Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel Separating after 14 Years
After 14 years of being together, Italian/French couple Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel have decided to go their separate ways. Monica and Vincent are very popular in Europe where they have done movies in multiple languages. I think Monica has done films in Italian, French, English and more recently, Iranian/Persian.
While Monica is regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful women, Vincent too is not that far behind. Vincent has been part of many award winning movies and is known worldwide as a great actor and he is also known, in some parts of the world, as a sexy man! Monica and Vincent have two little girls together, Deva and Léonie.
According to reputable newspapers, Monica and Vincent have separated “by mutual agreement”. I don’t know what that means, probably they have decided that it’s best they separate and all that.
Monica and Vincent met in 1996 on the sets of the film ‘L’Apartment’, which is a great film by the way!. They married three years later, but Monica wanted to wait a while before having kids. Monica is also famous for being and looking 48 years old (2013).
People Magazine reported this:
European film stars Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassell have separated “by mutual agreement” after 14 years of marriage, according to reports.
The Italian actress, 48, and the French actor, 46, met in 1996 while filming the French film The Apartment. They married three years later and have two daughters – Deva, 8, and Leonie, 3.
Bellucci, a former model, starred in the Matrix sequels and also played Mary Magdalene in The Passion of the Christ. Cassell is best known in the U.S. for his work in Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen, and in Black Swan.
Both of their reps confirmed the split, with Cassel’s saying the separation is “by mutual agreement.”
As long as I know, they have been living separate lives for years. Monica said so herself that their work in the movie industry takes them to different parts of the world and sometimes, they go months without seeing each other. She also added that she doesn’t expect Vincent to be faithful on his part if she’s not there for him in months. I know that’s what most men live to hear from their wives, but when the wife in question is Monica Bellucci, all we can say is, “why?”.
Monica Bellucci had this to say in 2011:
“La magie entre Vincent et moi est intacte, mais je me demande tous les jours : pour combien de temps encore ? Je ne crois pas que l’on puisse établir des règles qui font qu’une relation dure”.
Monica also recently commented on their separation from location in Serbia:
“Ce sont nos vies respectives qui nous ont éloignés l’un de l’autre mais il y aura toujours de l’amour entre nous. Même si nos routes se séparent, Vincent et moi serons toujours là l’un pour l’autre”.
Monica on Vincent in 2011:
“Cela fait seize ans que je vis avec un homme. Mais je n’ai jamais voulu avoir un ‘homme de ma vie’. je trouvais ça anachronique, un peu démodé, un peu ridicule. La vie m’a révélé que je n’étais pas celle que je pensais être, je suis en effet dépendante de l’amour”
My apologies as I seem to have only quotes of Monica as it seems that Vincent doesn’t really speak much. Also I realised that the quotes are in French, so now would be a great time to start taking French lessons or maybe, just use Google Translate!
Monica on Vincent in 2012:
“I met Vincent working on a movie — my first French movie L’Appartement. And we have now been together for 17 years (married for 12). It was not an instant thing, not at all. I was attracted to him — at the same time I wasn’t sure of him. We got together, I don’t know why. I feel we don’t really choose the person we are with. It happens for us — they are there and that was how it was and that’s how it is. For now.”
“You never know how long it will last. I can never say what’s going to happen. Of course I’d be very happy if we were together for ever. But I don’t know. You never know. You should never take things for granted, especially in a relationship. But we do have our children and the love of them means that that love is for ever. I hope our relationship will be for ever but I take it day by day. My relationship with Vincent has changed since we had children. We were together ten years as a couple — a long time — so of course everything changed, but for the good. I accept the fact that it’s difficult for us to be in one place (because of work) and so does he. This is our life. We are like gypsies travelling around.”
Monica on her daughters Deva and Leonie:
“I always wanted children late; I had my first daughter at 39 and the second at 45. Before that I wasn’t ready to become a mother. I wasn’t ready for something so incredibly huge, something that would change my life for ever. I think it was because I am an only child. In a way I always felt a child — too much into myself. I worried I wouldn’t be ready to give myself. When the first one came, I thought I’d have another really quickly because I knew I didn’t have much time left. In the end, I was breastfeeding for the longest time and ultimately I wanted to have time with just her and be really confident and know who she really is before I could get pregnant with my second. I was lucky to get pregnant at 44. We didn’t have to try for a long time. It was natural.”
Monica is one of the few actresses, who simply refuse to use any help from beauty surgeons to look younger. I wished more actresses and women thought this way!
Monica on ageing:
“We are so scared about losing beauty as we age. I try not to worry about these things. I am scared about death because I have two children and I want to see them grow up. There is nothing you can do about getting older, you just have to deal with it. Before I had children I didn’t think about death and I didn’t really feel that I was ageing.”