The Artist star, 41, confirmed that he and actress Alexandra Lamy had split when he appeared at an event in Paris this week.
The Oscar-winner also insisted that other rumours about him were untrue, reported the Daily Mail.
"It has been eight months that tabloids have been trying to make me out as depressed, an alcoholic, a womaniser... This is no more, or less, than the story of a couple who are separating, like any other couple," he said.
The French film star married actress and producer Alexandra, 42, in 2009.
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