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    Inside Vanessa Paradis' New Life Without Johnny Depp

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    Johnny Depp's love life has been in the spotlight thanks to his recent engagement to Amber Heard, but Depp's former longtime partner Vanessa Paradis is still looking for The One.

    A source reveals to E! News that the French singer-actress is spending an increased amount of time in her homeland because she "wants to find love with a Frenchman."

    "Of course the last two years have been hard, but Vanessa is a battler and she's never felt more happy in her career," a source close to Paradis' large extended family from Paris said. "She doesn't regret a moment of her life with Johnny but would love to meet up with a lovely Frenchman who will sweep her off her feet," the source added.

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    Paris is Paradis' "favorite place in the world," and she lives in an apartment not far from where she was raised, near the suburb of Saint-Maur-des-Fossés.

    The source explains that while the 41-year-old is still "hugely sad" about the end of her relationship with the 50-year-old actor, she is "confident and looking to the future."

    After 14 years and two children together, Depp's publicist confirmed that the couple had "amicably separated" in July 2012.

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    The brunette beauty's music career is also blossoming; she released a double album titled Love Songs. The first single from the album, "Love Song" makes her "so happy," the source said.

    Paradis was most recently spotted in an ultra-chic Alexandre Vauthier gown and a fresh curly 'do, accepting the Artiste Interprete Feminine Award—also known as France's Female Artist of the Year—during the Les Victoires de la Musique ceremony on Friday.

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