The Pirates of the Caribbean star, Johnny depp and his longtime love, Vanessa Paradis called it quits. This was confirmed by Depp's publicist saying, "Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis have amicably separated." Adding, "Please respect their privacy and, more importantly, the privacy of their children."
49 year old Depp and Paradis (39) have been together since 1998, however they never got married and have two children together, Lily-Rose, 13 and John, 10. Depp was only married once to Lori Anne Allison back in 1983.
Their split was under a lot of speculation, after the actor was romantically linked with his `The Rum Diary' co-star Amber Heard. Depp even attempted shooting down rumours of their split this past May. The couple haven't appeared together on the red carpet for over a year and after moving to Los Angeles from France were reportedly living separate lives.
Vanessa in various interviews stressed on how much she admired Depp, saying "We understand that, if we want our relationship to continue, we must give each other space and trust each other." In another interview explaining why they never felt the need to get married she said, "I love the romance of `Let's get married'. But then, when you have it so perfect... I mean I'm more married than anybody can be - we have two kids. Maybe one day - but it's something I can really do without."
However, in a recent interview she said, "I have a problem with the term `soulmates'. It scares me. "It's such a strong statement - it's like a marriage contract. I believe in love and I want to believe it lasts forever. But you have to take things a day at a time and never know what comes next. All you can do is hope and love and live."
The couple that was together for 14 years, following the split would now have to divide their assets, including homes in LA, Bahamas and Paris and more importantly custody of their children.