Johnny Depp's break-up 'to cost him $150m'
Thu June 21, 2012 4:15pm
THEY said their split would be amicable. And amicable to Johnny Depp is giving Vanessa Paradis $150 million.
The Sun reports that Depp's pay-off to Paradis is one of the biggest involving an unmarried couple.
Depp and Paradis announced this week they were separating after 14 years together. The couple, who had been denying rumours of a split for months, have two children together, Lily-Rose, 13, and Jack, 10.
Hollywood lawyer Robert Nachshin told the UK tabloid that Paradis would have been able to claim automatically half of Depp's fortune had they been married.
"However, because they are not married this does not apply. The partner would have to file a civil suit and go to court."
Depp reportedly wants to avoid any damaging court battles and is handing over the sum anyway.
The actor is one of Hollywood's highest paid actors, and has taken a healthy slice of the profits made by the Pirates of the Caribbean films.
He has been linked to Amber Heard, 26, his co-star on The Rum Diary.