How’s this for some late-breaking Friday afternoon news? Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are as close to officially engaged as celebrities can get. Earlier this week, Kaiser mentioned in passing that Amber was spotted wearing a huge sparkler on her “important” finger. People published the photos, which I thought were quite telling. Amber was strategically covering and uncovering her hand. She was obviously wanting us to notice the ring, but she didn’t want to completely give away the goods. She wanted us to talk about it, and I can’t blame her. Most girls do the same thing, even if Amber always wants us to think she’s different from everyone else. Now Us Weekly has received word from an insider that Johnny and Amber are indeed engaged. They’ve been secretly engaged for awhile, allegedly. Here we go:
Johnny Depp really did put a ring on it! After Amber Heard was spotted trying to hide some suspiciously flashy bling on her left ring finger earlier this week, fans wondered whether the actress had secretly gotten engaged to her Rum Diary costar. The famously private couple have yet to confirm or deny either way, but sources tell Us Weekly they’re indeed planning to marry.
“The proposal happened a while ago,” one insider tells Us. “She just didn’t wear the ring.” (Celebuzz reported news of an engagement on Thursday.)
The 50-year-old Into the Woods actor first met his bride-to-be on the set of their movie The Rum Diary. They confirmed their relationship in June 2012, shortly after Depp announced his split from longtime love Vanessa Paradis, with whom he has two kids, daughter Lily-Rose, 14, and son Jack, 11.
Since then, the typically private duo have been spotted all over the world together, from Moscow to Japan, where they took Depp’s kids in July. More recently, on Saturday, Jan. 11, the duo appeared at the Art of Elysium’s 7th Annual HEAVEN Gala in L.A., where they held hands and posed for pictures. They also attended the 2014 Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 12.
Later this year, the couple will reunite onscreen in London Fields, a crime thriller based on the 1989 novel of the same name by Martin Amis. Depp has a cameo on the movie, which also stars Billy Bob Thornton, Jim Sturgess, and Theo James.
[From Us Weekly]
This is interesting, isn’t it? Johnny hasn’t been married (to a celebrity girlfriend) before, and he hasn’t been engaged for decades. He didn’t even marry Vanessa Paradis after they had two children together. He didn’t propose to Kate Moss either, for she surely would have accepted. But Amber has managed to pull off the impossible. Well played.
Also notable? I haven’t mentioned the term “mid-life crisis” until now.
Update by Celebitchy: People Magazine has a confirmation, along with quotes about how great Amber is with Johnny’s kids. Their source says “Of course they couldn’t be happier to be engaged and excited to share the rest of their lives together.
“Amber has really taken well to the kids and really enjoys spending time with them. And she’s even taken Lily shopping on her own for some bonding time.”
Considering how little Johnny says publicly about his children, and how he’s made it a point of not talking about his family, this is somewhat troublesome to me.
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet