It’s official: Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis announce they “have amicably separated”

From the “news we never wanted to announce” department comes word today from Johnny Depp’s publicist that Johnny and Vanessa Paradis “have amicably separated.” Rumors that the relationship might be ending began to circulate last January and received a lot of play in the tabloid press, although both Vanessa and Johnny denied the rumors at that time. A couple for fourteen years, Johnny and Vanessa are parents to Lily-Rose and Jack; in a statement released to E! News on Tuesday, Johnny’s publicist asked that we “please respect their privacy and, more importantly, the privacy of their children.” We at the Zone will do so, and we wish only the best for all concerned.