Are Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, his partner of 14 years now, a thing of the past or headed in that direction fast? Such rumors have been swirling this week.
The pair has not made a public appearance together for more than a year, and the Dark Shadows star's solo trip to the Golden Globes fueled the split rumors.
People reports that America's favorite actor and the French singer-actress have called it quits, having led "separate lives" for some time now.
The couple has long maintained separate homes, in West Hollywood and France.
A source allegedly close to Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis said the following:
"They bet that they could move to California for long stays for his career. They bet that things could continue there as they had in the south of France."
"They lost that bet. Vanessa has gone seven years between albums and several years between film projects while he became Jack Sparrow," the source said.On January 6, a tired-looking Paradis was spotted shopping with daughter Lily-Rose, 12, at Los Angeles The Grove, adding to the speculation of trouble.
The couple also has a nine-year-old son, John Christopher Depp III.
For what it's worth, in December 2010, Depp gave an interview to Extra about why he and Paradis had no plans for marriage - now or down the line.
"I never found myself needing that piece of paper. Marriage is really from soul to soul, heart to heart. You don't need somebody to say you're married."
"If Vanessa wanted to get hitched, why not... But the thing is, I'd be so scared of ruining her last name. She's got such a good last name," he said.
Neither party has commented on the rumored breakup.