I continue to be surprised by the fact that all of the tabloids – save for People Mag, I guess – are running stories about Amber Heard and Johnny Depp and how they’re either back on or how they never even split up. I’ve said before, and I still believe: I think Depp and Heard really did take a break over the summer and only recently got back in touch and started something up again. I think they both realized they were getting bad press with their “out of nowhere” intensity and romance, so they decided to cool it down and return for more later. Later happened, and now they’re going strong? Perhaps. Last week, the tabs claimed that Johnny was “blinded by love” for crazy hippie-dippy free spirit bisexual Amber, and this week Us Weekly is saying that Johnny has even TOLD Amber that he loves her. *clutches multiple scarves*
Clandestine couple no more! Johnny Depp and girlfriend Amber Heard indulged in a rare date night out at Los Angeles’ AV Nightclub November 5.
After arriving at 11 p.m., the twosome — who kicked off a romance in late 2011 during their Rum Diary press tour — settled in on the patio, where, a witness says, they sipped nonalcoholic beers sitting side by side.
“They were flirty and engaged,” says the source. And their affection was no act.
Another insider says the actress, 26, “was telling people they were officially together” at a Gucci party October 27. (Depp, 49, and Vanessa Paradis, 39, split in June 2012 after separating in 2010.)
A pal says the Lone Ranger star is serious about the starlet: “They have said ‘I love you.’ ”
Radar says the same thing, and they’re doubling-down on their earlier reporting – a source says Johnny and Amber “were definitely involved” in the beginning of the summer and “They definitely had chemistry that carried over from the set. Amber quietly split from Tasya around the same time Johnny was secretly separated from Vanessa, so the timing was just right.”
So, do you believe that Amber and Johnny are “in love” or as close to that as they can get? Sure. I’ll buy that. I think they’re pretty much together at this point, but it will be interesting to see how they play it – will there be a late-night photo-op exiting some club? Or will Johnny officially debut his new girl on a red carpet?
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