According to the mag, Vanessa, 39, pushed Johnny to move away from the artier films he favored for "marquee roles" like "Pirates of the Caribbean," a lucrative decision that netted the family such luxuries as a massive yacht, a private Caribbean island and an expansive French chateau.
But the Gallic actress-singer "started to feel like she sacrificed her career for his," kvetches the snitch. "Nothing Johnny did was ever good enough for Vanessa. When he was working, she wasn't happy. And when he wasn't working, he was called a slob for not doing enough for the kids and her family."
(OK, a couple of things: The idea that Depp, 49, can't make his own career decisions doesn't depict him in the best light. Plus, if Paradis did, in fact, advise him to take on the "Pirates" franchise, the source's admission would seem to give her a stronger negotiating position when it comes to divvying up his Capt. Jack-funded fortune.)
Alas, there's more, and yes, we agree that all this dissing puts a serious ding in Johnny's long-standing cooler-than-cool image ...