Depardieu's rocky relationship with the actress and former face of Chanel came to an abrupt end in March (05) and the GREEN CARD star admits it was a tough time.
He says, "It was too hard. A wonderful woman. I respect her still, but I don't speak to her. It's too complicated.
"She is very beautiful, but that is difficult."
The pair have since separated their business interests in Depardieu's restaurant venture.