Posted by: Sonali Velinker Kamat on October 06, 2015
They say a fool and his money are soon parted and we’d say Johnny Depp is no fool. Yet here’s a pricey tale that makes you wonder. It seems the ‘Pirates…’ star recently bid adieu to his beloved 156-foot liner, the Vajoliroja, to please wife Amber Heard — who apparently refused to get on the boat because it was named after Depp’s ex-girlfriend Vanessa Paradis. In fact, the yacht’s unusual moniker combines the first letters of the names of his family: long-time love Vanessa Paradis (‘Va’), himself (‘Jo’), daughter Lily Rose (‘LiRo’) and son Jack (‘Ja’).
“Johnny loved that yacht. But he bought it for Vanessa (in 2007). And Amber is still jealous of her,” an insider told ‘Us Weekly’ last month, and while we can’t say for sure if that’s true, it is easy to accept that after 14 years and two children with Vanessa, Amber must feel like she has a hard act to follow.
Now it remains to be seen if Johnny is in the market for a new luxury liner, but his old faithful, we hear, will continue its travels around the world. “The Vajoliroja has always been available for rent during periods when Depp was away filming and couldn’t use it,” says our source, “and now it will perhaps acquire a new owner.”
Either way, it is obvious that cinema’s much-loved Captain Jack Sparrow decided (this once) not to rock the boat — smooth sailing on the marital front clearly meant more to him than a yacht!