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Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis officially split after 14 years


French actress Vanessa Paradis and her husband, actor Johnny Depp, arrive to attend the Figaro Madame/Chanel dinner during the 63rd Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2010 in Cannes.



Johnny Depp and his longtime partner, Vanessa Paradis, are splitting after 14 years together.

Depp’s publicist issued a statement that the pair “have amicably separated” and asked that media and fans “Please respect their privacy and, more importantly, the privacy of their children," Entertainment Weekly reported.

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The pair met in 1998 when Depp saw the French actress sitting with a group of friends at the Costes Hotel in Paris and invited her over to chat. The two immediately hit it off and have been a well-known item ever since, according to

Although they never married, they have two children together, 13-year-old Lily-Rose and 9-year-old Jack.

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Their relationship has been rumored to be on the rocks ever since they moved to Los Angeles from France. Depp, 49, and Paradis, 39, haven't appeared together on a red carpet in about a year, reported.

A longtime resident of Plan-de-la-Tour in southern France, Depp recently told French magazine VSD that living in France with Paradis and their kids "has given me everything. A marvelous family and also an equilibrium which I missed enormously."