Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis Tried to Save Their Relationship

A source close to the couple claims they put serious consideration into their decision to separate

After 14 years together, Johnny Depp and his longtime partner Vanessa Paradis may have given up on their love. But a source close to the pair insists that they did try hard to save their relationship before calling it quits.

"They've tried for months to save the relationship," the source tells People. "But they have known for weeks that it couldn't be saved."

Last week, Paradis arrived in her native France to promote her new film, Je Me Suis Fait Tout Petit (which comes out July 11) at the Cabourg Festival of Romantic Cinema. According to the source, the timing of Depp and Paradis' separation announcement purposefully coincided with her return to France.

"It was all decided before she got on that plane." 

In May, Depp, 49, denied the persistent rumors that he and Paradis, 39, were separating. (The couple have two children together: Lily-Rose, 13, and Jack, 9.)

"No matter what I say about this, people believe the opposite," Depp said just last month. "I can't say enough about it not being over."

Paradis also claimed the gossip was untrue, insisting the rumors were just a way for tabloids to sell sensationalist stories about them.

"Here, this is one which could hurt my family," she said of the breakup report. "After that... they say that we have 52 houses in France, we separate in winter, we get married every summer. Me, I'm in my 12th pregnancy."

But now Depp and his French love have officially called it quits.

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