Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis Are No. 21 on Zimbio's 100 Hottest Celebrity Couples List

Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis faired quite well on Zimbio's 100 Hottest Celebrity Couples list for the fourth year in a row. The pair has had their share of ups and downs (at least according to Internet rumors), but here they are, at a solid No. 21.

Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis (Getty)
These two have been together for over a decade, but they're very, very private about their family life. They rarely step out together in public, perhaps making it easier to believe the sordid breakup rumors that hounded them earlier this year. While we believe Paradis' denial about the split, the whisperings lowered the couple's Staying Power score. However, Depp's continued success with the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, the hype around Dark Shadows, and Rango's Oscar win kept the couple in the top 25.

Other celeb couples on the list include Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, and the hottest couple of them all, Jay-Z and Beyonce. Those two already had it all, then they went and had a baby. With perfect scores in three out of four categories, this music megacouple easily walked away with our top spot for the second year in a row. Every album Jay-Z's ever released (there are over 15) has gone platinum, he owns nightclubs, his own record company, and he's married to the hottest, richest, hardest working mom on the airwaves.

Also on the list, Depp's Pirates of the Caribbean co-star Penelope Cruz and husband Javier Bardem. This couple wastes no time on small, unsuccessful projects. Instead, they go for broke once a year, if that. For instance, Ms. Cruz blew up the box office in 2011 with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which grossed $1 billion worldwide. Before that, she'd been busy with motherhood and hadn't made a movie in two years. Bardem's only had three roles since nabbing an Oscar in 2007, but he just signed on to be the villain in the next James Bond flick, Skyfall.

This year marks Zimbio's fourth annual list of the 100 Hottest Celebrity Couples, and this time Beyonce and Jay-Z took top honors for a second year in a row. For a more comprehensive look at our scoring system, check out the infographic below, which explains the significance of our four criteria: Popularity, Success, Attractiveness, and Staying Power. Don't forget to check out the full feature here.

100 Hottest Celebrity Couples of 2012
100 Hottest Celebrity Couples of 2012
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