Johnny and Vanessa met while he was filming ‘The Ninth Gate’ in France. Vanessa, a French singer and actress, approached Johnny first and he “just knew” she was the one for him he said it was love at first sight.
He said back in 2004 "I pretty much fell in love with Vanessa the moment I set eyes on her. As a person, I was pretty much a lost cause at that point of my life. She turned all that around for me with her incredible tenderness and understanding. Very quickly, I realized I couldn't live without her. She made me feel like a real human being instead of someone Hollywood had manufactured. It sounds incredibly corny and phony, but that's exactly what happened to me and what she has meant to me."
They were one of the most iconic and respected famous couples of all times but sadly the couple separated in 2012 after 14 years and two kids together.
The split is said to be amicable.
It was rumored that he wanted to get back together with her after his alleged relationship with Amber Heard failed
A source close to the couple - who were together for 14 years and had two children, Lily-Rose, 13, and 10-year-old Jack, together - told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: ''They are having a family holiday to show the kids they are still a strong family even if those two are split or not.
''But the fact he presented her with such a touching gift, it's almost as if they could make another go of things. Johnny wants to be with his family, he's a very family orientated man. His kids mean everything to him.
''What they need more than anything is to get together far away from Hollywood and that is what they are doing.''
Where/How First Met
In the lobby Hotel in Paris when he was filming The Ninth Gate