On Monday, we covered the story that Johnny Depp (49) and Amber Heard (27) finally put a public face on their long-rumored romance by holding hands at a Rolling Stones concert. So they’re an official couple now, and the Enquirer had just only predicted a few days beforehand that they would soon step out together because Amber was pressuring Johnny to go public with their relationship.
I still can’t believe either of them would go there. Johnny has always had relationship with iconic women whose public profiles matched his own, and now he’s with a run-of-the-mill blonde with big boobs and a pretty smile. As for Amber, I’d like to think she can do better than a sold-out rebel who accessorizes like nobody’s business but still looks like he hasn’t bathed in a few months and is wallowing in his own mid-life crisis. Yet here they are, and it seems that all of the gossip was true. Here are the details according to Star on why it took so long for Johnny to introduce Amber as his lady:
It’s true! Johnny Depp and Amber heard finally revealed that they’re dating, enjoying a very romantic and public night out on April 27 when the stunning couple canoodled in front of hundreds at the Rolling Stones concert at the Echoplex in Los Angeles. “Johnny was very protective of her; there were so many people there, and he kept as close to her as possible,” an eyewitness tells Star. “They whispered to each other a lot and laughed. He was obviously smitten, touching Amber affectionately and giving her soft kisses on her neck while they listened to the band. It was really sweet!”
In the summer of 2012, Johnny, 49, broke up with Vanessa Paradis after a 14-year relationship, while Amber, 27, recently split from female photographer Tasya Van Ree. “Johnny has been crazy about Amber for more than a year — but he was concerned about hurting his ex and his children, so he didn’t want any media attention,” explains a friend. “Amber, meanwhile, has been playing hard to get. She cozied up to other women, which made Johnny a wreck. Now they both seem open to taking the next step in their relationship as one of hte hottest couples in Hollywood.”
[From Star, print edition, May 13, 2013]
This week’s issue of In Touch adds more to the equation: “They are serious. They have been for a long time.” The timeline for this romance is incredibly sketchy, right? Amber and Johnny were done filming The Rum Diary long before summer 2012 when he and Vanessa broke things off. I don’t know whether or not Johnny and Vanessa were already on the rocks when Amber “captured his heart,” but it’s all a bit suspect to me. If this young blonde thing is the real reason that Johnny decided to pull the plug on his long-term relationship that spawned two children, then he’s a damn fool. Honestly, I have a bad feeling about this one. Johnny’s gonna get hurt. Amber’s going to do the dumping, and he’s going to get badly hurt. And we’ll all have a hard time not saying, “I told you so.”
Here’s Johnny on the set of his upcoming film, Transcendence, on Monday. He’s back to shorter hair again, and he probably also showered for the occasion, yay!
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