The Secret To A Good Relationship With Johnny Depp

Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp

Vanessa Paradis explains how she and Johnny have made their 12-years-and counting relationship work.

Vanessa Paradis is sharing the secret to long lasting love with Johnny Depp.

No it is not something you can replicate to find yourself in the arms of the Sexiest Man Alive — that's a spot this 37-year-old model and mother of two knows is reserved for her and her only... Even if Johnny's career takes him into steamy shower sex scenes with Angelina Jolie. Rumored Jolie/Depp Sex Scenes Sure To Sizzle

As you may know, ever since boy met girl twelve years ago in the lobby of Hôtel Costes in Paris, Vanessa and Johnny have been one of the longest running, most attractive, famously unwed couples out there.

For them, as long as they have loyalty, trust and space, there's no need to put a ring on it.

As she explains in the August issue of Marie Claire UK.

The fact that we're not together every day plays a big part in keeping our relationship stable. And then we also have a lot of respect and admiration for each other. We understand that, if we want our relationship to continue, we must give each other space, allow each other to go off on our own, and trust each other. Not everyone is lucky enough to be given space and trust. You're really lucky if you find someone you can trust when you spend time apart. But it's more complicated than that. Keeping love alive should be like the way you live your life. You don't eat the same meal every day, you don't read the same book, you don't listen to the same CD. When you are a couple, you need to go off alone and discover things for yourself. [Source: via Daily Mail]

Wow, that takes a lot of trust, especially for a man who likely knows he could have any woman (or man) at the drop of his hipster hat. Johnny Depp Sexiest Man Alive. Pope Still Catholic

The thing is Vanessa just likes him, and trusts him, and, most importantly, respects him. When you have all those components, it sure makes being in a relationship easy!

I could make an endless list of all the things I admire about him, but above all I admire his immense loyalty. I love watching him when he's thoughtful or involved in something. I love observing him when he is talking to people. I love seeing how he deals with situations… I could go on and on, tell you I admire him as an actor, as a father and as the man he is for me. But more than anything, I admire him as a person. Not only when he is talking to me or his mother, but as a person in the world, in all kinds of situations. I think he is magnificent. Truly magnificent. [Source: via Daily Mail]