Johnny Depp has hit out at reports he's permanently ditched life in his native America in favour of France, insisting he resides in both countries.

The EDWARD SCISSORHANDS star, who has two children with French beauty Vanessa Paradis, says his time is split between both nations, contrary to popular belief.

He says, "I still live in Los Angeles. I just happen to have a home in France as well because my kids are half-French.

"I've always gone back and forth between LA and France. With location time, it's not even a split. I'm here (in Los Angeles) more."

Despite having a home in Hollywood, Depp recently admitted he has no desire to raise in children in the star-studded city.

14/03/2004 20:54