Marriage doesn`t seem necessary for us, says Johnny Depp

Updated: May 24, 2011, 16:15 PM IST

London: Johnny Depp, who has two children with Vanessa Paradis, his girlfriend of 12 years, has no plans to marry her because he feels their relationship is perfect the way it is.

"We`ve never married and that`s how it is going to stay - for now. As one of our presidents once said, `If it ain`t broke, don`t fix it.` We just haven`t done the big public vow thing. It doesn`t seem necessary for us. Others may want to go down that road - we don`t," femalefirst.co.uk quoted him as saying.

Depp, who has two children, Lily Rose and Jack with the French actress, says his greatest achievement in life is meeting Paradis and raising a family with her.

"If you call meeting Vanessa an `achievement`, it was certainly that. It came at the right time. We were both ready for children, and she`s given me Lily Rose, who is now 11 years old, and Jack, who`s 9. I saw Vanessa across a room - and I first saw only her back! But I immediately thought: `That`s the woman for me.` That was nearly 12 years ago," he said.

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