Johnny Depp Splits From Vanessa Paradis
Depp’s publicist confirms the news to Celebuzz in a statement: "Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis have amicably separated. Please respect their privacy and, more importantly, the privacy of their children."
The Pirates of the Caribbean star, 49, and Paradis have been partnered since 1998, but never made it down the aisle; they have two children together: Lily-Rose, 13, and John, 10.
Depp met the 39-year-old French singer/actress while he was filming The Ninth Gate. He’s had a long list of Hollywood loves, including Sherilyn Feen, Winona Ryder and Kate Moss, but has only married once – to Lori Anne Allison in 1983.
This confirmation comes after months of speculation that the longtime couple were on the outs. This past May, Depp even attempted to shoot down the rumors by telling U.K.’s Sun, “The rumors are not true. They are absolutely not true. No matter what I say about this, people believe the opposite. I can’t say enough about it not being over.”
Earlier this year, People.com reported that various sources close to the couple have revealed the two “live separate lives.” People also noted that the two have not appeared side-by-side on a red carpet for more than a year.