Vanessa Paradis: Family song is precious

Johnny Depp

Vanessa Paradis says the song she recorded with her ex-partner Johnny Depp is “precious”.

The French singer is currently promoting her new album Love Songs, which features a track that Johnny and the couple's daughter contributed to.

Johnny wrote the lyrics, daughter Lily Rose, 11, came up with the melody and Vanessa produced the track.

While the Hollywood actor and the blonde beauty split in 2012 after 14 years together, Vanessa treasures the memories that the song, called New Year, holds.

“Johnny wrote the chorus and one day our daughter, who was younger at the time, just sang a melody on the track. We recorded the song and I still have that recording, because to me it was incredibly beautiful. Now I decided to turn it into a complete song,” she told the German edition of Grazia magazine.

“The record is eternal and even when we’re all gone one day, this special project between daughter, mother and Johnny will live on. It’s a beautiful thought and very precious to me.”

Vanessa also spoke about her views on love following her break-up from Johnny, with whom she has two children.

The stars were plagued by reports that Johnny’s friendship with Rum Diaries co-star Amber Heard was to blame.

However, Vanessa doesn’t appear bitter about how things have developed since their split.

“We are always changing. Sometimes we want to fight for love, sometimes we want to get rid of it. Sometimes we’re happy without love, sometimes we’re not. Love doesn’t always stay the same,” she said.

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