The famous English Actress “Helena Bonham Carter” and the eccentric American Film Director “Tim Burton” have mutually split up after 13 years, People Magazine reports. According to a representative of Bonham Carter, the couple “separated amicably earlier this year and have continued to be friends and co-parents of their children.”
The truth however is that issues about their relationship dates back to 2010, when it was rumored that the couple were sleeping in separate beds. In an interview with U.K.’s Radio Times, Carter actually confirmed these “rumblings” saying that the couple were actually sleeping in separate, adjoining houses: “We just have two houses knocked together because mine was too small. We see as much of each other as any couple, but our relationship is enhanced by knowing we have our personal space to retreat to. It’s not enforced intimacy. It’s chosen, which is quite flattering, if you can afford it”.
Later, in 2013, after the publishing of photos showing Tim Burton kissing another woman, the actress slammed reports of his infidelity: “This is an absolute nonsense story – The pictures were taken whilst they were out and the large group includes family, friends and work colleagues”, her representative told US Weekly.
The unconventional duo first met on the set of the movie “Planet of the Apes” and have since worked together on many films, most of them directed by Tim Burton. In 2003 their first son Billy was born and later in 2007 they welcomed their daughter Nell.
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