June 19, 2012 at 2:18 PM ET
After months of speculation that Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis' relationship was over, a publicist for Depp confirms the couple has split.
"Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis have amicably separated. Please respect their privacy and, more importantly, the privacy of their children," Depp's publicist said in a statement given first to Entertainment Tonight.
The couple have two children together, Lily-Rose, 13, and Jack, 10.
As recently as May, Depp was denying that he and his partner of 14 years had split. "The rumors are not true. They are absolutely not true," Depp told the U.K.'s Sun on the red carpet for the London premiere of "Dark Shadows."
While he was denying the split, it was noted that Paradis was conspicuously absent from the premiere, and she hadn't walked a red carpet with Depp for at least a year and a half.
People has reported that the couple drifted apart and were living "separate lives" after moving from France to Los Angeles.
The two first got together in 1998, when the two met serendipitously at the Costes Hotel in Paris.
The couple, who never officially wed, lived in France for much of their relationship; Depp recently told French magazine VSD (via People) that living there "has given me everything. A marvelous family and also an equilibrium which I missed enormously."
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