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Tim Burton And Helena Bonham Carter Break Up After 13 Years

Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter (Photo by cinemafestival via Shutterstock)
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Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter, Hollywood's eccentric couple, have split up after 13 years of being together. Yes, folks, love is dead.

The 56-year-old director and 48-year-old actress never married but share two children together, their 11-year-old son Billy and 7-year-old daughter Nell. Carter's rep told PEOPLE that the two "separated amicably earlier this year and have continued to be friends and co-parent their children."

The two met on the set of Planet of the Apes in 2001 and have worked on a number of films together, including Dark Shadows, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Alice in Wonderland.

Burton and Carter, who are known for the quirky living arrangements, live in separate mid-19th century houses next door to each other in Belsize Park, London. They later knocked down a wall to connect the two homes and also built an elaborate walkway.

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Carter said in an interview with the Telegraph in 2010 that one of the reasons for their separate properties is that Burton has a deviated septum and snores, and doesn’t want an operation. About each having personal space to retreat to, she said, "It’s not enforced intimacy. It’s chosen, which is quite flattering - if you can afford it."