Johnny Depp split up with Vanessa Paradis because he was bored with her.
The Hollywood hunk was reportedly "miserable" in his relationship with his partner of 14 years and ended things because there was no longer a spark between them.
A source told RadarOnline.com: "Johnny didn't want to be with Vanessa anymore. They had grown so far apart, and he wanted to be free and try new things. He was bored senseless with her, being with Vanessa was making him miserable.
The spark had gone, and there was nothing left. Johnny just wants more from life and believes Vanessa deserves to be happier too. He's not embroiled in some hot and heavy new romance and he has no plans to jump straight into something straight away, but he is keen to have some fun again."
The 49-year-old actor and Vanessa, 39 - who have two kids, Lily-Rose, 13, and 10-year-old Jack, together - are thought to have been on the rocks for some time and Johnny is relieved it is finally out in the open.
The source added: "Johnny has wanted this relationship to end since last year. He has tried to get out of this for a long time. Johnny was not handling keeping their split secret too well, it was difficult for him to carry on a farce, so now that it is out in the public he is feeling a lot happier about the situation."