Inside the Depp-Paradis Split
Did a publicist, a co-star, or just career difficulties fuel problems?
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 20, 2012 10:29 AM CDT
Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp arrive to attend the Figaro Madame/Chanel dinner during the 63rd Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2010 in Cannes. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Johnny Depp's publicist, Robin Baum, was the one to confirm the end of Depp's relationship with Vanessa Paradis yesterday—but is Baum actually to blame for the break-up? The New York Post notes that In Touch ran a picture of Depp appearing to kiss a woman it said was Baum back in January; Baum wouldn't comment when asked about the claims last night. The Post also recalls that Depp reportedly went to Las Vegas with Rum Diary co-star Amber Heard in April, though Paradis vehemently denied rumors of a split in May.

But in May Paradis was also looking at properties in Beverly Hills, the Daily Mail adds, noting that she looked "glum." A source tells the Sun things started going sour when the couple moved to California: "They bet that things would continue there as they had in the south of France. They lost that bet," the source says, as Depp's star rose while Paradis went seven years between albums. All the papers seem to agree the two have been living separate lives for months now, having not been spotted together on the red carpet in more than a year, but a source tells People they "tried for months to save the relationship" to keep their family together.

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