Paradis wins lucky Depp with £100m pay-out

Stat of the day: £100m. Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis' 14-year relationship ended this week. Despite never officially tying the knot, Paradis will receive half of Depp's £200m fortune. It marks one of the largest ever pay-outs for a non married couple.

by Rebecca Burn-Callander
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

Pirates of the Caribbean star Depp will divide up his assets equally, including an eye-popping property porfolio littered with mansions, apartments and even an island - Little Hall's Pond Cay in the Bahamas.

It's a generous move from the star, who is not married to Paradis but has two children with the Joe le Taxi singer. As Hollywood lawyer Robert Nachshin told The Sun: 'If the couple had been married, Mr Depp’s wife would be able to simply claim 50%, child support payments and alimony. However, because they are not married this does not apply. The partner would have to file a civil suit and go to court.'

Johnny Depp is one of Hollywood's highest earners, commanding fees upwards of $35m for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribean films -  $50m for Dead Man's Chest. It is believed the settlement will be finalised out of court.

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