French actress Vanessa Paradis (left) and her husband, US actor Johnny Depp (right) arrive to attend the Figaro Madame/Chanel dinner during the 63rd Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2010 in Cannes. MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images.
By Arienne Thompson, USA TODAY
One of Hollywoood's most loving couples, Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, are officially over.
Depp and Paradis "have amicably separated," his publicist confirmed to USA TODAY. "Please respect their privacy and, more importantly, the privacy of their children."
Split rumors have dogged the couple for months now, but they've remained relatively silent about their personal life even as he hit the promo trail for movies like Rum Diary and Dark Shadows.
Depp began a relationship with the French actress in 1998 after a high-profile engagement to Winona Ryder and a long-term relationship with Kate Moss. The couple never married and have two children, Lily-Rose, 13, and Jack, 10.