Johnny Depp had `blazing fights` with Vanessa before split

Updated: Jul 05, 2012, 17:05 PM IST

Washington: Johnny Depp started to drink “heavily,” after he had “blazing fights” with Vanessa Paradis before their breakup, according to sources.

The former model and aspiring singer is said to have resented her partner’s successful career, causing huge tension in their relationship.

“They’d have blazing fights. Vanessa would take her frustrations out on him. [Johnny, in turn], started to drink heavily,” a friend told Us Magazine.

According to the source, 39-year-old Paradis, pushed Depp to take up roles which went on the be a huge success, such as 2003’s ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.’

Paradis eventually began to resent Depp’s success -- even though his 20 million dollar-a-movie salary paid for their lavish lifestyle.

And with Paradis’ singing going nowhere, “Vanessa started to feel like she’d sacrificed her career for his,” the friend said.

Depp, who earned more than 75 million dollar in 2010, grew resentful, too.

“Nothing Johnny did was ever good enough for Vanessa. When he was working, she wasn’t happy. And when he wasn’t working, he was called a slob for not doing enough for the kids and her family,” the friend said.

The two are parents to 13-year-old Lily-Rose, and 10-year-old Jack.

The constant bickering led to vicious spats. “They’d have blazing fights,” the friend said. “Vanessa would take her frustrations out on him.” Depp, in turn, “started to drink heavily.”

Though they continued to drift apart, Depp and Paradis always put their kid’s needs first.

“It broke Johnny’s heart that the family he loves so much was becoming fractured,” the friend added.

But in 2010 -- the last time Depp and Paradis were photographed together on the red carpet -- the singer decided to pull the plug. “Johnny was heartbroken,” the friend said.

“But they agreed the kids’ lives shouldn’t be affected. That’s why they didn’t announce it,” the friend said.

Since then, the actor has found love again with his Rum Diary costar, Amber Heard.

“They are 100 percent dating. He treats her really well,” a source added.