Are Johnny Depp & Amber Heard ‘secretly engaged’ & preparing to announce?

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I don’t know whether I buy this story at all, but here comes the next chapter in the great Johnny Depp and Amber Heard romantic saga. These two worked together on The Rum Diary a few years ago and made eyes at each other on the publicity tour last summer, but they only made their official couple debut earlier this month at a Rolling Stones concert. Then we covered a Star story that discussed how Amber had really pushed hard for a public outing and even left Johnny when he refused to budge, so he begged her to come back. In the end, they supposedly waited so long to protect Vanessa Paradis’ feelings, which leads me to at least conclude that there might have been some overlap between Johnny’s two ladies.

Now there’s a new story that has originated in the latest issue of OK! magazine and is being run by Entertainmentwise, which supplies further details about Johnny and Amber’s “secret engagement.” (Note that Entertainmentwise credits this story to the National Enquirer, but other sources claim it’s in OK! It’s not in the new Enquirer.) Supposedly, Johnny put a patchouli ring on it, and he and Amber are waiting until the end of the year to make the big announcement. Is this actually going to happen?

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Johnny Depp is rumoured to have got down on bended knee and secretly proposed to his girlfriend Amber Heard, according to a new report.

It’s been claimed by sources that the hot Hollywood couple have gotten engaged after Pirate of The Caribbean star Johnny popped the question on his 27-year-old beau’s birthday.

“He proposed on her birthday [April 22],” an insider told the National Enquirer.

The couple met when they filmed The Rum Diaries together in 2011 and have been dating on and off ever since, following Johnny’s split from long-term partner Vanessa Paradis.

Despite the massive step in their relationship, insiders say they intend to keep schtum on the news until the end of the year – but in the mean time the love-struck have apparently already started looking for a love nest to share together.

“They’re not announcing it until the end of the year, but she and Johnny are now on the hunt for a vintage one-of-a-kind ring.”

The couple were recently spotted holding hands at a Rolling Stones concert last month and it seems the show of affection along with the proposal could be down to the blonde actress demanding more commitment from the 49-year-old actor.

“She gave him an ultimatum, no woman wants to be someone’s dirty secret. A few months ago she took off to Paris and started dating French model Marie de Villepin. He offered her everything, even marriage, to come back,” the source explained.

“That was exactly what Amber wanted – for the world to know they’re together and for Johnny to put a ring on it. She’s had a crush on him since she was a teenager, so this is a dream come true!”

[From Entertainmentwise]

So do you believe this story? It kind of sounds like OK! was just making sh-t up because the Johnny and Amber romance was big news a few weeks ago, and an engagement would only sell more copy. However, I really don’t think Johnny is the marrying type at all. Clearly, he’s gaga over Amber and is embarrassing himself royally as a 49-year-old dude by falling for a 20-something blonde. Still, he and Winona Ryder were engaged but never made it to the altar; then Johnny was with Kate Moss for years; and finally, he stuck with Vanessa for over a decade without ever even thinking of marriage. At this point, he’d be dumb to jeopardize his fortune by marrying such a hot young thing like Amber.

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  1. marie says:

    ha, yeah ok.. that is an ugly red dress.

  2. Bellz says:

    What. A. Load. Of. Crap!!

    • Champ says:

      Depp is very intense in his relationships, atleast in the beginning. It is possible. I actually think that he will make some committment to her. It wouldnt surprise me if he wants to lock it down before some French chick tries to take her “away”.

      I am in the minority but I like her for him. Shes so not his physical type that I think its gotta be love. And she isnt half-starved/drugged-out to stay waify. Hallelujah!

      • gogoGorilla says:

        The part about him being intense – that was my thought, too. I could see him proposing just because he seems to burn really hot in the beginning with these things. But actually marrying her? Nah. He didn’t even marry Vanessa after she had his two kids. So I don’t think he’ll marry her.

        I think she’s too young for him, personally.

      • Pip says:

        @champ I like johnny a lot. But its beyond delusional to think that the women are the problem and not him.i dont like how you call his exes druggies as if they are the problem > do rememeber that he has always chosen much younger girlfriends and he partied just as hard as them The likelihood is that he had more power in the relationship being the older one so who is to say that he wasnt the bad influences? Especially when he was a younger and extremely attractive and cool dude.Winona was a teenager when she was with him, he was in his late 20′s. Moss was also very young and he was a decade older and she has spoken about how much under his spell she was. Both of them had problems with substance abuse after he broke up with them. Moss landed in rehab after their break up. Vanessa is also 10 years younger and she certainly should not be thrown in with the drugged up waives seeing that he himself said she saved him from his lifestyle. I dont know if Amber Heard is as clean living as you imagine. But to my mind more likely he has chosen a younger model because he can keep up his rock and roll lifestyle something Vanessa or most more age inapproriate women isnt gonna be down with especially when they have kids.

      • Miffy says:

        Champ, I reluctantly agree. While I am still holding out for a Wino Forever Reunion, I want this to happen because that wedding would be PHENOMENAL.

        Johnny is going to look stunning wearing a vintage lace wedding dress with an original 1920′s cathedral length veil (both as scarves) while Tim Burton sobs quietly in the background for the ‘One That Got Away’. Amber can wear that red monstrosity and continue trying to make that ombré hair work. Lily Rose will be carving a shank under her bridesmaid’s bouquet. It will be AH-MAZING.

    • O.MC says:

      I believe it- they’re the only two people in the world that enjoyed Rum Diary (the rest of us were clutching our rosaries close and praying for more Ribisi). Enough said.

  3. Jess says:

    Johnny’s been engaged a bunch of times (and he always said he’d marry Vanessa in a heartbeat if she wanted it, so I’m pretty sure she was the one who put the kibosh on an engagement there).

    I could totally see this being true. Whether they’ll ever actually get married is a whole other matter, but Johnny loves getting engaged.

  4. Micki says:

    There’s a lot of time till the end of the year.

    • Liv says:

      “In the end, they supposedly waited so long to protect Vanessa Paradis’ feelings.”

      I hardly doubt this. Lainey wrote that US Weekly said Johnny left Paradis because she was never pleased which what he did for her and their family. So it’s basically him saying this to get an excuse for breaking up with her. I agree with Lainey on this, he sold her out. I don’t have any respect for him left.

  5. tracking says:

    Somehow this couple doesn’t ring true to me. Maybe I just don’t want to believe it?

    • Lana says:

      Yeah! you just don’t want to believe it.
      The proofs have been out there all the last year and this.
      These two have been involved since the promo of their movie at the end 2011.
      And of course, it’s not coincidence that they both broke their long term relationship almost at the same time

  6. GoldenState says:

    God, I used to LOVE him. Now I find him sort of pathetic, especially considering he left Vanessa during an obvious mid-life crisis.

    • Eleonor says:

      Me too.
      He was so hot. And now, I think Ewan Mc Gregor (aka my future husband) should cuddle me A LOT, to get over this delusion.

      • GoldenState says:

        Ugh, Ewan is so hot, too. I also have a thing for Hugh Jackman!! Adorable.

        And right??! (About Depp.) I think part of his allure was that he was sort of the loner, deep intellectual guy who was secure in himself. NOW his actions seem shallow and insecure. I mean, maybe him and Amber have a legit thing….but come on! Leaving your common law wife and mother of your children for a hot blonde woman 20 years younger? And doing a racist film that recapitulates stereotypes of Native Americans(Tonto)? It all looks bad to me. He can only go up from here, really.

      • Hakura says:

        @GoldenState – “…He can only go up from here, really.

        I’m not sure, I think if he pulled a ‘Leo‘, & began ‘supermodel hopping‘, it’d be a new low.

  7. Sue says:

    Sorry couldn’t deal with a bf who wore more accessories than me. Oh yeah, get new glasses too!

  8. Lulu.T.O. says:

    Her ombre hair is perfection in the red dress picture. She truly is a beautiful woman IMO. That is all.

  9. Patrice says:

    IF this is true, then it is a perfect example of one of the reasons for one of the major problems within our society at this point: insanely high divorce rates (I believe the U.S. has the highest of all of the “first world” countries).

    Why do so many need to get engaged after 5 minutes of dating these days? Why can’t people, I don’t know, actually DATE for a significant amount of time before taking that step? A large part of my job is following statistics and societal trends on a national level and I can tell you that for the past few years, we’ve noticed that rapid fire “engagements” (I put that in quotes b/c they often don’t last and even if they do, more often than not are followed by equally rapid fire divorces) have seemingly replaced dating and the full-on relationship period altogether in a large percentage of couples within a certain demographic. This is totally perplexing to me and from what we’ve seen, seems to actually stem from a place of uncertainty and insecurity rather than the opposite (again, rapid fire divorces follow more often than not).

    If you’re secure in yourself, the relationship and the other person, why all the urgency? Particularly in this case: Johnny and Vanessa were together, commited and even raised a family for over a decade, happily w/o rings. He gets with Amber and within a few months and suddenly there’s a rush to wed…Admitedly I don’t know them at all, but I just don’t get it.

    • bridget says:

      That’s Depp’s thing – he’s been engaged several times and Paradis was the one who had no interest in marriage. Winona was only 19 when they were engaged.

    • Hakura says:

      @Patrice – “…Why do so many need to get engaged after 5 minutes of dating these days? Why can’t people, I don’t know, actually DATE for a significant amount of time before taking that step?

      This is what I don’t understand. I can’t ever see myself being willing & comfortable w/the thought of marrying someone I essentially barely even know (let alone in a romantic sense). This is why I had so little faith in other celeb relationships (like Miley’s).

      It’s like ‘engaged‘ has become the new word for ‘dating‘, except accompanied by rings & an automatic intention/promise of marriage. (A lot of pressure, even for long-term, committed couples).

  10. fabgrrl says:

    Ug! Looks like Amber Heard is following CZJ’s lead. Become the It Girl, nab a much older, extremely famous and wealthy husband, launch yourself into Hollywood royalty, do whatever the hell you feel like for the next 20 years.

  11. Darlene says:

    Don’t do it, Amber!

    Anyone read the Blind Item about how Vanessa Paradis’ (alleged) feelings about no longer having to sleep with him? (hint: HAPPY ABOUT IT)

    • binturong says:

      Umm, do you have a link for that??!! Sheer vulgar curiosity here…

      • iheartjacksparrow says:

        The blind was along the lines of a gal was happy she wasn’t having sex with the long-term boyfriend she broke up with because he never took a bath and smelled of cigarettes and alcohol. But Vanessa smoked, too, so it didn’t make sense she’d be complaining about the smell of cigarettes. Also, it was posted on CDAN, and most of the stuff posted there is fake.

      • Inari says:

        @ iheartjacksparrow:

        All smokers are not alike. Some smell absolutely horrifying, while with others you barely notice. It really comes down to hygiene, whether they smoke indoors or out etc. so I could easily see one smoker being grossed out by another’s smell.

  12. LaLaLa says:

    He is said to collect Barbie-dolls, so now he found himself a real life version. LOL!

  13. serena says:

    ‘he is embarrassing himself royally as a 49-year-old dude by falling for a 20-something blonde.’ – THAT. Totally.

    So embarrassing man, 50 years old with two kids and you can’t wait to chase some young blonde gold digger. sigh so pathetic Johnny.

  14. bridget says:

    I disagree. Johnny’s always wanted to get married, he’s been engaged several times! Wasn’t Vanessa the one who didn’t need marriage? He’s just always chosen partners who weren’t going to make it to the alter – Winona was super young, Kate was too wild, and Vanessa didn’t want to.

  15. chalkdustgirl says:

    I have always had a deal with my husband: If JD comes to our door one day, I’m gone, no hard feelings. It’s been our deal for a LONG time, I think it started back in the 21 Jump Street Days when we were just boyfriend and girlfriend and Johnny got showers. Hubby’s always been cool with it. It breaks my heart to say it, but I don’t have that secret wish that Johnny will come knocking any more…sniff.

  16. Atlanta says:

    This article is wrong about one thing. Depp has been married and engaged to practically everyone he dated. He is a serial monogamist, Its very typical for him to act like his current girlfriend is his one true love only to repeat it with the next gf, just as intense so it wouldnt surprise me if he is wooing this girl just as bad as the others. Remember all that Vanessa saved me stuff and it was love at first sight that he said in every interview a few years back and then there was Wynona forever. I think this is how he rolls. And this girl obviously played him with her publicity stunt with that french girl to get him jealous. I remember thinking at the time that it was odd that she be papped all over paris considering none of them are especially famous. I guess that was to make Depp jealous.

  17. Gabrielle says:

    Johnny has been married once (before he was famous) and engaged 4 times. Vanessa was the only woman he was not engaged to, I’m guessing she was the one who wasn’t into it. I would be really shocked if they actually got married.

  18. phlyfiremama says:

    “a patchouli ring on it”~ Hahahahaha!

  19. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    She rocks those Guess ads (bad company though, they don’t pay their window cleaners) and Johnny looks smitten.

  20. Melman says:

    Wrong facts: Johnny love to be committed to a woman.
    - He was married when he was very young.
    - He was engaged to almost every woman in his life except Vanessa
    - Vanessa wore a ring, that she called “Love Ring” (a beautiful diamond gifted by Johnny) so to me it’s pretty obvious he proposed to her at some point, but it was HER the one she didn’t want to marry him. (and the typical male chauvinism of media assumed it was because he didn’t want to be married!)

    Wrong Fact:
    - Amber was working in Paris.
    - Depp didn’t need to beg for her return after her work was done…

    In summary: I think the story is bullshit at the core, without real clue about the state of their relationship BUT I won’t be surprised at all if Johnny and Amber get engaged at some point, because they have been together for almost two years and because that’s his “modus operandi” with every relationship in his life.

  21. Yi says:

    I don’t doubt that if he were to ask, she’d do it. He’s lost a little bit of his sparkle lately due to a lot of things, but she’s relatively unknown and it would do a lot for her career.

  22. FINA says:

    Vanessa and Johnny allways said that they don’t need a piece of paper to feel like a married couple.

    Which woman wants to hear: “if you want to get hitched, i’ll do it in a second?” – Well, apparently : Amber Heard!

  23. KellyinSeattle says:

    I’ve never liked him; I don’t get his vibe. I know women swoon over him, but I never got his appeal.

    • rachel says:

      same here. people like the characters he played and they probably confused jonhnny depp with jack sparrow.

      i dont know why but i can’t remember what amber heart looks like even though i see her pictures a lot in the gossip site.

      johnny is certainly experiencing a mid life crisis. i dont feel sorry for vanessa thought. it’s her choice and she needs to face the consequence (even though it’s unfair).

  24. poppy says:

    he is a complete doofus. the older he gets, the more obvious it is.
    his comment re: having his picture made for editorial is like being raped… what a moron. now the uber-mid-life crisis.

    queues “desperado”

  25. Jade says:

    who gives a flying s%^t!!!! lets bum and wax marry

  26. Jade says:

    Hmm another Jade here. I dunno man, this story sounds like bull. I think Johnny may be the kind to be so into his lover at the beginning but Amber doesn’t look like the type to want marriage at this stage. I think she just wants to have fun.

  27. Auj says:

    I don’t know what is true or not-who cares? She is very lovely anyway. I wish them well.

  28. Guest says:

    I absolutely believe this is possible.When Johnny Depp is single he falls in love with and becomes engaged to whatever woman he happens to meet or see first(usually on a film set too).This is a man that doesn’t like to be alone and seems very co dependant.It is not really romantic,he just doesn’t like to be single and would’ve fallen for whatever actress was cast in The Rum Diaries.It just happened to be Amber.BTW,she never seems as happy or in love with him as she did with her lesbian girlfriend.She dumped her for a bigger star?,she’s like the female Justin Theroux.

  29. Dommy Dearest says:

    I just can’t like her at all. I’m not huge on the Depp train nor Paradise but after that whole event, I have a bitter taste in my mouth for Amber. I’ve tried to like her but I’m just… Ugh.

  30. Loulou says:

    He’s losing esteem in my eyes.

  31. kat says:

    What if he want to marry Amber or any other girl? just because he didn’t marry to Vanessa, it means that he can’t?
    You know, I love Vanessa and, seriously, i doubt that Amber or any other woman can love him more than Vanessa does. But I have to be honest, and to me Johnny always seems to be more “in love” with the fatherhood than with her as a woman…
    Maybe he didn’t marry her, because she wasn’t the woman who he wanted to spend the rest of his life. Vanessa got pregnant just after three months into their relationship, remember? He had to make it works for his new born, because he wanted to have a family, because he wanted to be near his children, because Vanessa is a great mommy and a great woman, and because he loves her for that, he tried for as long as he could…but maybe she wasn’t the love of his life and if he find that love- in Amber or any other woman- then go and get her Johnny!!

    • FINA says:

      Johnny and Vanessa both said that they can’t imagine two people being more in love than they are.
      Ever since this horrible US-mag article last year everybody seems to know 1. that he never really loved Vanessa and 2. what the timeline of their split was.
      Johnny allways found wonderful words for the women in his life and i’m sure he will find some for the “latest love of his life” too.
      Remember what Vanessa said around the time of their split? Something like: ‘wonderful words are fine, but actions have to follow’.
      Sounded to me like our Johnny might be a bit full of hot air.

      • Meh says:

        No, Vanessa said that she “can’t imagine two people being more in love than they are” not Johnny.

        And the real quote is: “I knew I would be with Johnny (Depp) long before we ever met… I can’t believe any two people love the way we love”

        Also the quotes about them being “best friends” are from her

        I remember when he was on Oprah’s (2004) and she asked him about what he loved most about Vanessa and, as Kat says it was “She is a great mommy”

        It has nothing to do with “US Weekly” or with their break up, but Johnny for years seems obsessed with his children and about Vanessa only mentioned how great mother she is or that story about her back when they first meet as he can’t remember any other relevant moment to talk about her.

  32. Lena says:

    They deserve each other. Vanessa did say that “the truth hasn’t been printed yet” on their break up. I’m wondering if Amber knows about Chloe Moretz. No worries, there will be another young thing to catch his wandering eye soon enough. A leopard doesn’t change its spots. He’s got Keith Richards to keep up with, after all.

  33. Loulou says:

    In France, it’s reported Amber Heard is pregnant.

  34. eljeran says:

    I think Amber should be hunted down by every REAL lesbian in the USA and beaten to death for making a mockery of them. it is so hard to get the oppressive right wing groups to understand that being gay is just the way they were born and it isn’t about being sexually irresponsible and perverted when someone like her make everything they say seem right. It IS free will for her.

  35. NFL Fan says:

    It won’t surprise me that after they breakup we find out that they didn’t sleep together and that they had seperate lives.I think Amber could still be seeing Marie De Villepin on the side and JD is sleeping with whatever women he wants and he doesn’t have to worry about being found out because he can buy his privacy.