Official: Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis Split

It looks like this is the end for Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis after fourteen years together. The couple confirmed via a publicist what bloggers were dreading (or hoping) in a statement saying that the pair has “amicably separated.”

Depp’s publicist was adamant about the privacy of the couple who are going through a rough time, telling Entertainment Tonight, “Please respect their privacy and, more importantly, the privacy of their children.”

In May The Inquisitr reported on the failing relationship of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis. At the time Depp denied their relationship was hitting a rough patch at the London premiere for his film Dark Shadows, since then there were reports that the couple were still trying to make it work despite living in two separate houses since their move from France to Los Angeles.

People started questioning the nature of their relationship when Paradis’ public presence in Depp’s life slowly started to deteriorate. Although Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis have always been private about their relationship, Paradis was always a silent figure of support on red carpets for Johnny. However, it had been well over a year since the couple made an appearance together.

Earlier in the year Vanessa Paradis spoke with Stylist magazine about her thoughts on the realities of love, “I believe in love, and I want to believe that it lasts forever. But I’m like everyone else, you have to take things a day at a time and you can never know what comes next. All you can do is hope and love and live.”

In a separate interview with Elle magazine, the ordinarily private Vanessa went on to explain her thoughts on marriage in general, stating, “I love the romance of ‘let’s get married,’ but then, when you have it so perfect … I mean, I’m more married than anybody can be – we have two kids. Maybe one day, but it’s something I can really do without.”

The two started their relationship in 1998 and share two children together Lily-Rose, 12, and John “Jack” Depp, 10.

Are you surprised by this split?