Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel at the 2008 Rome International Film FestivalALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images


Longtime couple Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel are divorcing, their reps confirmed Monday.

The pair, who met on the set of French film "The Apartment" in 1996, have been married for 14 years and have two daughters. Bellucci, best known stateside as Persephone in the "Matrix" sequels, had previously spoken out about the state of her marriage, saying she'd prefer to have respect and loyalty in her union than simply sexual faithfulness.

"In [a deeper partnership], passion stays, but more important is confidence, respect, knowing a man is not just loyal in a sex way, but that they will be there for you. That is more important than just fidelity," the 48-year-old Italian actress and model told The London Times in 2011. "It would be ridiculous to ask [fidelity] of him if I hadn't been there for two months. You can't ask such things as who has he been seeing, what has he been up to? It is more respectful and realistic to take the view that you'll be with me when I see you."

Though no specific reason was given for the split, a spokesperson for Cassel released a statement saying the actors were divorcing through "mutual agreement."

French actor Cassel, 46, is perhaps most famous for his roles in "Ocean's Twelve," "Ocean's Thirteen," and "Black Swan," as well as his critically acclaimed portrayal of French gangster Jacques Mesrine in "Mesrine: Killer Instinct" and "Mesrine: Public Enemy Number One."

[via The Local h/t HuffPost]
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