Monica Bellucci getting divorced after 14 years

Italian actress Monica Bellucci and French actor Vincent Cassel have announced their separation. Photo / AFP
Italian actress Monica Bellucci and French actor Vincent Cassel have announced their separation. Photo / AFP

Actors Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel, one of the film industry's most famous couples, have announced they have separated after 14 years of marriage.

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

In Italy, Bellucci's representatives also announced the separation to an Italian press agency, confirming a story published on 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, eight, and Leonie, three.

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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- AFP

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