"About two years ago, Vanessa was unhappy and told him she wanted to split," a "friend close to the couple" maintains to the mag. "The more time they spent apart, the clearer it became they were happier without each other."
Sources around the normally private Depp then proceed to paint the mother of his two children (Lily-Rose, 13, and Jack, 10) as a harpy whom he couldn't satisfy, no matter how hard he tried.
In the "it's all Paradis' fault" column, there's her supposed dissatisfaction with their quiet life in the French countryside, a laidback setting Depp is said to have embraced.
"She would always complain that she was bored," huffs the insider. "She said she felt like an old woman who had given up on life and constantly told him she wanted to live in L.A."
Coincidentally, malaise was recently cited as Johnny's reason for sticking a fork in the relationship.
"He was bored senseless with her," a source griped to Radar Online. "Being with Vanessa was making him miserable.
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