Johnny Depp is ready to pay Vanessa Paradis a massive amount as a good faith gesture and to keep their separation amicable, according to reports.
Though they were never married, the actor is prepared to give his partner of 14 years an out-of-court settlement in excess of $150 million.
Depp and Paradis separated this week, but are determined to keep the already difficult breakup amicable. A nine-figure check can't hurt.
As the couple weren't married, negotiations over financial support could be complicated, according to legal experts ... which is why it just won't happen.
Call it the opposite of Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian.
Depp harbors no ill will toward Paradis and wants to avoid legal wrangling. Said an insider: "he will make a generous lump sum payment as a settlement."
French singer Paradis is also expected to retain ownership of a house in Plan-de-la-Tour in southern France, leaving Depp with his Hollywood Hills home.
They have two children together - Lily-Rose, 13, and Jack, 10.