Depp and Paradis announce split


Johnny Depp and his long-time partner, Vanessa Paradis, have split.

A publicist for Depp said in a statement today that the two "have amicably separated".

The statement requested privacy for the former couple and their two children, nine-year-old son, Jack, and 13-year-old daughter, Lily-Rose.

Depp and Paradis met in 1998 but never married during their 14-year relationship. The American actor and the French model-singer lived together with their children in France.

Depp's most recent film credits include The Rum Diary and Dark Shadows. He is set to star as Tonto in the big-screen take on The Lone Ranger, due next year.