Aug. 13, 2012 at 9:52 AM ET
Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis were a notoriously private couple during their 14 years together, rarely speaking about their relationship. The couple split in June after months of speculation that there was trouble between them, and now Paradis is breaking her silence, speaking out about her thoughts on love, fame and dating.
"Love is the strongest and most fragile thing we have in life," Paradis tells Harper's Bazaar in the September issue. "Nothing is ever for sure, but when something in love doesn't work from the beginning, it's never going to work. Don't push it."
Paradis also make comments that allude to still being in love despite her relationship to Depp no longer being successful. "When you meet the love of your life, it's just obvious and natural and easier," she told the magazine. But, "you keep learning all the time. Sometimes you could be in an unhappy relationship; you are very much in love with someone, but it's making you unhappy and you think things can change and you can work it out."
Depp and Paradis lived mostly in France during the time they were together, and had only recently relocated to Los Angeles when they split. Fame, Paradis said, is something she wasn't ready for. "I was for sure not prepared for fame when it happened, but nobody pushed me to do it. I wanted to sing, to dance, to work," she said.
Paradis makes no mention of starting to date again, but she did tell Harper's that she's got a type. "Well, my type is obviously creative," she said. "Creative, with burning eyes and a pretty mouth."
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