Today, they came true.
Depp's rep tells Entertainment Tonight that the couple have officially quit each other after 14 years and two children, Lily-Rose, 13, and Jack, 9.
"Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis have amicably separated. Please respect their privacy and, more importantly, the privacy of their children," the rep says in a terse statement.
People reports that the couple have not appeared together on the red carpet for more than a year. (Families who walk the red carpet together, stay together, my great-granddad used to day.)
Their troubles intensified when they quit this paradise for an extended sojourn in that ugliest, least harmonious, most severe of human environments, Los Angeles.