Vanessa and Lenny were dating when she moved to the United States to work with him on her self titled album 'Vanessa Paradis' in 1992 , at the time Vanessa denied the relationship between them was nothing more than work they were seen several times holding hands and kissing in the streets in Paris and even in a nudist beach in Bahamas from 1992 to 1997.
But many years later Lenny finally opened for the first time about their romance, in 2009 he told Paris Match
”I was madly in love with her. Vanessa was the perfect woman but she arrived at the wrong moment. I regret it. And I hope she will read this. She met Johnny Depp through me. After that, I never saw her again. She didn’t come to my concerts, we didn’t have anymore contact. I can only wish her to be happy. But I know one day we’ll meet again. And it will be the right time to talk about all this.”
read here the french interview http://www.purepeople.com/article/lenny-kravitz-j-etais-fou-amoureux-de-vanessa-paradis_a29199/1
VANESSA Paradis is leaning on Lenny Kravitz‘s shoulder to help her get over her split from Johnny Depp.
Vanessa dated Kravitz back in the early 1990s, but they stayed in touch during her 14 years with Depp.
“Before Vanessa met Johnny, Lenny was the love of her life,” a source said.
“Although their romance didn’t last long, they remained close friends over the years and she didn’t hesitate to call him.
“Vanessa has been calling Lenny over the past few months while she and Johnny have been on the rocks. She needed to talk to someone who would understand and not make any judgments.
“She knew Lenny would be there for her, and he told Vanessa to reach out to him whenever she felt low. Vanessa usually calls Lenny in tears, but by the time they hang up an hour or two later, she’s in much better spirits and even laughing.”