The couple confirmed the split through a spokesperson on Tuesday.
“Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter separated amicably earlier this year and have continued to be friends and co-parent their children,” a rep for the couple told People magazine. “We would ask that you respect their privacy and that of their children during this time.”
Burton, 56, and Carter, 48, first met on the set of “Planet Of The Apes” in 2001. The couple have two children together, son Billy, 11, and daughter Nell, 7.
Burton was previously married to German artist Lena Gieseke.
by Kevin Blair