Actors Cassel, Bellucci split after 14 years of marriage

Agence France-Presse
One of the film industry's most famous couples doing it 'by mutual agreement'

MUTUAL DECISION. Italian actress Monica Bellucci and husband French actor Vincent Cassel, shown in this October 2008 file photo, announces their decision to separate after 14 years of marriage on August 26, 2013. Photo by Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

PARIS, France – Actors Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel, one of the film industry’s most famous couples, announced Monday, August 26, they had separated after 14 years of marriage.

“Vincent Cassel confirms that he is separating from his wife Monica Bellucci by mutual agreement,” said a statement released by Cassel’s spokeswoman, without revealing further details.

In Italy, Bellucci’s representatives also announced the separation to an Italian press agency, confirming a story published Saturday by the French edition of Closer magazine.

The pair met while filming French film The Apartment in 1996.

They married several years later and had two daughters: Deva, 8, and Leonie, 3.

Bellucci, from Italy, has appeared in several Hollywood films, including Matrix Reloaded and Terry Gilliam’s The Brothers Grimm.

Cassel shot to fame with his role as a troubled young man from the Parisian suburbs in the critically acclaimed La Haine.

He is also known for his roles in popular American films, such as Ocean’s Twelve and Black Swan. – 

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