Only about a week since the official announcement has been made regarding the separation of Tim Burton and Helena Bonham, it seems that both stars have managed to move on. Some reports indicate that Tim Burton actually is in a long-term relationship with Berenice Percival.
The 56 year old director ended his marriage to Helena Bonham Carter after no less than 13 years together. However, it seems that the star has been romantically involved with his production assistant for quite some time. In fact, Berenice has been working for Burton for the past three years.
The two were first spotted together during a cinema trip in Hampstead, North London. It seems that this relationship is the reason why the married couple decided to separate.
Sources close to Helena Bonham Carter claimed that Tim is actually going through a mid-life crisis, while his former wife is devastated that their marriage ended. Moreover, sources claimed that the actress is still trying to make things work between them.
Still, other sources claimed that both Tim and Helena have moved on, having new lovers after the separation. It has been claimed that the couple has been apart for almost a year before officially announcing their split. The couple has two children together, Billy, who is 11 years old and Nell, who is only 7.
However, despite the separation, the two spent the holidays together, with their two children. The entire family was spotted in London, showing that they remain dedicated parents. When the split was first revealed, it has been claimed that the two stars continue to be friends, as the separation was amicable. What is certain is that Tim and Helena seemed to be on good terms when they were seen together with their children.
Tim Burton and Helena Bonham met back in 2001, while working at the movie Planet of the Apes. It has always been said that Helena has been a muse for her life partner, as she starred in many of his hit movies, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Alice in Wonderland.
A rep for the couple has already asked privacy during this time, but most likely rumors will continue to surface on the reasons which might have led to the separation.