Date: 20th June 2012

Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis split after 14 years

Johnny Depp and his long-time partner, Vanessa Paradis, have split.

A publicist for the actor said in a statement that the two "have amicably separated".

The announcement follows widespread reports earlier this year that the couple's relationship was on the rocks, although Depp denied rumours of a split to British newspaper The Sun in May.

The statement requested privacy for the former couple and their two children, nine-year-old son, Jack, and 13-year-old daughter, Lily-Rose.

Depp and Paradis met in 1998 but never married during their 14-year relationship. The American actor and the French model-singer lived together with their children in France.

Depp's most recent film credits include Rum Diary, The (2011) and Dark Shadows (2012). He is set to star as Tonto in the big-screen take on The Lone Ranger, due next year.

Source: Press Release