Tim Burton spotted kissing mystery woman who is not Helena

It looks like Tim Burton might have some explaining to do.

The 55-year-old film director was seen exiting a London cinema with an unknown woman after having watched the film The Wicker Man together. The pair then reportedly stole away into a dark alley to share an intimate moment, where a set of grainy photographs captured them kissing.

If proven legitimate, the pictures are sure to have Helena Bonham-Carter reeling. The two have been in a long-term relationship for 12 years and have two children together, 10-year-old Billy and five-year-old Nell. They also share adjoining London houses.

The quirky couple were last seen in public together in March at a charity event. Tim fell for Helena, 47, while filming his remake of Planet of the Apes in 2001; since then they've worked on numerous films together including Alice in Wonderland and Sweeney Todd.

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