Johnny Depp on Going Blind, Vanessa Paradis & the “Kiddies”

By on June 19, 2013

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Johnny Depp‘s recent Rolling Stone interview is chock-full of rare insights into the private actor’s personal life. From his health and those trademark colored glasses to his split from Vanessa Paradis, the actor opened up about trying to “make the best of it.”

Johnny Depp on his relationship’s end:

“Relationships are very difficult, especially in the racket that I’m in because you’re constantly away or they’re away and so it’s hard. It wasn’t easy on her. It wasn’t easy on me. It wasn’t easy on the kids.

“The trajectory of that relationship – you play it out until it goes, one thing leads to another. So, for whatever reason that ­ceases, it doesn’t stop the fact that you care for that person, and they’re the mother of your kids, and you’ll always know each other, and you’re always gonna be in each other’s lives because of those kids. You might as well make the best of it.”

On how their two kids are handling the changes:

“They’ve been incredibly understanding, incredibly strong throughout the whole ordeal… Kiddies come first. You can’t shield them, because then you’d be lying. So you can at least be honest with your kids, and you say the absolute truth to your child – that was very important to not pussyfoot around.”

On making sobriety a priority through this “bumpy” time:

“I definitely wasn’t going to rely on the drink to ease things or cushion the blow or cushion the situation, ’cause that could have been fatal. I felt it was my duty to be real clear throughout that. I had something pretty serious to focus on, really, which was making sure that my kids were gonna be cool. (I had to) bite the bullet and deal with real life, deal with clarity.”

On being “basically blind as a bat” in his left eye:

“Everything is just very, very blurry,” the 50-year-old explained, noting his right eye is both near and increasingly far-sighted. “I’ve never had proper vision.”

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  1. Ruby T.

    June 19, 2013 at 8:52 am

    I didn’t know my baby had poor vision!!! Tell him it’s okay, he can hold my hand and I’ll be help him get around. ;)

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