“It was having children that woke me up. To fall in love, to that degree, to fall in love with … these little angels. Who didn’t ask to arrive, but who arrived anyway. That was just huge for me. It was like the uplifting of a veil. There was something that it gave me, for the very first time in my life. Clarity.”
The Hollywood star developed a hard partying reputation in the 90s when he was engaged to actress Winona Ryder and then in a four-year relationship with supermodel Kate Moss and was friends with Liam and Noel Gallagher from Oasis.
Depp who has been with French singer-and-actress Vanessa since 1998 – admits when he was younger he “put things” into his body that you wouldn’t put into a car.
“At a certain point in our youth we would put things into our bodies that were unfit to be put into a f***ing automobile. You know what I mean? You wouldn’t put that stuff in a bad car. Anyhow, at a certain point you’ve got to take apart the f***ing motor. Like you open the hood of a car and check over all the parts; all the bits and bobs that make it go. Eventually you have to examine yourself in that way.”