Hollywood's quirkiest couple is no more. In a statement to People, Helena Bonham Carter's reps confirmed that the eccentric actress and director Tim Burton have ended their 13-year relationship. So, what went wrong, and what does this mean for their two children?
In the statement, Helena's reps said that the pair's split, which happened "earlier this year," was "amicable." The rep adds that they remain friends, and have been co-parenting their kids, Billy, 11, and Nell, 7.
We're sorry to hear this seemingly perfect couple has decided to go their separate ways, but we're happy that it seems to be a mutual decision, and that they're still able to co-parent happily. That's the most important thing.
Of course, as movie buffs, we can't help but wonder what this means for their continued artistic pairing. Helena has starred in almost every single film Tim directed over the course of their relationship, including memorable parts in Sweeney Todd, Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Big Fish, and more. Helena is the mistress of the hilarious macabre, and her performance style fits perfectly with Tim Burton's dark and wacky worlds. It's hard to imagine his movies without her.
Still, if this is what's best for both of them, then we're glad they're making the best of it. Whatever happens, we'll continue to follow both of their careers — together or apart — with interest.