New York: Actor Johnny Depp has reportedly split from longtime girlfriend Vanessa Paradis.
Depp began dating French singer Paradis in 1998. They set up home in the south of France with their two children, Lily-Rose, 12, and Jack, nine.
According to People.com, Depp’s huge success caused tension in the relationship and the couple is said to be living separately.
“Vanessa went seven years between albums, and several years between film projects, while he became Captain Jack Sparrow (from Pirates of the Caribbean),” said a source.
The split from Paradis is apparently the reason why Depp skipped the Globes red carpet last Sunday. His solo appearance at the Globes caps a year of appearances without Paradis; they were last seen posing together in 2010.
Depp did show on the Globes stage as the first presenter. He appeared distracted and at a loss for words when acerbic host Ricky Gervais ribbed him again on The Tourist, his film with Angelina Jolie.
Depp’s reported split has fans posting sympathetic and quirky messages on Twitter, with many female fans offering themselves as a replacement for Paradis.