Johnny Depp left Vanessa Paradis for Marilyn MansonEven though the title may sound scary, don’t jump to conclusions: Hollywood icon Johnny Depp confirmed that his relationship with longtime love Vanessa Paradis has ended and lately, he’s been spending a lot of time in the company of Marilyn Manson, who is one of his very good friends.

Depp also reveals that he and Vanessa Paradis have been living separate lives for more than a year while in which he, as a single man, has had time to rediscover an old passion: music. This is probably one of the reasons that Manson has been spotted in the company a lot more than before.

The two first met when Manson was an extra on “21 Jump Street”. The rocker has also sung at the birthday party of the actor’s son. And lately, the guys have been spending late evenings at Manson’s house in Hollywood, according to People magazine. It’s not hard to imagine how two pals sharing a passion for music can do. Moreover, they are both single at present, as Manson, who was romantically linked to Lana Del Rey, turned out to be single.

For those of you who are not familiar with Johnny Depp’s history with music, before he became popular in Hollywood, he used to play in a band called The Kids. This year, he had several musical projects. Depp appeared in Paul McCartney’s video for “My Valentine”. The video, showing the actor playing the guitar, was released in April. Also, he recorded a song with Marilyn Manson that will be featured on the singer’s “Born Villain” album.