Sexy actress Vanessa Paradis could marry her long-term boyfriend JOHNNY DEPP - but it would only be for the benefit of their children.

The gorgeous couple, who split their time between Paradis' native France and California, were thought to be opposed to the idea of marriage since they have refused to wed despite having two children - JACK and LILY-ROSE - together.

However, ELISA star Paradis has stated that she and Depp are simply ambivalent towards marriage - and may wed in the future to please their children.

She explains, "We've never said we don't want to get married, but we're neither opposed to it nor excited by it.

"You know, we might do it for the kids one day. But we are more than married: we have two children. It's not like we need to."

19/05/2004 00:06