Paradis: Love is not a fairy tale
Published 04/07/2013 | 14:54
The 40-year-old French actress and singer and The Lone Ranger star announced last June they were separating after 14 years together. They are parents to Lily-Rose, 14, and Jack, 11.
But Vanessa told Red magazine she doesn't dwell on their break-up, as she is busy getting on with her own career and bringing up their children.
She said: "I don't engage with that. I can't. First of all, I don't have enough time. I'm a singer, an actress, a mum, you know what I mean? It really doesn't interest me. But also there's nothing I can do, I can't shut people's mouths!
"So, enjoy yourselves, everyone. Have a ball with it. It's not like I'm lacking or missing something in my life either. Look at my life."
Johnny is thought to have found love again with Amber Heard, 27, his co-star in 2011 film The Rum Diary.
When asked to define love, Vanesssa said: "Love is not just about butterflies and fairy tales. We're not in a fairy tale. Nobody lives in a fairy tale.
"Love is something for families and friends and for lovers. It's the most powerful thing that we have."
The full interview is available in the August issue of Red magazine.