name, Depp had been inclined to more obscure and cult-like roles.
But his step into the world of blockbusters paid off handsomely.
The film hauled in more than $300 million and turned Depp into one of the world's most profitable leading men.
Near the end: The couple were seen together in Cannes in May 2010
Separate lives: Vanessa, pictured here at a June Film Festival, and Johnny, at the London premiere of Dark Shadows in May, only recently confirmed their split
But Vanessa grew unhappy, it is claimed in Us Weekly despite the fact she was reaping the rewards of his $20 million a film career.
It didn't help that Vanessa, who had a huge hit in Europe with Joe Le Taxi, was watching her singer career lie dormant.
Her father's daughter: Lily Rose wentr grocery shopping in West Hollywood today, she's the spitting image of her father
A source told the magazine: 'Vanessa started to feel like she'd sacrificed her career for his.'
Depp, who earned more than $75 million in 2010, reacted to the enmity by becoming resentful himself.
The source said: 'Nothing Johnny did was ever good enough for Vanessa. When he was working, she wasn't happy.
'And when he wasn't working, he was called a slob for not doing enough for the kids and her family.'
The former couple are parents to Lily-Rose, 13, and Jack, 10.
'They'd have blazing fights,' says
the friend. 'Vanessa would take her frustrations out on him.' And he
'started to drink heavily.'
they continued to drift apart, Depp and Paradis always put their
children's needs first. “It broke Johnny's heart that the family he
loves so much was becoming fractured,” said the friend.
So in 2010, it is claimed, the singer decided to pull the plug, but they agreed to keep the split under wraps.
was heartbroken,' the friend told Us. 'But they agreed the kids' lives
shouldn't be affected. That's why they didn't announce it.'
then, Depp, 49, has found love again with his Rum Diary costar, Amber
Heard, 26. 'They are 100 percent dating,' a source revealed. 'He treats
her really well.'
New love Johnny is said to be dating his Rum Diary co-star, Amber Heard