Vanessa Paradis feels nostalgic about the past.

The singer-turned-actress, who split from Johnny Depp in 2012 after a 14-year relationship, has briefly opened up about her romance with the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor, revealing she still has fond memories of their time together.

Probed by France's Marie Claire magazine about whether she regrets the past, she coyly replied: ''These things are too personal. I don't want to spill my soul to a magazine, and moreover, I'm very lucky.

''I don't know if I'm really melancholic because I like to live in the present and make the most of the positive things that exist. Of course, I'm sometimes nostalgic about the past, but it's a good nostalgia.''

Vanessa quickly shut down the line of questioning about the father of her two children, Lily-Rose, 15, and Jack, 12, who has just confirmed his engagement to his 'Rum Diary' co-star Amber Heard.

However, she added: ''Love is such an intense feeling. Naturally, in love there are good and bad sides. ''

The 'Joe Le Taxi' singer confessed motherhood has been the biggest transformation of her life to date and thinks nothing can top the feeling.

She said: ''My biggest change has been becoming a mother. There isn't anything stronger or more intense than that transformation, in your mind, your body and your life.''

Vanessa also avoided queries about whether her new short hairdo was due to a desire to break from the past.

She insisted: ''It's for a sketch by John [Turturro] for 'Rio, I Love You'. He asked me to cut them. My hair was all over the place, so it didn't take long for me to accept.''