Johnny Depp has urged the British press to stop hounding his former girlfriend Kate Moss and her new lover Pete Doherty - because they are "great together".
The Pirates Of The Caribbean star - who dated the supermodel in the mid-1990s - admits he wasn't a good influence on her, but insists she and the troubled Babyshambles rocker are a good match.
He says, "I was not good for Kate. But she's a strong girl and a great girl and very smart.
"Dragging her through the mud like that - they (the newspapers) are weird and two-faced. Let her be! I have never met Pete Doherty, but I think he has talent and he and Kate could be great together. She's got a great brain on her and she's a great mummy."
Moss is mother to four-year-old Lila Grace, whose father is media mogul Jefferson Hack.