Johnny Depp trial: why Vanessa Paradis religiously keeps silent

Vanessa Paradis is discreet. She does not comment on the joys or the sorrows, as reminded Gala in its edition on newsstands this Thursday, August 18. A mantra, which applies to the media unpacking of the defamation lawsuit of the father of her children, Johnny Depp against Amber Heard.

Even after the father of her children won his defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard, Vanessa Paradis didn’t say anything. Since the start of his career, she applies a simple mantra: elegance lies in discretion. As reminded Gala in its edition on newsstands this Thursday, August 18, the singer preserves this modesty in joy and in sorrow. “Vanessa never talks about her personal stories.but when she is in the presence of Samuel, we have the image of a couple really in love”thus analyzed in 2018 the director Yann Gonzalez, who directed the star in A knife in the heart. So what could she say about Johnny Depp’s unpacking against Amber Heard? How to respond to those who claim that the father of his children is violent and irresponsible? Was it necessary to comment on the revealed below of an affair which broke up his family?

Vanessa only spoke once on this story. Two years before the defamation trial, which pitted Johnny Depp and Amber Heard against the court in Fairfax (United States) from April 11 to June 1, 2022. In 2020, while The Sun called Johnny Depp a “women hitter”she asserted herself very simply:I’ve been around Johnny for over twenty-five years. We lived as a couple for fourteen years and raised our two children together. During all those years, I have only known a gentle, caring, generous and non-violent Johnny both as an individual and as a parent (…) He was never violent or abusive with me. Final declaration of a mother defending above all her children, designated by the article as victims of their father’s abuse.

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Vanessa Paradis, unfailing discretion

Since then, she hasn’t said anything. Alongside Samuel Benchetrit, her husband since 2018, the icon of French song is living happy days. The couple consolidate their blended family life. Vanessa Paradis protects her two children, Lily-Rose, 23, and Jack John Christopher Depp, who follow in her footsteps. Her husband also has his: Jules, 24, the son of Marie Trintignant and Saül, 15, the daughter of Anna Mouglalis. The new tribe seeks its balance away from the spotlight. Vanessa Paradis, with unfailing discretion, is its cornerstone… Even if it means distancing herself from the past.

Vanessa Paradis and Samuel Benchetrit met in 2016.
© JACOVIDES-BORDE-MOREAU / BESTIMAGEVanessa Paradis and Samuel Benchetrit met in 2016.