Moving on and moving out: Vanessa Paradis spotted looking at Beverly Hills homes just weeks before split from Johnny Depp confirmed
12:42 GMT, 20 June 2012
Spokesperson confirmed split ending 14 year relationship yesterdayFrench star looked at series of properties in Beverly Hills on May 23Johnny was seen boarding a jet to New Mexico alone two weeks ago
They were said to have been living separate lives from months before it was finally confirmed that Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis had split.
And while the break up was only confirmed yesterday it seems that the French singer was preparing to move on and move out weeks ago.
Vanessa, 39, was seen house hunting at a number of plush properties in Beverly Hills at the end of May.
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Looking glum: Vanessa Paradis was spotted house hunting in Beverly Hills on May 23, just weeks before her split from Johnny Depp was confirmed
The Caf de Flore star visited a number of properties with price tags of between $7million and $11million.
Vanessa appeared glum as she looked around the properties on May 23 and there was no mistaking the strain of the relationship breakdown has taken its toll.
The actress, singer and model was dressed in a floppy hat and had a blue and red printed kaftan over a grey blouse.
Life without Johnny: The 39-year-old singer, actress and model was casually dressed as she looked at the expensive properties
Lush home: The French star was seen looking at a number of properties in Malibu and Beverly Hills including this seven bedroom home which is listed at $7,995,000
She was also wearing a pair of loose-fitting grey trousers which were rolled up.
The French star was seen looking at a number of properties in Malibu and Beverly Hills including a seven bedroom home which is listed at $7,995,000.
The home boasts 7,580 square feet, eight separate bathrooms, media and game rooms, a wet and a dry saunas, a pool and spa.
Vanessa was also seen looking at a six bedroom home which cost a cool $10,995,000.
The master bedroom offers two separate baths, two terraces and a study and the property also has a separate guest house.
With Johnny visit: The actress is now starting a new life without her former partner Depp after their 14-year relationship ended
Who lives in a house like this: Vanessa has been looking for a home that she can share with the couple's two children Lily-Rose, 13, and Jack, nine. Will this $7,495,000 pad fit the bill
The actress will no doubt be wanting to make sure any property she moves in to is suitable for her children with Depp – Lily-Rose, 13, and Jack, nine.
Two weeks ago, Depp,49, was seen cutting a lonely figure as he hopped onto a jet on his way to New Mexico.
As late as last month the Pirates of the Caribbean star had denied there was any rift between himself and Vanessa, despite reports stating that they were living separate lives dating back to January.
A source told The Sun last night: 'It’s so sad. Johnny and Vanessa gambled that they could move to California and be on long stays on film locations for his career.
Flying solo: Johnny Depp was seen boarding a private jet to New Mexico two weeks ago. He and Vanessa are said to have been living separate lives for months
Tough time: Johnny has not been seen at a public event with Vanessa since 2010
'They bet that things would continue there as they had in the south of France. They lost that bet.
JOHNNY DEPP AND VANESSA PARADIS: A TIMELINE
1998 – Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis start dating after meeting at the Costes Hotel in Paris
May 1999 – The couple welcome their first child together, daughter Lily-Rose
April 2002 – Depp and Paradis extend their family when son Jack is born
2003 – Depp says in an interview he wants his children to grow up in France, not Los Angeles, so they can 'have a life'
2004 – Depp says he wants to 'have 100 children with Vanessa', and reveals fatherhood has given their partnership 'a real foundation'
2007 – Lily-Rose admitted to hospital after suffering from E.coli food poisoning. Reports claim their daughter's illness has 'spurred' Depp and Paradis to consider marrying
March 2010 – Claims suggest Paradis asked Depp to quit movie The Tourist because of his sex scene with co-star Angelina Jolie
2010 – Paradis says in an interview that the pair's relationship works because they 'give each other space'
January 2012 – Reports emerge that the pair are 'heading for a split' and are 'living sad and separate lives'
April 2012 – Depp romantically linked to The Rum Diaries co-star Amber Heard
May 2012 – Depp publicly denies split
19th June 2012 – Depp and Paradis' publicist confirms they have split
'She went seven years between albums and films, while he became Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates films.'
Reasons for the split have ranged
from career obligations pulling them apart to claims Depp had a fling
with his Rum Diaries co-star Amber Heard.
The blonde bombshell, who came out as
bi-sexual in 2010, was seen boarding Johnny's private jet to Las Vegas
in April, fuelling rumours of a relationship between the co-stars.
Yesterday Depp's publicist confirmed
the split in a statement that read: 'Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis
have amicably separated. Please respect their privacy and, more
importantly, the privacy of their children.'
The news Johnny Depp is now single will spark hope in many females across the globe, hoping they can have a shot with the Hollywood heartthrob.
Lily Cooper, nee Allen, took to Twitter and posted: 'FFS , Johnny Depp is single, and i’m married *calls divorce lawyer*'
She added: 'only joking I love my husband more than words can say.”
Depp, 48, and Vanessa, 39, got
together in 1998 when they met in the Costes Hotel in Paris while he was
filming the Roman Polanski film The Ninth Gate.
He had had a high-profile engagement
to Winona Ryder and a long-term relationship with Kate Moss and she had
just come out of a relationship with French-Slovenian actor Stanislas
Merhar, having been reportedly previously engaged to singer Lenny
A year after they got together, Depp
and Paradis's first child, daughter Lily-Rose Melody, was born, followed
by their son John 'Jack' Christopher in 2002.
In 2007, the family were in London
when Lily-Rose fell ill with a serious E.coli infection that caused her
kidneys to start shutting down and she was rushed to Great Ormond Street
So grateful was Depp for the care and
attention the staff gave his daughter that in November 2007 he visited
in his Pirates of the Caribbean character Jack Sparrow to visit the
patients and the following year he donated 1million to the hospital.
Depp is worth an estimated
$300million and the family have divided their time between their homes
in Meudon, in the suburbs of Paris, two in Los Angeles, an island he
bought in The Bahamas and their villa in Le Plan-de-la-Tour, a small
town 20 km from Saint-Tropez, in the south of France.
In happier times: Vanessa and Johnny at a Chanel Party in May 2010
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