Vanessa Paradis Opens Up About Her Romance with Johnny Depp
10/13/2008 AT 09:45 AM EDT
"Each summer people say we're supposed to be getting married, but we don't talk about it that much," Paradis – Depp's girlfriend of 10 years and the mother of his two children – tells the U.K. edition of Elle in its November issue. "He's got me, and he knows he's got me."
Adds Paradis, 35: "I love the romance of 'let's get married,' but then, when you have it so perfect ... I mean, I'm more married than anybody can be – we have two kids [Jack, 6, and Lily Rose, 9]. Maybe one day, but it's something I can really do without."
When French singer-actress-model first met Depp, it was not quite love at first sight.
"We were in two different worlds – him in America, me in France – but we had friends in common," explains the current face of Miu Miu. "We saw each other sometimes over the course of four years. But then, the day we found each other in Paris, we were both in the same world and free and it was just instant. There was no more time to waste – just no way around it."
Asked if she's "tamed" the Pirates of the Caribbean star, whose previous girlfriends include Kate Moss and Winona Ryder, Paradis says: "Tamed. What's that? Like a lion? Noooo, no, we did it to each other. Maybe I'm a good girlfriend because I'm his girlfriend. I'm not sure I'd be a good girlfriend to anyone else; the same for him. It's difficult to explain, but it's something that's natural, obvious and beautiful."
What's also natural: Women's desire to mob Depp, 45. In fact, Paradis feels it herself. "I understand. I want to mob him all the time, I do," she says. "He's a very charming person."
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