After 12 years together and having two children, Johnny Depp says he and Vanessa Paradis are still perfectly happy and have no plans to tie the knot.

“I never found myself needing that piece of paper,” he tells Extra.

“Marriage is really from soul to soul, heart to heart. You don’t need somebody to say, ‘OK, you’re married.’”

And while he says he’d do the ceremony at the drop of a hat if Paradis wanted, he’d be too “scared of ruining her last name. She’s got such a good last name.”