Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis at 2008 Oscars

After months of speculation that they have gone their separate ways, Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis have confirmed their 14-year relationship is over. A publicist for the former couple said they had "amicably separated" after repeatedly denying that their romance was in trouble. While they never married, Depp and Paradis do have two children together - Lily-Rose, 13, and Jack, 9.

Whispers of a split between the pair began earlier this year when the French model failed to attend promotional events for Depp's recent films Dark Shadows or The Rum Diaries. Just a month ago reports claimed the couple were working on getting their relationship back on track.

"The rumours are not true. They are absolutely not true," Depp said recently. "No matter what I say about this, people believe the opposite. I can't say enough about it not being over."

Paradis also hit out at the rumours telling a French TV chat show: "People say we are buying houses in the middle of nowhere, or that we have fifty two 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. All that is not too serious, but this latest one is a rumour which could cause a lot of harm to my family and my children."

A sad day indeed.

[via Daily Mail]