Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are reportedly engaged. After dating for just over a year, he put a ring on it. The couple met while filming, “The Rum Diary” in 2011, but didn’t actually make their relationship public fodder until a year later. There is a good reason for that. Depp was still with the mother of his children, Vanessa Paradis. The couple had been together for 14 years, but never married.
You can imagine the shock at hearing Johnny Depp was actually ready to make his relationship with Amber Heard legal. After 14 years and 2 kids, it seemed like he would have married Vanessa. They both claimed they didn’t need that kind of thing, but clearly somebody does now. He insinuated it was the mother of his children who didn’t want marriage. A few years ago, he offered another excuse for why he never married Vanessa, “Marriage is really from soul to soul, heart to heart. You don't need somebody to say, okay you're married.” Clearly things have changed.
Johnny and Amber have been rumored to have been dating for some time, but they have always managed to keep it out of the public eye. Sure they would walk a red carpet together and are occasionally spotted out and about together, but don’t expect any public displays of affection. Even the ring is being hidden whenever possible.
According to sources, it was somewhat of an accident the engagement even leaked. “The proposal happened a while ago,” a source reports. Amber Heard just didn’t wear the giant sparkler that she was spotted wearing at the Art Of Elysium's Heaven Gala on Saturday. She must have forgot to take it off. Oopsie. She went to great lengths to hide it as she stood waiting for her car by keeping her right hand over her left hand.
Another source has confirmed the ring is most definitely the sign of an impending marriage. The source tells People magazine, “Of course they couldn't be happier to be engaged and excited to share the rest of their lives together.” Amber Heard has already spilled the beans to her close friends, of course. She apparently gets on well with Johnny Depp’s kids and has reportedly taken his 14-year-old daughter, Lily-Rose, shopping. That is girl bonding for you.
Of course, reps for the couple are not commenting on the situation, but it was pretty much confirmed. Vanessa Paradis is definitely not willing to talk about her ex’s new engagement. She was spotted out and about by paparazzi who were probably hammering her with stupid questions about how she felt about her ex getting engaged. Her answer was to flip them the bird. That pretty much says what she thinks of the situation.
If and when Johnny Depp and Amber Heard actually tie the knot nobody will likely know. They have kept their relationship very private and it is unlikely they would want to share photos of the big day. It will be interesting to see if they actually make it down the aisle or if this is another one of those engagements that is over before the dress is bought.