'Can you imagine what it feels like' Vanessa Paradis opens up about split from Johnny Depp
00:40 GMT, 13 August 2012
Vanessa Paradis has opened up about her split from Johnny Depp for the first time.
The French singer, who has two children with the Hollywood star, addressed their recent break-up saying: 'I don't want to talk about him.'
'Who said that artists should sell their soul, expose everything about themselves
'It's my duty to promote this movie,
and my albums, but can you imagine what it feels like to see people
making a business out of your pain,' she told the summer edition of
French Elle while promoting her latest film, Cornouaille.
Single lady: Vanessa Paradis has opened up about her split from Johnny Depp, saying she is content with her life now
'What's happened to us is our concern,' she added.
Vanessa and Johnny announced the end of their 14-year marriage earlier this year.
But Vanessa did say that she was happy with her situation in life.
'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.
'I hate, for example, whenever you hear someone say: “You have work at being a couple”. No, you have to want to be there.
'And for me, I want to be right where I am right now.'
Depp, 49, and Paradis, 39, have two children, Lily-Rose, 13, and Jack, 9.
The French-born actress and the American star who famously never married, had not been seen at a public event together since 2010.
Former love: Vanessa PAradis with her ex-partner Johnny Depp back in 2008, the couple have now ended their relationship
Vanessa did not attend any of the promotional events for recent film Dark Shadows or The Rum Diaries, in which he starred alongside blonde bisexual actress Amber Heard, 26, whom Depp has been romantically linked to.
Vanessa told Elle that she will continue to divide her time between the United States, where her children attend school, and France.
'My children are grown now, they are more independent,' she said.
'My daughter loves singing above all else. Jack, he's a guitarist.'
And she discussed whether they would follow their parents into the celebrity world.
'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 said.
'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.'