After months of rumours about whether one of the world's most famous on again/off again couples are over for good, Jude Law has finally admitted that this time the split is permanent.

The impossibly good-looking pair dated for a number of years and became engaged until Law became entangled with his children's nanny and Sienna wisely gave him the chop.

But after her alleged dalliance with current Bond star Daniel Craig, Sienna then went back out with Law, leading to speculation about how long the pair would last.

Speaking last night at the New York premiere of his Brit comedy The Holiday, Law confessed that they were no longer together.

"We have parted ways," he said, in comments reported by the Sun newspaper.

But rather than moping around feeling sorry for himself, he told a US television programme that he was taking himself out of the country, saying: "I'm going to Africa with the kids."

According to the Sun, a friend of Law's admitted: "They never had an official break-up before so this is it. I don't think they got over the fact Jude had an affair and Sienna got back at him by seeing Daniel Craig.

"No matter how much you love each other it's not easy to just forgive and forget."

01/12/2006 08:43:58