Inside Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton's 13-Year Marriage
Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter were easily the most interesting pair in Hollywood. While they made many incredible films together and 2 children together, the two eventually separated.
Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton's Love Story
Award-winning actress Helena Bonham Carter and pioneering film director Tim Burton met each other on the set of Planet of the Apes in 2001. Tim even cast her in many of his later films such as Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and Alice in Wonderland.
The two had a long-lasting and infamous relationship with each of their unconventional personalities and their unconventional living situation. The pair lived in adjoining homes separately that they eventually joined together. The eccentric pair had two children, Billy and Nell, and 6 wildly successful films together.
Bonham Carter told Vanity Fair "The mark of a successful relationship shouldn’t be whether you’re there forever after. Sometimes you’re not meant to be forever together. Sometimes you have to come to terms with the fact that that was it. But that was a gift, a massive gift. We gave each other children and a lot more else." Apparently working together was both a blessing and a curse because the two produced great art but often clashed around ideas, making those caught in between uncomfortable.
The 3 collaborated many times with good friend Johnny Depp who is actually the Godfather of their children, and sometimes he felt caught in the middle. When asked about whether the allegations against him from Amber Heard affected their relationship she said "No. Johnny is still a friend."
Bonham Carter and Burton split in December of 2014 and she has since begun dating 32-year-old author Rye Dag Holmboe. She said her new romance has been "a bit of unexpected magic in my life," and that "You break up, you grieve, you get bored of grieving. And then you finally move on..."