It truly is the nightmare before Christmas. Hollywood’s favorite eccentric couple, director Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter, have broken up after 13—unlucky, indeed—years. 

The couple, who share two children together, first met on the set of Planet of the Apes and went on to work in more films together including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Alice in Wonderland

Reps for the couple said: 

"Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter 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."

Excuse us as we grieve true love.

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[via E!]