Everyone wants to know what the real reasons were behind Johnny Depp's split with Vanessa Paradis. But the answers won't come from the French model/actress.

In a recent interview with French Elle— she's doing press to promote a new film, Cornouaille— she largely kept quiet when asked about the matter.

"I don't want to talk about him," she said. "Who said that artists should sell their soul, expose everything about themselves?… It's my duty to promote this movie, and my albums, but can you imagine what it feels like to see people making a business out of your pain."

Then she kinda tipped her hand a bit, and if you read between the lines you can draw your own conclusions.

"I don't have the recipe for happiness, but I think the engine is simply having the desire," she said. "It's not feeling obliged or forced or repeating yourself. I hate, for example, whenever you hear someone say: 'You have work at being a couple.' No, you have to want to be there… And for me, I want to be right where I am right now.'"

Depp and Paradis were together for 14 years and split in June. They have two children, Lily-Rose, 14, and Jack, 10.

[via TheCelebrityCafe]