He blamed the hectic schedule that he and Vanessa had as the reason why their relationship ended.
"Relationships are very difficult," Johnny Depp told Rolling Stone in July 2013. "Especially in the racket that I'm in because you're constantly away or they're away and so it's hard. It wasn't easy on her. It wasn't easy on me. It wasn't easy on the kids."
"So, yeah," he continued. "The trajectory of that relationship -- you play it out until it goes, one thing leads to another. So for whatever reason that ceases, it doesn't stop the fact that you care for that person, and they're the mother of your kids, and you'll always know each other, and you're always gonna be in each other's lives because of those kids. You might as well make the best of it."