Is Tim Burton cheating on Helena Bonham Carter with a ‘mystery blonde’?

Tim Burton might be fooling around on his longtime partner Helena Bonham Carter!! NOOO. I actually didn’t realize until just now that Helena and Tim aren’t officially married…? Is that right? They just sort of live together and have two children together and they go everywhere together and they always work together. But other than that, NOT married? Anyway, Page Six has some blurry, grainy photos of Tim Burton kissing/canoodling with a mystery blonde – GO HERE to see.

Tim Burton — the movie director longtime partner of Helena Bonham Carter — appears to be kissing a mystery blonde after leaving a movie theater in Hampstead, London, after watching “The Wicker Man.”

A witness saw the pair walk to a dark alleyway, where they appeared to embrace and kiss before driving away in the unidentified woman’s car.

The “Edward Scissorhands” director has been with Bonham Carter for 12 years, and they have two children, Billy, 10, and Nell, 6. They met while filming “Planet of the Apes” in 2001 (when he said he found her most attractive as her hairy character Ari).

The odd couple — known as “Mr. and Mrs. Mad Hatter” — share adjoining London houses, with shared spaces, but at night they sleep in their respective dwellings. Burton reps didn’t get back to us.

[From Page Six]

Tim and Helena have always had such an odd, unconventional relationship but I’ve always believed that they are soulmates of some sort. Their individual quirks complement each other perfectly. So… is this just a misunderstanding? Or is Tim cheating on Helena? Or do Tim and Helena have some kind of relationship where they can occasionally make out with strangers? If that’s the case, I want Helena and Johnny Depp to hook up.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. blue marie says:

    What?!? Nooo, say it isn’t so..

  2. Eve says:

    “Or do Tim and Helena have some kind of relationship where they can occasionally make out with strangers? If that’s the case, I want Helena and Johnny Depp to hook up.

    Sadly, Depp is not cool enough to hook up with HBC. Not anymore.

    And he’d think she’s too old for him anyway.

    • Dorothy#1 says:

      Agreed! Maybe Johnny Depp from 20 years ago. 🙂

    • T.fanty says:

      Yes to this. Our HBC is better than that.

      • erin says:

        Remember, Tim was in a long term relationship with Ana Marie, when he met Helena while filming a movie. He dumped his girl friend to hook up with Helena. Make all the snide remarks about Johnny Depp that you want, but Johnny has probably had fewer relationships than about 90% of Hollywood. It’s about time for Tim to “change partners.”

    • j.eyre says:

      If HBC is free, I am making a play for her. She’s fabulous.

      • bettyrose says:

        Back off, girlfriend. I have had dibs on HBC for awhile now.

      • j.eyre says:

        Oh bettyrose… have you not learned threats just egg me on?

        I do believe the Divine Ms. C is woman enough for both of us, though. And I am feeling communal today.

      • bettyrose says:

        J.Eyre, as always, I like the way you think. But if Tim B has done anything to hurt her, he’d better start practicing his dueling skills.

  3. whipmyhair says:

    He should get down on his knees everyday and thank God that Helena Bonham Carter is his woman.

    That is all.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:


    • bettyrose says:

      Mostly what I came here to say. But I think he knows that so I’m guessing there’s more than meets the eye here.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      EXACTLY. What a dumbass.

    • TonBenRon says:

      What are you even talking about? He’s super successful rich director. Helena is arguably only getting jobs because of him. He could get a younger girl, almost anyone, if he wanted.

      • Emily C. says:

        On what planet does “younger” mean “better”?

      • Florc says:


        Helena is in many Burton films, but she can get work without him. Now Amber Heard is an actress who’s only getting work because of their spouse.

        My best guess is that the relationship is open-ish. Didn’t she say in an interview they have separate homes? She’s really OCD and he’s really laid back so they keep their homes as they like them.

      • Mauibound says:

        @ Emily c


      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        What Emily C. said

      • Bridget says:

        Nope. HBC is highly respected and doesn’t need Burton to get her jobs. She was ridiculously successful before he ever came along.

    • lisa says:

      ive loved her for so long

      and i just started seeing commercials for her liz and dick movie, it’s like falling in love with her all over again

      if it was possible to make the lindsey lohan lifetime movie look like even more of a joke, they just did

  4. Willa says:

    Is their son the kid from The Ring? He looks like him.

  5. Gine says:

    He cheated on Lisa Marie with her, didn’t he? That’s a pattern that usually repeats itself. But I can definitely see them having a relaxed arrangement.

    • QQ says:

      Thats what i was coming here to say, that “Isnt it his thing to kinda move from one woman to the next under the shadiest of circumstances?” Like when he started with HBC wasnt he taken and they kept denying for a while?

    • holly hobby says:

      Yeah I’m not surprised about this either because he did have a long term relationship with another actress before he hooked up with HBC. I guess her shelf life has expired and he’s looking for a younger gal.

      Once a cheater, always a cheater.

  6. Dorothy#1 says:

    Nooooo!!! She is so beautiful!! How could anyone cheat her??

  7. jinni says:

    Well they kind of homewrecked his relationship with Lisa Marie (not Elvis’s daughter) and she and Kenneth Branagh homewrecked his relationship with Emma Thompson, so if this is true I don’t really feel bad for her.

    Lastly, I doubt Johnny and Helena would get together seeing as he sees Tim as a brother and is godfather to both of his kids. Plus I’m still holding out on a Winona and Johnny reunion, so I can’t get behind this pairing.

    Also, am I the only one that thinks HBC and JD look like male/female versions of each other? They’ve got similar bone structure, coloring (when JD isn’t tanned), hair type, and features (except their noses are a bit different).

    • Ana says:

      Nah, they totally look like siblings

    • Eve says:

      “Also, am I the only one that thinks HBC and JD look like male/female versions of each other? They’ve got similar bone structure, coloring (when JD isn’t tanned), hair type, and features (except their noses are a bit different).”

      Maybe that’s why he married her. I think Tim Burton’s one true love has always been Depp.

      • jinni says:

        If that’s the case, that would make his relationship with HBC kind of creepy.

      • Eve says:

        I don’t know…maybe he loves Depp but isn’t necessarily physically attracted to him because he’s a man (and Burton isn’t gay).

        I could see it more as projecting his love for Depp onto her.

      • jinni says:

        @Eve: Hmm. Hadn’t thought of it in that way.

    • Kiddo says:

      I agree. They are all rampant sleep-arounds, so who cares?

    • magpie says:

      I loved Tim with Lisa Marie and I loved Kenneth Branagh with Emma Thompson, so I’m not gonna feel too sorry for her.

      But I doubt she cares because I think Tim and Helena have an understanding and a creative partnership more than a conventional relationship.

      And she’s too old for “mid-life crisis” Depp. I doubt he’ll ever date anyone over 30 from now on.

  8. Ana says:

    HBC is stunning. Is he mad?

  9. Miss Jupitero says:

    They probably have an open relationship. It’s more common than you might think. Tilda Swinton, Ewan MacGregor…. I’ve heard this about a number of celebs.

    • T.C. says:


      Open relationship just don’t get caught by the press type arrangement.

    • Nono says:

      My dream relationship is an open one. I’m not one to sleep around, and I’ve never cheated on anyone, but if my SO told me I could sleep with other people I’d take advantage of it occasionally. I don’t see the harm, provided the SO always remains your “special one”. Plus, there’s something beautiful about the idea that two people are each other’s priority even though they aren’t bound in the traditional ways. There’s something more romantic about it than the traditional “get married, have 2.6 children, become dissatisfied, divorce, and repeat” scenario.

      • Kiddo says:

        If it works, I don’t care. The only glitch is that sometimes sexual relationships evolve into more emotional entanglements, and that has the potential to really hurt the other party. Then if the original couple does remain together, is it simply a business relationship?

      • Nono says:


        I’d be okay with that.

        I guess maybe I just don’t believe that traditional relationships work, or that they’re optimal.

      • mommak918 says:

        @Nono, more romantic to sleep with someone other than your SO? Seriously? I dont bash other people’s relationships, open or not…but youre clueless to say being with one, raising a family and sharing that intimacy is LESS romantic than sleeping and sharing yourself with multiples…

        Ive had BOTH sides…and the romance and intimacy of sharing my life with one man and having his children (my husband) has been the greatest love and joy. Dont knock something you dont know.

      • Nono says:



        Hahah! You misinterpreted me. I mean the idea of having someone who’s your home but who you’re not tied down to in the typical marriage fashion is romantic. Maybe I’m just too modern for my own good, but marriage and everything that’s sprung up around it since the advent of Christianity just isn’t for me. Originally, a marriage was simply an announcement to one’s community that two people were important to each other. There were no legal ramifications. You didn’t have acrimonious divorce battles and custody battles and all the bull that comes with the contemporary institution.

        It’s just too heavy for me. All I want is somewhere to lay my head, someone who I understand and who understands me, someone I admire and appreciate. Love would be nice, but it’s not absolutely necessary.

        That’s my idea of romance, strange as it is.

        I wasn’t knocking the norm. It works for a lot of people- although, perhaps not as many as we’d like to think, considering divorce rates. I was just commenting on how I felt about the whole thing.

      • RJ says:

        I agree. My SO and I both have “hall passes” when we’re vacationing in Amsterdam. No jealousy there, those women are professionals & it’s a business transaction. We have fun sharing stories & it makes our playtime much hotter, after 10+ yrs together. My prior marriage ended up being sexless after a few years, and I was miserable.

      • mommak918 says:

        @nono-Somehow my reply ended up a few comments below lol

      • Nono says:


        See, I’d be okay with that. Friends, co-workers, and the like would be off limits, obviously, but the occasional one-night stand? I don’t mind.


        I’m no stranger to working at relationships. It seems the difference between me and you is just that I want to give up less freedom than you do. Whatever works.

      • Emily C. says:

        If you marry after the age of 25, have at least some post-high school education, and have your own income (assuming you’re a woman here), you only have a 25% chance of divorce. It rises to 40% for women for whom none of those factors are met. So, no, getting divorced isn’t a usual thing. Plenty of us married people don’t have kids, either.

        I’m all for having an open marriage if that’s what you and your spouse want. But I’m tired of seeing the choices presented as if they’re Leave it to Beaver (but with everyone inevitably divorcing) or open relationships. There are so many other options, including not getting married at all.

        ETA: Btw, Nono, “originally” a marriage was a transference of property from one man to another in the form of a woman. Your notions of what they used to be are nice and all, but they’re a lot closer to what they are today than what they were pre-Christianity.

      • Nono says:

        Emily C

        That depends. There were plenty of late Stone Age and early Bronze Age tribes that were far more loose about marriage arrangement.

        Where do you see me making an ultimatum like the one you’ve ascribed me? I acknowledge that a traditional marriage works for a lot of people. However, it doesn’t for many others. And just because you’re still married doesn’t mean you’re happy.

  10. Kate says:

    Those pics are so blurry, you can’t see much at all. They could be kissing, it could be a peck on the cheek, they could just be leaning in to talk. The fact that the sources say they ‘appeared’ to be kissing doesn’t inspire much confidence in the claim.

    • Norman Bates' Mother says:

      That’s what I thought. It’s not much of an evidence. Their faces are close, but we can’t see where exactly their lips are. I would be so angry if he cheated on Helena, but there are too many possibilities to scream affair at this point.

    • Maria says:

      true and the headline “Tim Burton seen “kissing” mystery blonde” is not really confident.

    • mommak918 says:

      Marriage isnt for everyone. And it takes work, like most things in life. And by work, I mean learning to compromise and give selfless of yourself.

      Hopefully you’ll find what youre looking for 🙂 I was never the marrying kind…nor did I wish to become a parent. But when I met my now husband, no one compared and i tossed all my marriage and children notions out the window. Funny how that happens…and cliche as it sounds.

      But yes, divorce is sad and awful. For me, (Christianity) and my faith keeps me confident in my marriage. I made a vow and I will forever value it. The feelings of love come and go…it is a decision to love some days. (Ex: I dont like you today because you keep leaving your dishes in the sink, but I choose to show love to you regardless bc your my husband/wife.) Marriage is like any relationship. My kids, my best husband/parents…they all may annoy me or do things I dont agree with…but regardless I love them and cherish them. They’re my ‘home’ and love me too, even when I may be unlikable at times 😉

      Ok, forgive me for going off on a tangent. Hopefully you find someone that can be your home and safe spot.

  11. missmerry says:

    omg their son looks just like Tim!

    So cute. and i like to think that HBC’s style embarrasses her kids, and that’s the ways she likes it.

  12. Barrett says:

    Their son is so cute!

  13. Eve says:


  14. Karen says:

    He better not be. I see her kicking his ass hard if he is. Love her.

  15. bammer says:

    Who’s faithful to their partner in the entertainment business? Too much money, fame, travel and temptation.

  16. Prim says:

    Well if it’s true he can’t be that bothered about being seen, The Everyman’s pretty public and it’s very close to where they live.

    • ag-UK says:

      +1 and too many celebrity types live around there so always paps around. I love the Everyman

  17. mrspatrickbateman says:

    I find their living arrangement odd, they have adjoining homes but sleep in their own areas? That’s just kind of weird, maybe they do have an open relationship.

    • Nono says:

      HBC cleared that up on Graham Norton. They don’t have adjoining houses. They bought two adjacent houses, tore down the walls, and connected the structures. They sleep in the same bedroom.

  18. Jay says:

    I just cannot fathom anyone ever wanting to cheat on HBC, ever. She is amazeballs.

  19. yeueh says:

    Or maybe they have broken up already? Seriously some celebs separate for months or even years before the public realizes. I also believe it was the same for Johnny Depp and Vanessa and Miley with Liam. We might think one partner is cheating but they probably are living different lives. They aren’t even married.

  20. Tish says:

    Photos can be tricky. That could just be a kiss in the chicks snapped at the wrong moment.

    But if they’re shagging, I weirdly think HBC is okay with it. Haha.

  21. eliza says:

    I think they have an open relationship.

    • Mom2two says:

      I love them together (though I felt bad for Lisa Marie) but I would not be surprised if they do have an open relationship.

      • carol says:

        open relationships arent for me but if they do have one, then hopefully helena is getting some hot man ass on the side too!

  22. CaribbeanLaura says:

    I love how the picture with her son looks like she’s giving him some deep serious advice and he all like “ok mum whatevs”

  23. Walt Jr says:

    NOOOOOO!! They are my forever couple.

  24. Sankay says:

    First think I thought when viewing the blurry pictures. Oh no! January Jones has caught another director.

  25. Maria says:

    cant feel sorry for helena, she wasnt only with one married guy but two. so dont be mad if your guy cheats on you, too.
    i wouldnt be surprised if they have an arrangement, not because i believe in this “every celeb cheats all the time” (gossip mags have to fill their pages, so there will be lots of lies, dont believe everything) but because they dont only have an uncommon relationship but they are also kind of odd people (i mean that in a positive way)

  26. Mandy says:

    D@mmit Tim! No one cheats on Helena! I bet they have some kind of arrangement. I love Helena, but dang she is a HOT MESS in that picture with her son.

  27. fabgrrl says:

    He’s an IDIOT if this is ture.

  28. Audrey says:

    Ugh, look at her toes!! Ladies, this is what happens after years of high heal, pointy toe shoe wearing!

  29. Caulfield says:

    Such a bad new. I am really disappointed. They seemed to me as a perfect couple. I loved them so much.
    And how can this man cheat on Helena, who is goddess?! She is so talented, bright, beautiful, sexy, amusing and clever!
    Yes, I no that in the past she had few affairs with married man, but still she is a perfect lady. And I believe, that she was a good wife for him and furthermore she is a mother of his children.
    I would like her not to forgive him. Helena deserves a better man.
    On the other hand, the may have an open relationships. But at least Tim must be clever and respectful enough not to show it.

  30. Tulip says:

    This only upsets me if Helena isn’t getting the same chance to mess around with attractive younger men. If she’s hurt by these photos I hope she really puts Tim through hell.

  31. Used☩oBeLulu says:

    What struck me, is that they are basically living in separate houses, each going to their own side at night.

    Given the history of those two it seems as if they planned their relationship around being non-exclusive.

    Wouldn’t work for me.

  32. karla81 says:

    he is disgusting… you can see pics here and he is clearly kissing the blonde and obviously cheating on carter

  33. ReturnoftheMac says:

    I have never forgiven her for breaking up Kenneth and Emma. Delayed karma but karma none the less.

  34. Anastasia beaverhausen says:

    What!? No. Why… What!?

  35. EscapedConvent says:

    No! No! Make it not be true!

    If these two collapse, I will give up all hope that love can endure. I just remembered the conversation from Moonstruck, when Olympia Dukakis (whose husband is cheating on her) asks Danny Aiello, “Why do men cheat?”

    His answer: “Because they fear death?”

  36. Lizzie says:

    Pics of glum looking Helena. A spokesperson said that it is nonsense. Tim was with Family, FRiends and Work Colleagues.

  37. Lauren says:

    That kinda looks like it might just be a kiss on the cheek.

    If they had their arms were wrapped around each other, or one of them were touching the other’s face, touching AT ALL, then yeah that would be more damning. But the body language looks more like a quick peck.

  38. LilyT says:

    NOOO! I’ve always loved them, especially Helena for her unapologetic quirkiness. They do seem to be making their own rules as far as what kind of relationship works for them… But I never got the vibe that it was an “open” one?? Tim, you’re a moron, get it together man.