In an awkward encounter with French Elle as she promoted her latest film Cornouaille, Vanessa explained exactly why she refuses to discuss her separation from the actor, saying: “I don’t want to talk about him. Who said that artists should sell their soul, expose everything about themselves?
“It’s my duty to promote this movie, and my albums, but can you imagine what it feels like to see people making a business out of your pain. What’s happened to us is our concern.”
She then added: “I don’t have the recipe for happiness, but I think the engine is simply having the desire. It’s not feeling obliged or forced or repeating yourself. I hate, for example, whenever you hear someone say, ‘You have work at being a couple’. No, you have to want to be there. And for me, I want to be right where I am right now.”
Vanessa and Johnny split in June after 14 years together. Good for you, Van. RM