What's at Stake: Johnny Depp's (Pricey) Assets Up for Grabs
Johnny Depp bought Little Hall's Pond Cay, a 45-acre island with six beaches, for $3.6 million in 2004. The actor once called the place "pure and beautiful" – but it may be settlement fodder now that he and longtime partner Vanessa Paradis have split. Even though the couple never married,"one has to believe they have some sort of co-habitation agreement," L.A.-based family attorney Steve Mindel tells PEOPLE.
CASTLE IN L.A.
In 1995, Depp purchased this 1920s-era eight-bedroom castle-like home in West Hollywood on a four-acre eucalyptus grove. Depp is rumored to own several other houses in the neighborhood.
After filming The Tourist in Venice, Depp reportedly outbid an Arab prince to pay $13.4 million for this 17th Century palazzo overlooking the Grand Canal. Venice, he tells La Nuova Venezia, enchanted him with its "ghosts," "poetry" and "all those wonderful dark alleys."
Named Vajoliroja after his four family members – Vanessa, Johnny, Lily Rose, and Jack – this steam-powered craft with a formal dining room, master suite and four guest cabins is a spoil of Depp's
blockbuster successes. "Basically, if they're going to pay me the stupid money right now," he once told Vanity Fair, "I am going to take it."
SOUTH OF FRANCE VINEYARD
Once a sanctuary from the headaches of fame, their properties just north of Saint-Tropez include a vineyard,in a rustic village that Depp bought as a gift to Paradis, who already owned a villa there. The pair left France in favor of Los Angeles several years ago – but still own the property.