We were pretty glum to hear the news of another celebrity break up this evening – Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis have split up after 14 years together.
The couple made their sad announcement through Johnny’s publicist, who revealed the pair had “amicably separated". Serious sad face.
Johnny and Vanessa - who have two children together; 13-year-old Lily Rose and nine-year-old Jack - have been denying rumours of a break up since January, but haven’t actually been seen at a public event together since way back in 2010. In fact, just last month a source close to the couple revealed that they were “working on” getting their relationship back on track.
Still, the sad announcement was made tonight to US title Entertainment Tonight - simply saying, "Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis have amicably separated. Please respect their privacy and, more importantly, the privacy of their children."
Johnny and Vanessa met in 1998 when they both found themselves in the Costes Hotel in Paris. It's thought that Johnny made the first move with some help from a friend who was coaxed into doing the whole awkward 'my mate fancies you' thing. Soon after, Vanessa was completely smitten with the actor - and it seemed he was with her, too.
Johnny even began openly explaining in interviews just how deep their relationship had become.
"You can't plan the kind of deep love that results in children," he explained. "Fatherhood was not a conscious decision. It was part of the wonderful ride I was on. It was destiny; kismet. All the math finally worked."
Vanessa was also happy to talk passionately about Johnny.
In 2010, she told Marie Claire UK, "I could make an endless list of all the things i admire about him. We understand that if we want our relationshop to continue, we must give each other space, allow each other to go off on our own and trust each other. Not everyone is lucky enough to be given space and trust."
Sadly, it seems it was that space that ended up dividing the couple and US reports suggest the pair had begun 'living separate lives' after moving to France from Los Angeles.