PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN star Johnny Depp has urged lovers to respect one and other if they want a long and happy relationship.

The actor has been with actress Vanessa Paradis for eight years and insists their relationship is just as special now as when they first met.

He says, "Trust, have fun and respect for one another. Respect for one another's privacy. Respect for what the other person does in their chosen profession. And obviously a whole lot of love.

"Vanessa was like a bold of lightning. She has success on her own terms and when we met it wasn't like she was anything other than this sweet, cool, funny girl.

"I'd never experienced anything like that before. She gave me these two beautiful kids.

22/07/2005 01:55