Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton Split After 13 Years Together

by Antoinette Bueno 12:03 PM PST, December 23, 2014
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One of Hollywood's most long-standing couples, director Tim Burton and actress Helena Bonham Carter, has split after 13 years together.

The quirky couple actually separated amicably earlier this year, ET can confirm. The two have "continued to be friends and co-parent their children," Carter’s rep said in a statement. "We would ask that you respect their privacy and that of their children during this time."

Carter and Burton never married, but have two children together, son Billy, 11, and daughter Nell, 7.

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Burton, 56, and Carter, 48, first met on the set of 2001's Planet of the Apes. Since then the two have worked together on such films as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Alice in Wonderland and Dark Shadows.

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The couple was most recently spotted together visiting Nicole Scherzinger at the London production of Cats. Helena even had some fun photobombing her ex-partner.

ET actually got a first look at Burton's latest film to hit the box office, Big Eyes starring Amy Adams as real-life artist Margaret Keane, in September.

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