Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton announce their separation after ‘midlife crisis’

Actress Helena Bonham Carter and director Tim Burton have separated after 13 years together

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by Fiona Day |
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The eccentric couple met on the set of 2001’s Planet Of The Apes, and set up home in London where they became parents to two children.

Helena, 48, and Tim, 56, have famously lived in separate houses joined by one door and were considered as one of the strongest Hollywood couples.

But, sadly, Helena and Tim called time on their relationship and revealed it to the world in an official statement via their spokesperson.

Friends claim Tim is having a 'midlife crisis'
Friends claim Tim is having a 'midlife crisis'

“Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter separated amicably earlier this year and have continued to be friends and co-parent their children. We would ask that you respect their privacy and that of their children during this time.”

The announcement comes after Helena was seen leaving a party last week reportedly looking ‘dishevelled’ (possibly from having such a good time, perhaps!) whilst Tim was pictures looking ‘close’ with a mystery blonde.

One friend told the Mail Online: “Tim is having a classic mid-life crisis. All Helena’s friends think he’s a terrible old cliche. Helena gave him a lot of time to sort himself out.”

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