Longtime couple Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter have called it quits, People reports.

A representative for Carter confirmed the split, telling the magazine in a statement that the couple "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 actress and the director, who were together for 13 years but never married, first met in 2001, when Burton directed Carter in the "Planet of the Apes" reboot. They've collaborated on numerous other films over the years, including "Alice in Wonderland," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "Sweeney Todd," and "Dark Shadows."

Carter, 48, and Burton, 56, have two children together.

[via: People]

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