Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s past relationships. Detailed timeline
Johnny Depp recently won the $50 million defamation lawsuit he filed against his ex-wife Amber Heard. The six-week trial took place in Fairfax, Virginia, and it saw many explosive secrets come to light from the ex-couple’s past lives. For the uninitiated, Depp sued Amber for defamation over an op-ed, which appeared in The Washington Post in 2018, where she called herself a survivor of domestic violence. Although she did not name Depp, her legal team had sought compensation of $50 million.
Before Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s rocky marriage and split made headlines, the duo had many relationships. They had romantic relationships with some of Hollywood’s brightest stars. Let’s take a look, shall we?
JOHNNY DEPP’S PAST RELATIONSHIPS
Difficult to escape the charm of Johnny Depp. In his illustrious career, the actor has been a hopeless romantic, falling in love multiple times. Here’s a look back at his high-profile relationships that made headlines.
Johnny Depp married makeup artist Lori Anne Allison when he was just 20. The ex-couple married in 1983. Allison, who was six years her senior, met the future star through her brother, who played in a band called Kids with Depp. It was actually Allison who introduced Depp to Nicholas Cage that helped him land his role in A Nightmare on Elm Street. The 1984 horror film was an instant hit, catapulting Depp to stardom. Allison and Depp separated in 1985.
After that, Depp began dating Dirty Dancing actress Jennifer Gray in 1989. He reportedly had a huge crush on Jennifer and insisted his agent introduce him to him. The actress, in her 2022 memoir Out of the Corner, revealed that Depp proposed to her within two weeks of meeting.
Johnny Depp then switched gears and moved on to Winona Ryder, after spotting her at the premiere of the 1989 film Great Balls of Fire. They eventually met months later through a mutual friend and starred together in the 1990 film, Edward Scissorhands. The duo were also famous, engaged and so in love that Depp went ahead and got “Winona Forever” tattoos. After that, Depp’s date with actress Ellen Barkin began in 1994 when she was separated from her then-husband, Irish actor Gabriel Byrne. They dated briefly in the public eye before things fell apart, beginning a non-exclusive relationship in 1998 while filming Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas together.
Johnny Depp and model Kate Moss started dating in late 1994 after meeting through famed Vanity Fair writer George Wayne. The couple separated in 1998.
Depp then began dating his next longtime love, Vanessa Paradis in 1998 following his split from Moss. French singer Vanessa Paradis met Depp while filming Roman Polanski’s film The Ninth Gate in Paris. They stayed together for 14 years. The ex-couple had daughter Lily-Rose in 1999 and son Jack in 2002.
AMBER HEARD’S PAST RELATIONSHIPS
Amber Heard started dating Hawaiian photographer Tasya Van Ree in 2008. Their affair lasted four years. The actress came out as bisexual in 2010 at GLAAD’s 25th anniversary event. The duo decided to call it quits in 2012. Following her high-profile divorce from Johnny Depp in 2016, Amber Heard started seeing British model Cara Delevingne the same year. They have been seen together many times.
Amber Heard’s highly publicized relationship with Elon Musk began in 2016 and the couple separated in 2017. However, not much is known about Amber Heard’s relationship with director and art collector Vito. Schnabel. The ex-couple started dating in 2018 and broke up a year later.
Amber also dated Argentinian director Andrés Muschietti in 2019, who is well known for movies like It and Mommy, but the affair fizzled out after a few months. Amber’s most recent known relationship was with cinematographer Bianca Butti. The duo were first seen together in early 2020. Although they were dating at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, they reportedly ended their relationship due to Amber’s busy work schedule. Heard and the birth of her new baby Oongah Paige.
ABOUT JOHNNY DEPP AND AMBER HEARD
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard met on the sets of The Rum Diary in 2009 and started dating a few years later. In 2015, they got married. Meanwhile, Johnny Depp was in a long-term relationship with French actress Vanessa Paradis while Amber Heard was dating photographer Tasya Van Ree. After splitting with their respective former partners, the two started secretly dating in 2011. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard got engaged in 2014. The news became public when a photo emerged of the actress wearing a wedding ring. ornate engagement. They finally tied the knot in 2015 in a very private ceremony on Depp’s private island in the Bahamas.
In 2016, Heard filed for divorce and alleged Depp physically assaulted her during their marriage while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Depp denied the charges and said Heard was “attempting to obtain a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse.” Their divorce was finalized in 2017. Johnny Depp then sued Amber Heard for defamation over an op-ed she wrote in The Washington Post in 2018. This needs to change,” Heard claimed that she was a survivor of domestic violence. However, she did not name Depp.
While Johnny Depp was awarded $15 million in damages, Amber Heard was awarded $2 million in a counter-defamation lawsuit. The trial lasted six weeks and the American jury heard explanations from witnesses on both sides.