German actress Diane Kruger has slammed reports she has split from French husband Guillaume Canet, insisting they prefer to live separately.

TROY star Kruger, 29, and The Beach hunk, 32, were reported to have split in November 2004, and Kruger had been linked to Gwyneth Paltrow's ex boyfriend, ketchup heir CHRIS HEINZ.

However, Kruger insists she and Canet are still married, and insists it is normal in their hometown of Paris, France, to live in separate homes.

She says, "It is an arrangement that suits us and is not that unusual in Paris.

"We lived together for a few years, but I just think it's better we don't."

Kruger and Canet married in 2001.