Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton’s split after being together for 13 years may have been a complete shock, but according to a new report, Tim was having a ‘classic mid-life crisis’ while Helena’s friends thought that he was ‘a terrible old cliché.’
Helena Bonham Carter, 48, and Tim Burton, 56, seemed like the perfect match, but the couple have sadly called it quits after being together for 13 years. According to a new report, Helena is “really upset” and the pair’s two children, Billy, 11, and Nell, 7, found out about the split only “two weeks ago.”
Tim Burton & Helena Bonham Carter Split — Over Mid-Life Crisis?
Such sad news. While the couple reportedly split up last year, it was reportedly over Tim’s “mid-life crisis.” The Daily Mail reports, “Helena was very upset at the Chequers party earlier this month hosted by Samantha Cameron,” a source told the site.
“Other guests noticed she was in a bad way. She is really upset. It’s all still very raw and they only told the children two weeks ago.” A second source revealed, “Tim is having a classic mid-life crisis. All Helena’s friends think he’s a terrible old cliché. Helena gave him a lot of time to sort himself out.”
In 2013, it was reported that Tim had stepped out on Helena after he was spotted with a blonde after a date in London. According to the site, Helena did comment on the cheating allegations, calling them, “nonsense.”
Helena Bonham Carter & Tim Burton’s Split Statement
Helena and Tim famously worked together on several projects including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Alice In Wonderland after meeting on the set of Planet of the Apes back in 2001.
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Helena’s rep told PEOPLE that they, “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.”
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— Caitlin Beck