Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis split after 14 years

  • Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp has separated from his partner of 14 years, French singer and actress Vanessa Paradis.

    "Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis have amicably separated. Please respect their privacy and, more importantly, the privacy of their children," according to Depp's publicist Robin Baum.

    The announcement follows reports of a split earlier this year, although Depp denied the rumors.

    Depp, 49, began dating Paradis, 39, in 1998, after he broke up with British supermodel Kate Moss.

    The couple, who never married, have two children, Lily-Rose, 13, and 9-year-old Jack. They split their time between France, Los Angeles and a private island in the Caribbean.