Johnny Depp ‘Heavily’ Drinking To Deal With Vanessa Paradis Break Up

Star turned to alcohol as relationship began to crumble….

Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis shocked Hollywood when they announced their split last month after 14 years together and now sources close to the star have insisted that their relationship was so difficult that the ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ star “drinking heavily” to deal with the stress.

The 48 year-old, who has two children with the French actress reportedly turned to drink after a series of “blazing rows” with Vanessa who was reportedly resentful of the “sacrifices” she had made for the actor.

“They’d have blazing fights,” a source told Us weekly. “Vanessa would take her frustrations out on him.” [Johnny] started to drink heavily.”

While Depp went from indie star to fully fledged big screen icon during their relationship, Vanessa’s career faltered.

“Vanessa started to feel like she’d sacrificed her career for his,” a friend explained. “Nothing Johnny did was ever good enough for Vanessa. When he was working, she wasn’t happy. And when he wasn’t working, he was called a slob for not doing enough for the kids and her family.”

Johnny’s drinking became noticeably bad last year, when according to sources the relationship started to break down.

According to the Daily Mail in November 2011 it was reported that Johnny had turned up to a nightclub with seven women in tow and was “drinking, dancing with models and generally acting like a bachelor.”

It was also claimed by a Vanity Fair that their interviewer found Depp asleep in a hotel toilet in London before that.

Reports of Depp drinking and partying emerged in January when rumours of a split first began. While they denied it at the time, it seems their romance was indeed over but kept quiet to protect their children.

Since splitting with the 39 year-old, Depp is said to have found love again with his ‘Rum Diaries’ co-star Amber Heard.

Update: In the Meanwhile, also the relationship with Amber Heard had fallen apart. And surprise, surprise: footage of Depp appeared of him being very drunk and rather aggressive. The footage was released by Amber as evidence against him, to strengthen her claim that he had hit her.