Vanessa Paradis Dating French Musician Benjamin Biolay Before Johnny Depp Split?

Spotted on date three months before official split from 'Rum Diaries' star

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Vanessa Paradis has reportedly become close to an ex-lover of former French first lady Carla Bruni after her split from Johnny Depp. Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is thought to have introduced Vanessa, 39, to singer Benjamin Biolay, also 39, earlier this year and the pair have now recorded a duet together.

Rumours of Vanessa and Benjamin's burgeoning relationship first began in April when they were spotted enjoying dinner together. Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp confirmed they had split in June after 14 years together and while Hollywood was shocked about the split it seems the couple had not only gone their separate ways months earlier, they had new love interests too.

While Johnny reportedly hooked up with his 'Rum Diaries' co-star Amber Heard, Vanessa got hot and heavy with musician Benjamin Biolay after being set up together by Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld.

Vanessa Paradis with Chanel creative designer Karl Lagerfeld (WENN)

“They're the same age and have similar backgrounds in music,' a source told The Metro.

“So Karl was keen for them to meet.”

Vanessa and Benajmin are said to have hit if off and have even recorded a duet together. While it is unknown how long they have been dating, rumours of a romance were rife in April after they were spotted enjoying a dinner date together.

Benjamin Biolay, rumoured new love interest of Vanessa Paradis (WENN)

Vanessa isn't 39 year-old Ben's first famous beau either as he previously dated former French first lady Cara Bruni. It comes as reports earlier this month claim Vanessa was dating millionaire business man Guy-David Gharbi.

“Vanessa and Guy-David have become close over the last few months and even though they are still taking things slowly, they are dating now,” a source told The Sun.

“Guy-David’s made his feelings clear for Vanessa but told her he’s happy to give her all the time she needs.

“They’ve been going for quiet romantic dinners in Paris and just enjoying each other and having fun. It’s been a very healing thing for her. Guy-David’s put a smile back on Vanessa’s face, she looks younger and is even singing and writing songs again."

Vanessa is clearly a popular lady!

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It all began so sweetly fourteen years ago; Johnny Depp spied Vanessa Paradis from afar and sent a friend to see if she'd have a drink with him. The rest, as they say, is history...