Johnny Depp & Vanessa Paradis finally admit split

Jun 19, 2012 at 3:34 p.m. ET

Johnny Depp and his French love, Vanessa Paradis, announced their breakup after 14 years together. Was rumored fling Eva Green to blame for the split -- or is it just because Depp wouldn't put a ring on it?

Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis confirm split

Like we didn't see this coming for months: Johnny Depp and his longtime girlfriend, Vanessa Paradis, have officially split after 14 years together.

"Please respect their privacy and, more importantly, the privacy of their children," a rep for Depp said in a statement to Entertainment Tonight.

The status of the couple — parents to Lily Rose, 12, and Jack, 9 — has been in question for months. The pair was reportedly on the rocks back in the beginning of the year when Depp was rumored to be having a fling with his Dark Shadows co-star, Eva Green.

Neither commented on the rumors, but Green — who reminds us a lot of Depp's frequent co-star Helena Bonham Carter — said she loved filming the sex scene with the prolific actor in the film.

"It was lots of fun because in other films all of the actors are dreading it," Green told The Hollywood Reporter earlier this year while promoting the film. "But that one was kind of a little break, because most of our scenes are intense — love, hate — but it was like a dance, like Ken and Barbie making love."


Also, many questioned why Paradis hasn't frequented the red carpet with Depp in over a year. Still, she denied there was a problem.

"Of course it's false," Paradis told French talk show Le Grand Journal in January about the split rumors. "People say we are buying houses in the middle of nowhere, or that we have 52 houses in France. And that is along with saying we split up every winter and get married every summer, and that I'm on my twelfth pregnancy."

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"This latest one is a rumor which could cause a lot of harm to my family and my children," Paradis added of why she commented on the rumor.

Depp has gushed about his now-ex plenty of times, though he's given plenty of cop-out answers as to why they didn't marry.

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"I'd be so scared of ruining her last name. She's got such a good last name," he told Extra! in 2011, though he added he'd do it "if Vanessa wanted to get hitched."

"I never found myself needing that piece of paper," he added. "Marriage is really from soul to soul, heart to heart. You don't need somebody to say, okay you're married."

Sure, Johnny... sure.

Here's hoping they can successfully co-parent their kidlets without turning them into gossip magazine regulars.

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