Vanessa Paradis to receive 100m from Depp

Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis Vanessa Paradis will receive a £100 million payout from Johnny Depp. The couple - who have two kids, Lily-Rose, 13, and 10-year-old Jack, together - announced the end of their 14-year relationship this week and the French actress is set to walk away with the huge sum even though they have never married. Johnny, 49, is expected to make the huge one-off payment to Vanessa, 39, to keep their relationship amicable, rather than go through a messy court battle. Hollywood lawyer Robert Nachshin told The Sun newspaper: "If the couple had been married, Mr. Depp's wife would have been able to simply claim 50 per cent, child support payments and alimony. However, because they are not married this does not apply. The partner would have to file a civil suit and go to court. Litigation is expensive and could run into extremely high figures. This won't be a monthly payment plan - he will make a lump sum payment as a settlement." The Pirates of the Caribbean actor earned a reported £50 million last year alone and has an extensive property portfolio which includes homes in Paris, Venice, the Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles and Norfolk along with a private island in the Bahamas. According to friends, the pair "tried for months to save the relationship but have known for weeks that it couldn't be saved."

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  1. David • June 21, 2012 @ 9:58 AM

    Who needs marriage when you can be with someone, have kids with them, and still walk away with a hefty payout

  2. Missy • June 21, 2012 @ 11:05 AM

    She would have gotten a lot more if she’d been married. Not that she needs it. She’s a star in her own right.

  3. steve c. • June 21, 2012 @ 11:12 AM

    160million bucks? no wonder movies cost so much to make,and we pay through high ticket prices. no one needs that much money. insane.

  4. Sam • June 21, 2012 @ 2:07 PM

    Speak for yourself I need that much money. Can do alot with it personally and to help others.

  5. C-Dub • June 21, 2012 @ 7:31 PM

    Stand up guy, that Depp.
    See people, it’s the women who go and take everything from the men. BUT if you are nice about it, you can get something fair.
    See Russell Brand vs. Katy Perry. Russell Brand walked away from a hefty pay day just to keep things amicable so nobody needs to be dragged in the mud and court battles, yet Katy has done some evil things after.
    So Hopefully if Depp’s X agrees to it then they can live happy lives and 100million is a pretty penny. 14yrs was a long time. Good for them.

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