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Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis officially split after 14 years

The couple met in 1998 and have two children, 13-year-old Lily-Rose and 9-year-old Jack.
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French actress Vanessa Paradis and her husband, actor Johnny Depp, 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)

Johnny Depp and his longtime partner, Vanessa Paradis, are splitting after 14 years together.

Depp’s publicist issued a statement that the pair “have amicably separated” and asked that media and fans “Please respect their privacy and, more importantly, the privacy of their children," Entertainment Weekly reported.

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The pair met in 1998 when Depp saw the French actress sitting with a group of friends at the Costes Hotel in Paris and invited her over to chat. The two immediately hit it off and have been a well-known item ever since, according to Hollywood.com.

Although they never married, they have two children together, 13-year-old Lily-Rose and 9-year-old Jack.

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Their relationship has been rumored to be on the rocks ever since they moved to Los Angeles from France. Depp, 49, and Paradis, 39, haven't appeared together on a red carpet in about a year, People.com reported.

A longtime resident of Plan-de-la-Tour in southern France, Depp recently told French magazine VSD that living in France with Paradis and their kids "has given me everything. A marvelous family and also an equilibrium which I missed enormously." 

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