Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis call it quits

Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis call it quits
This Feb. 24, 2009 file photo shows Johnny Dep arriving with his girlfriend Vanessa Paradis for the 80th Academy Awards.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Johnny Depp and his longtime partner, Vanessa Paradis, have split.

A publicist for Depp said in a statement Tuesday that the two "have amicably separated." The statement requested privacy for the former couple and their two children, 9-year-old son, Jack, and 13-year-old daughter, Lily-Rose.

Depp and Paradis met in 1998 but never married during their 14-year relationship. The American actor and the French model-singer lived together with their children in France.

Depp's most recent film credits include "The Rum Diary" and "Dark Shadows." He is set to star as Tonto in the big-screen take on "The Lone Ranger," due next year.