Johnny Depp, 50, & Amber Heard, 27, are engaged (update: confirmed)

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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.

Amber Heard

Johnny Depp

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  1. TheCountess says:

    Between the pictures of Depp and Penn in posts today, my laptop screen needs to be deloused.

  2. Reece says:

    Oh look at this thing somebody tried to bury over the weekend. Didn’t dig deep enough.

  3. Zwella Ingrid says:

    Just think its weird that he would decide to get married now.

  4. Jen says:

    JustJared says it’s just a “promise ring” and not an engagement ring whatever the hell that means….

    • Erinn says:

      Ugh. Don’t even get me started. Fiances psychopath sister got a ‘promise ring’ from her older boyfriend for their one year anniversary and people were congratulating them. And I’m just here like “for WHAT?” you essentially got a pretty ring that doesn’t particularly mean anything.

      But again, she’s a psychopath and needs all the attention she can get.

      • blue marie says:

        Ha, I hate promise rings also, what’s the point? Well the hell are they promising to do? procrastinate? I mean really..

        The only ring i’d want from Johnny is a ring around the tube after he bathes, cause you know he’s stinky.. (he of course would also have to clean it up)

      • Green Girl says:

        I hate promise rings, as they seem like something you’d give/get if you were in high school or early on in college. If you’re both already agreeing that you’ll get engaged and get married, then aren’t you already engaged?!?

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Seriously, how old are these people? Why doesn’t he just give her his fraternity pin? Ugh. If it’s true.

      • Lauraq says:

        I know a girl who pushed and pushed and PUSHED for an engagement ring for Christmas (she and her boyfriend-my coworker and friend-had been together since May). He gave her a promise ring. She put it on her ring finger and posted a picture of it on FB saying “YES! YES! I can’t wait to start our life together!!” (BTW she is now 22-21 at the time-with a 3 year old son from her high school boyfriend. Her boyfriend is in love with her son). She continued to tell people they were engaged even as her boyfriend told people they were not. They broke up for awhile cause she likes to sleep around but are now back together. I just don’t get it. By the by, my boyfriend also works at the same company, although he transferred this year to a different location. We have been together longer but aren’t engaged yet because he’s saving for a nice ring, and I know she’s pushing her boyfriend to get engaged before we do. Anyways, a few weeks ago my boyfriend snuck into our location while I was at the gym and left a stuffed bear for me. This chick actually took a picture of it and posted it to FB pretending her boyfriend got it for her.

        I know this is a long tangent, I was just trying to illustrate how psycho girls who like promise rings are.

    • Kiddo says:

      “Promise ring” sounds like something high school students give and receive. How about it’s just a Christmas gift? Oops just noticed you said that Green Girl. This means they are going steady, like a 50′s film.

    • Liv says:

      Just Jared obviously put the post down and is now “reporting” that they are indeed engaged. Ugh, he’s so embarrassing! If I were Vanessa, I would laugh my ass off because he’s so pathetic! He makes a fool of himself and it won’t take long that this will affect his career.

    • Delilah says:

      A promise ring is a sign one party is for it and the one against it is passing time and doesn’t want the drama of a dramatic break up. In other words the one holding out knows they’re never shitting but not ready to get off the proverbial pot because a) the rejected party is deluded and doesn’t deal well with rejection b) the other party likes the attention of a sycophantic lover too much to give it up in being noble by just being straight c) the rejected party can’t accept no for an answer and is willing to take whatever bone is thrown cuz an actual breakup would be too devastating. *Enter obsessive stalker*.

  5. MrsB says:

    I miss the days when I used to worship Johnny Depp. He used to be the hottest thing ever. Sigh.

  6. Moiselle says:

    Get an ironclad pre-nup, Johnny. That young thing is going to take you to the cleaners and then some. You are such a fool.

    • jj says:

      If sleeping with him is part of the PR deal, I’d say she deserves some good money. The guy is gross. I hope for her he doesn’t introduce her to his good friend Polanski and doesn’t show her his art collection which includes a painting of John Wayne Gacy.

  7. Lori says:

    AS IF they will actually ever get married.

  8. GeeMoney says:

    This is officially the mid life crisis heard round the world.

    With that said, congrats to them (there is no point in hating on two people in “lurrrve”).

  9. idontknowyouyoudontknowme says:

    Wow, he WAS actually married.. from 83-86.. true, nothing very serious with any of his high-profiles.

  10. jinni says:

    Actually, Johnny said that he always wanted to marry Vanessa but she didn’t think it was necessary. Plus wasn’t he engaged to Kate and they just had a on again off again relationship?

    Oh well, I’m sure everyone going to rag on him, but if he was an older woman (ex. Robin Wright or Aaron Johnson’s wife) they’d be talking about what great news this is and how love knows no age.

    Anyway, congrats. I guess. I really hope this engagement doesn’t make it down the aisle because I really don’t feel that she actually cares for him.

  11. GlimmerBunny says:

    Never been engaged? He was engaged to both Winona and Kate…?

  12. Delta Juliet says:

    I won’t be surprised either way. It seems like the type of behavior one would expect from these guys and their mid-life panic attacks. It looks kind of pathetic though, as much as I feel like an a-hole saying that.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Don’t feel like an ahole. You’re just saying what we’re all thinking…

    • ToodySezHey says:

      I wonder….Brad was a few years younger when he split with Jen to get with Angie. Did we call that a midlife crisis or just the crumbling of a marriage due to divergent desires( its obvious now brad wanted kids and jen didnt) and one person genuinely falling for another?

      I just wonder, if Amber heard was…35 instead of 27, and if she were more famous, would folks be so hard on Johnny? Just saying.

      Brad was 41 when he and jen split and he got with Ange. Meawhile, Ange was 28, going on 29. I dont recall many people saying he was having a ‘mid life crisis’. Maybe because of different hints that the marriage was on the rocks, maybe because they didnt have kids and it was known that brad wanted kids I dont know.

      Aside from the Jennifernatics, I dont recall Brad being raked over the coals for having a ‘midlife crisis’. Its funny how that works.

      • Azurea says:

        I don’t think 41 is considered an age for a mid-life crisis anymore…unless maybe you got married at 18. I got together with my husband when I was 27 & he was 39. We had our wonderful baby girl when I was 29, and got married the following year. None if it felt like he was having a midlife crisis, & that was over 25 years ago. Now my daughter is 26 & her boyfriend is 43. Still doesn’t feel like a midlife crisis situation — they are as happy as 2 peas in a pod! Being 55 myself, & still feeling young, I can understand how Johnny isn’t thinking about his age if he’s in good shape & feels great.

      • @Azurea
        Especially since he put down the booze….that’ll make anyone feel a good ten years younger.

      • Azurea says:

        @Virgilia Coriolanus: Yeah! And maybe the ciggies, too. Or is that expecting too much? ;-)

      • ToodySezHey says:

        But thats my point…essentially brad pitt did the same thing as JD..drifted from his wife/partner, made a movie with a woman that rocked his world and then decided to end his marriage/partnership to pursue her. But Brad came thru it relatively unscathed(angie caught all the flack when they got together), but somehow JD is a mid life crisis loser? Makes no sense to me.

  13. Mary says:

    No fool like an old fool going though a mid life crisis.

  14. Cecilia says:


  15. Kat says:

    Jared was calling her his rumored girlfriend until a couple of weeks ago. I don’t believe what his sources said, and because it sounds as an attempt to divert the attention from the obvious meaning of that massive ring (because it’s huge!).

    And “US weekly” was calling them official couple way before any other site or us, wanted to believe that this was actually happening. And we all know that US has really close sources. That’s all for me!

    Congrats to them

  16. serena says:

    Well, I don’t think he’ll marry her either (if he’s still hasn’t gone senile).

  17. Audrey says:

    CDAN had a blind about this yesterday. Johnny asked her to keep their engagement on the downlow until he tells his kids because I guess they despise her.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      We’ve seen pictures and videos of her with his kids–they were together on his Lone Ranger promotion. Whatever she is (gold digger, starf*cker, whatever), they seemed to actually like her, held her hand, etc…….

      While I think Amber genuinely likes Johnny, she isn’t above trying to milk the connection on the downlow (like with that phone interview, and all that I’m an artiste so I don’t want to talk about Johnny bs), I don’t think we need to demonize her or anyone else (like the chick Fassbender’s banging now)….

      And CDAN is about as reliable as my grandmother…..

    • Melman says:

      I don’t think it’s true. The same day that rumors about their engagement began, his daughter uploaded a very simbolic picture of the union of the Depps/Heards. She put a cute picture of her- in Johnny’s house- holding “Pistol” (Amber’s cute dog, that it’s like her own baby). I think she was trying to say something!
      And it’s well known that she seems to like her, there are videos of them having fun, some picture of her being squeezed by Amber, like she were her own first born, etc

    • FingerBinger says:

      @Audrey CDAN blind items are B.S.

    • Sarah says:

      That’s my question. Why now? If you’re going to have a secret engagement you keep secret till the marriage right? Is she trying to pressure him into going through with it? Is she trying to get an acting gig? And yes it feels like this news is coming from her since she did the silly ring/ no ring pap walks.

  18. Ag says:

    I’m still going with “midlife crisis.” They’re not going to get married. He’s going to move on.

  19. Stacey says:

    Gross. What does she see in him? He’s such a pervy old guy

  20. Cazzee says:

    Looking at photo after photo of this person posing hard next to her almost-twice-her-age boyfriend, the following words popped into my head:

    “Work it, girl. Work it like the rent’s due!”

    She clearly has a plan to use this romance to advance her career. Well, she might want to talk with Katie Holmes about that strategy…plus Johnny Depp looks awful nowadays and his last few movies have not done well at the box office. His star is on the wane.

    Still has lots of money and a private island, though.

  21. christina says:

    I for see a baby in the next year or two.

    Whether it’s “love” or not her being with Johnny has help her career. She getting magazine covers she never got before, she got to present at the Golden Globes along with Johnny and they are going to be staring in another move together. The list gose on and on so why not marry him.

  22. TheOriginalKitten says:

    There is some serious gold in these comments..LMAO!

  23. GirlyGirl says:

    Expect 2 things IF they get married

    thing the first – truly boring children
    thing the second – Depp insisting on a hospital that allows smoking

  24. Cookie says:

    Why is her mouth hanging open like that on the GG red carpet?
    What is she doing?
    And what is her hair doing along with her?

  25. nebi says:

    If she thinks they are a new Brangelina in the making, she is sssoooo wrong…

  26. elo says:

    I think his kerchiefs and sissy scarfs may be cutting off the circulation to the head he should be using. And as for her, she is a non-recognizable flash in the pan of bland. Yuck I miss Vanessa.

  27. Just Jared Deleted the Article says:

    No need for more explanation: JUST JARED REMOVED/DELETED the article where it said they were not engaged!

  28. Dawn says:

    I love Johnny Depp, he is by favorite actor but this is just not going to work out in his favor. She is the worst thing he can do for his mid-life crisis. Truly if he wants to be with a nut case why doesn’t he just get together with Demi Moore, she is age appropriate and looney. They could have some fun.

  29. cool says:

    To end the story,they are engaged.Just Jared changed the story and confirms it too.Well,that was fast but life goes on so congratulations to them!They look happy together and his kids seem to like her very much.Who are we to judge them anyway

  30. original kay says:


    no fool like an old fool

  31. Leslie says:

    How long is she going to be content giving this much-older-than-she-is man beejs? He got her a role in his next movie, so I’m guessing they’ll last till that’s finished filming. Who knows, maybe he can teach her to sort of act.

  32. Yodi says:

    No big deal. He asked all his girlfriends to marry him. The only one who didnt want to was funnily enough Vanessa the mother of his child.
    There is a blind about him and amber being engaged for a while but he wanted it to be kept a secret because of his kids. Apparently they cant stand Amber.

  33. kelly says:

    Vanessa & kate didnt want to get married

  34. Jared now published: They are engaged! says:

    LOL! Just Jared is making a fool of himself and his alleged source, now, after published “they aren’t”, then “removed it”, now published an article saying: “Johnny Depp & Amber Heard: Engaged!”

  35. manta says:

    It may take time before they get to the altar. Isn’t it the trendy thing in Tinseltown right now?
    I wonder sometimes if this isn’t just because fiancé/fiancée sounds better to their ears than boyfriend/girlfriend, but not necessary the step before a wedding.

  36. Isabelle says:

    Yuck, he’s simply gross for leaving his family for her. The karma, bet she will end devouring what soul he has left. Have a feeling she’s a bit of a fame sucker.

  37. Nymeria says:

    Wow, a woman with hips! I’m blown away. His women have all been, well, hip-less until now.

    • themummy says:

      Your comment seems kind of body-shamey. So he has a type. Those women cannot help their natural build. Vanessa in particular works out regularly, eats well, etc., and that’s just the shape of her body. So now we just make derogatory comments about women’s bodies just because? The women he was with before couldn’t put hips on their bodies if they tried. And so what? One body type is bad and others are good? Lame.

  38. Meggin says:

    How predictable.. he went for a tall blonde in her 20s. Not to sound like Winona Ryder but give me a break.

  39. Lux says:

    It’s like my dad’s midlife crisis all over again.

    • Cookie says:

      How did that end up?
      (If you don’t mind providing some perspective?)

      • Lux says:

        Yeah sure! Well, first he married a 27 year old blonde after knowing her for just under a month. Then there were the sports cars and the need to listen to trance music all the time. Granted, he’s still married to her but the only reason they haven’t got divorced is that they don’t want to have to split their assets (and my dad doesn’t want to have to pay even more alimony). I personally haven’t seen him for a year or 2. I was 21 when he married her and it creeped me out.

    • Cookie says:

      Wow… Thank You!

      How was the woman in this situation? Did she try and play nice with you or did you feel as though she had secret motives?
      And how did your mom handle it?

      I’m sorry for the questions, but I’ve never experienced this sort of thing personally, I’ve just heard stories. And I always wonder how the feelings of the children and ex-wife are ignored during this period.

      Do you feel like mentally your dad has passed this phase and he’s just trapped by his poor decisions?

      • Lux says:

        At first she seemed nice enough but once they’d gotten married she kinda stated to show her true colours (she got my dad to stop talking to my grandparents). She really tried to get on my good side to begin with but she’s such a flake. All she does is drink cocktails in the middle of the day and gab with her flight attendant friends (seriously how more cliche can you get than a flight attendant? Ha!)
        My mum and him had split about a year before they got married. The thing with my dad is he’s bi-polar (it was in the background until he was about 40ish) but he won’t take medication so he’s probably going to continue to make erratic decisions for a while. It’s just so strange her only being 6 years older than me.

      • Jackie Jormp Jomp (formerly Zelda) says:

        Glad you shared. You tell stories well, too. Like it.

        And hang in there with your bi-polar dad. I’m BP, myself, and know I’ve made irratic decisions myself that are frustrating for my loved ones. Just remember that he is a person with bi-polar and not a bi-polar person, and I hope that distinction helps. You do not need to get involved at any level that hurts you–don’t get me wrong. Take care of you. Thing is, often we see what we are doing, but reality is frustratingly out of reach… I’ve often descibed it as being someone that does not experience gravity, despite the fact that everyone else does, and they can mathethematically prove it, and I can see the world revolves around it, and I can even adjust my life to account for this gravity people describe…and yet I’m still floating…
        Your acceptance is so nice, even when your approval is rightfully impossible. My family’s acceptence has meant the world to me, even when I know they think I’m mad. It’s what keeps me trying harder.
        You seem to have a great handle on it, and a great perspective. I just wanted to encourage you when you have to roll your eyes and love anyway. That position sucks. I know it can be so hard and I want you to know we do think about it.

  40. Young says:

    He was divorced before she was even born, He then proposed to 20 girls after that.

  41. dorothy says:

    I don’t think this will make it to marriage. Depp likes to think of himself as a “deep thinker”, she doesn’t strike me as anymore interesting than a wall. I doubt she will be able to feed his need for intellect. When the thrill of the “newness’ and sex wear off, so will the engagement.

  42. Alina says:

    His kids like her, his daughter proudly posts pics with this chick and the kids hold hands with her in public… how is she a bad person? All people involved seem to be happy with this relationship for the moment.

    The demonizing of this woman goes too far. Relationships end and people find new partners. It´s no crime. She may be younger, but she´s far from underage and 50 isn´t very old today, so there is nothing wrong with their relationship.

  43. St says:

    This will be such a giant slap in the face of Vanessa if true. 14 years together, 2 kids and he did not put ring on her finger. It was obviously that he was in love with her since he stayed with her for 14 years. And then puts finger on some gold digger that dates him only because he is huge celebrity and she thinks it will make her movie star. After some 1.5 years of dating….

    God, he is killing himself. Few years back Johnny Depp was respected A-list star. Now he is known as that idiot that has midlife crisis and dumped mother of his children for some blond young face.

    Just why Johnny? Can’t you just date her and then found another young face? Like DiCaprio does all those years? Why disrespect Vanessa in such way?
    Amber wants to use this romance to advance her career but it just simply never happens. Being wife of A-list celebrity is one thing, being movie star and lead big budget movies is another. Viewers must like you. And viewers just don’t care about Amber Heard. Because juts like Sienna Miller – she has very forgettable face. She is pretty but you can’t remember her face when you see her in some movie. It’s too ordinary.

    And I wonder how other stars react to her when Johhny brings her somewhere. Do they even know who she is? Like if they don’t read tabloids then they might have no idea who she is. Because it’s not like she did some memorable role in some movie. They probab;y threat her the same way like they treat wives of Matt Damon, Matthew McConaughey, Mark Wahlbers and girlfriends of Clooney. They politely say hi to lover/wife of star and move on.

  44. JessSaysNo says:

    How pathetic. He had what everyone wants. Family and money. He threw his family away for a young girl, he is just like everyone else.

  45. lisa2 says:

    Let me say I don’t care if they are together or not.

    But looking at the pictures there is such a strange evolution to Amber.. Before Johnny.

    The first picture just screams they are together or seriously flirting. The new pics of Amber in that blue dress are so Try hard. She had such a sexy quality about her on RC.. but that is missing in that second picture and it was missing in her attitude when she was presenting at the GGs. She seemed very disconnected and almost disappointed that she had to present with the 2 men.

    It will be interesting to see how this goes.

  46. LaurieH says:

    Johnny Depp had ‘Winona Forever’ tattoed on his arm and, after they broke up, changed it to ‘Wino Forever’. If Johnny tattoos ‘Amber Forever’ on, does that mean when they break up that he’ll change it to ‘Ambien Forever’? Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

  47. Nan says:

    In the top photo, he could really pass for a lesbian in drag, easy — so maybe they just suit each other really well.

  48. Sophie says:

    In regards to not marrying Vanessa….what difference does it make if you already had children with someone? Isn’t that a much bigger, irreversible commitment than a marriage contract? I mean, at the very least you’re going to be co-parenting together for the rest of your lives.

    • Holly says:

      Unless you’re a shitty person and parent. After my husband’s mom left his dad for another man when my husband was 12, she never – NEVER – spoke to his dad again. There was absolutely no co-parenting. I still can’t believe what a selfish twat she was.

  49. elizabeth says:

    Congrats to them. I’m pretty sure he’ll marry herr.

  50. DianeP says:

    Johnny’s been engaged a million times, married once, long ago. Will he marry Amber? I hope not.

  51. shellybean says:

    Well she’s definitely beautiful. Other than that I know nothing about her. I don’t see this lasting. He’s obviously been going through some mid-life issues the last couple of years.

  52. eliza says:

    I don’t get the dislike for this couple. He and Vanessa has run their course. He meets a young, pretty woman who seems to like him and he, her. His children seem to like her and it is their lives, so what is the harm?

    And he was only engaged twice, to Ryder and Moss. Paradis never desired marriage. Not sure why everyone is so angry or irritated by this?!

    • ToodySezHey says:

      Thats what Im trying to figure out….nobody was accusing brad pitt of a midlife crisis when he split with Jen and got with Ange. And hell by the end of the year it was apparent the main reason he and Jen split. The man went from childless in March of 05 to, by Oct of 05, being the adoptive father of 2 and with one on the way.

      • I’m pretty sure some were saying it was a mid life crisis, especially since Angie was 30 and he was 42—but yeah, adopting her kids and then getting her pregnant as soon as humanely possible probably took the wind out of the press’ sails for a minute. I bet PEOPLE was gleeful in that editing room when they gave Angelina the cover for her pregnancy. I would’ve been.

      • eliza says:

        People are so angry he didn’t marry Paradis but my question is, how do you force someone into marriage who did not want to be married? It was Vanessa who refused marriage.

        As far as Pitt and Jolie go ( and I have no issue with them as a couple) the same criticisms of others clearly do not apply to them. Everyone else cheats, has mid life crisis, etc but not them. They are perfect in the eyes of most when in fact they are simply human.

        I don’t understand the comments like ” I will never look at Depp the same way” as if he is a criminal of some sort. He fell in love. It happens. None of us know the issues he and Vanessa might have had at home which made their split happen. In my eyes Depp did nothing different than Brad Pitt. He met a beautiful woman on a movie set. He left his partner (not wife) and began a relationship with her and is now engaged. So what? If it works out, super, if it doesn’t, it doesn’t. That is life.

        Not sure how Depp and Heard are so much worse than Pitt and Jolie. Same situstion, different couple.

      • Polly says:

        I don’t see this as similar to Jolie Pitt at all, it’s more similar to Heidi Bivens/Justin Therou/Aniston: dude leaves longtime live in partner of 14 years for actress he met onset, partner’s mom confirms partner was blindsided, couple gets engaged immediately.

        Conversely, Brad and Aniston had had two separations before Pitt even met Jolie, were said to already be rocky (I remember Oprah taking Brad to task because he implied in an interview he and Aniston might not make it) and they all three say no cheating occurred, – they didn’t start their relationship until after Aniston filed for divorce, and about 4-6 mos. after they both announced an faucial split in the press. They certainly weren’t engaged in one ny minute after they got together, like Aniston and Theroux…..or Depp and Heard.

        Another way brad wasn’t seen as having a midlife crisis? Whether Aniston fans want to hear it or not, despite the PR packaging by Huvane, most people really didn’t view Pitt and Aniston as a love match. They seemed more like frat bros. and really god pals. It was well known she was rebound from Paltrow, and that they both, as Aniston once put it, ‘helped each other HEAL.’ Brad even alluded to that years later ‘trying to convince himself hs marriage was one thing it wasn’t.’ Aniston having said a couple years before Angelina that Pitt wasn’t even THE love of her life.

        It’s for these reasons these two situations are dissimilar, and that Pitt was not going thru any ‘midlife crisis.’ That typically means you run from commitment, and responsibility and family, to engage in an affair, it doesn’t mean you become a dad to 3 kids under 3 in a year. Lol

      • ToodySezHey says:

        Vanessa Paradis’ mom can say what she want, doesnt necc make it true. Unlike Brad and Jen, where I agree, there had been loads of hints of problems( I def remember when Jen questioned whether brad was the love of her life and I always thought she wasnt really Brad’s type and was a rebound “safe” chick after Paltrow broke his heart) at the same time, we dont know what all was going on with JD and VP and we cant assume their relationship was all sun and roses til he met Amber.

        The main thing is, you can rationalize it all you want, but JD did the same thing as BP. He grew apart from his wife/partner…did a movie with a younger woman who rocked his world and he fell in love, then ended his partnership/marriage to pursue said woman and got engaged to said woman. End of story.

        Its the same damn thing. Im guessing if Amber Heard wasnt a barely C list actress when they met then maybe the criticism of JD wouldnt have been as harsh.

      • ToodySezHey says:

        Also…Depp and Heard did the Rum Diary in basically, he has had feelings for this woman for almost 4 years, and been in a relationship with her the past year and half.,.Id hardly call that a “new york minute”.

    • TheSageM says:

      @Eliza, google it: he was engaged FOUR times, not two (and not counting his first marriage, of course). In fact, he’s pretty much been engaged to every woman he dated, except Vanessa.

  53. magpie says:

    He is soooo whipped. I’m sure Amber was what broke he and Vanessa up for good and now she’s getting a ring. Big love or big lust, dunno, but she got him good.

  54. Dalovelee says:

    For her this is career opportunity of a lifetime. In a sea of blonde starlets grade A list scripts will rain down upon her head in buckets full. For him he will be followed and envied by men..if she’s real smart she’ll get preggo and be set for life..because in 6 years time he won’t be all that appealing behind closed doors he will still be an old Johnny Depp who looks like her Dad, but for now her life is set…she didn’t just hook a rich old man she got the jack pot of mega rich.

  55. dread pirate cuervo says:

    The hot. It’s all dead now.

  56. People Magazine CONFIRMATION!!! says:

    It’s truly official now! People Magazine just confirmed it…and also they say what has been obvious since months ago, that she bonds well with the children…

  57. Amy says:

    The whole not getting married thing–is that more of a French thing? I’m not trying to generalize but I am half French. It seems like the French are never in any rush to get married. My cousin and his girlfriend were together 12 years and already had a kid when they finally tied the knot. Other French cousins have been in relationships for years and don’t seem in any rush to make things official. So maybe Vanessa was sticking with what she knew and I guess it served her well since it avoided the messiness of divorce.

    Speaking of French things, why oh why has this site not covered the French president Francois Hollande cheating scandal? I know the French don’t care, but I do! I was hoping to see a post about it. Maybe it’s boring to other people but I think it’s fascinating because there are so many different aspects that go with it–cultural, political, social, etc. I’d like to hear what other people think about it.

    • PS says:

      I’m French, and what you said is quite true, a lot of french couples don’t feel the pressure to get married (I’m married btw, not religiously since I’m an atheist). They often feel like it’s a huge commitment, bigger than owning a house together or even having kids. I know it sounds weird, I don’t get it either. How you can feel less committed when you are co-parenting with someone else ? Some also say it’s too old school. Anyway, that’s the way it is. (but some people still want to get married, this doesn’t apply to ALL french couples)

      As for the President’s cheating scandal, we don’t really care because what’s happening in his pants, well, is happening in his pants. We are however concerned with the fact that he was driving a 2 wheels by night to get to his mistress (security-wise, not a good idea).
      But still, we’d like him to concentrate more on the people than on his love affairs…

  58. ataylor says:

    Wait. Amber Heard? Isn’t she a lesbian? Seriously. I could have sworn she had a long-time girlfriend. Then again I’m not much of a Johnny fan, so I didn’t realize they were actually dating.

    Me <—- living under rock.

  59. Kosmos says:

    I really liked Vanessa….I guess the relationship ran its course, but lasted quite a while. This is now his new golden girl, so to speak, so I give it some time before old familiarity sets in and he gets used to her and they get used to each other and it’s not new anymore…..the idea of romance is always titillating until the couple REALLY gets to know each other, but that takes a bit of time…..

  60. lisa2 says:

    I’m sure she is going to want children. So he is going to be a Dad again at some point.

  61. Velvet Elvis says:

    Disappointing cause I always hoped he’d get back with Winona.

  62. Jackie Jormp Jomp (formerly Zelda) says:

    I feel like the only person in the world who thinks she is awkward-looking. Not unattractive, but not attractive, either.

  63. Jessica says:

    ohhhhh Johnny I lovee youu..
    apart from my love for this sexy man

    admin you got some really nice writing skills.
    I am a blogger myself and i must admit i got some really good ideas for writing stuffs in my blog.
    I really envy your writing skills.

    Johnny & Admin <3

    Jessi :*

  64. sauvage says:

    IF this actually going to happen, it is not going to end well…

  65. Lees says:

    Can’t believe I’m commenting on this, but who knows, maybe Vanessa didn’t want to get married? Maybe Johnny wants to seal the deal and this time he’s with someone like minded. Aaaaaaand maybe it’s a mid-life crisis and/or good PR. In any event, I think they look nice together in the pix above.

    Edit: Just saw all comments above that Vanessa didn’t want to get married. I’ll just shut up!!!!!!

  66. charmaine says:

    This is the same chick who tried to snare Harrison Ford. He told his wife Calista who had to set Amber straight and informed her if she tried that again she will take care of her. Johnny Depp was always overrated as a actor. Remember Wynonna went nuts after dating him she has never really recovered. Men usually get handsome the more they age not him.

  67. GeeMoney says:

    I’ll tell you this… I’m 35, and don’t go for older men… but if Viggo Mortensen asked me out, I’d totally be all over that. And he’s 20 years older than me!

    Like I said before, it’s hard to hate on people in “lurrve”… maybe they’ll get married, maybe they won’t. All that really matters is that his kids like her, and she treats them good. Here’s hoping.

    PS – I just want to give a shout out to my Dad, who’s 63 and on his 3rd marriage… and never once wanted someone significantly younger than him. It restored my faith in men who want age appropriate women. They do exist.

    But if Viggo came calling, all that would go out the window, lol.

  68. Sam H x says:

    Gone off Johnny Depp since I heard about his support of Roman Polanski. Although, I respect him for treating his fans well and always stops to give them autographs. As along as the kids get on with Amber, like her and she treats them well, I don’t think Vanessa could ask for more as far as her kids are concerned. I think he might just marry this chick and have more kids with her since he’s a hopeless romantic by the sounds of things.

  69. themummy says:

    To be fair, it wasn’t that HE never married Vanessa. He said over and over that she wasn’t interested in being married and that he’d have married her in a heartbeat. Plus, 14 years together and two kids? Defacto married. Anyway, this disgusts me. She’s so young compared to him, she looks super smug at all times (and honestly, she’s not even all that attractive, in my opinion), and it feels like a slap in the face to Vanessa even to me. Granted he did want to marry Vanessa, but he also cheated on her (met Amber on The Rum Diaries in 2011, split from Vanessa in 2012, and was immediately linked to Amber romantically) and now is a man in his 50s running around with some blondie bimbo so he can try to feel young still. It’s embarrassing. And even if Vanessa didn’t want to marry, this has to sting. I imagine she’s been having a shitty time. Even if she didn’t want to be with him anymore. Her (their) kids are now “bonding” with the woman he cheated on her with, his jump-off piece. Johnny’s a piece of shit. I used to ADORE him until all this mid-life crisis behavior, but at this point, I’m just too turned off by it. I’m not even interested in his movies now…which stinks because I actually own quite a lot of them (Sweeney Todd is/was my favorite!). Gross.

    I mean, is there anyone here who actually thinks they’ll last a lifetime? I give them less than five years–including the last two years.

  70. Kelly says:

    God, why….

    I mean nobody’s perfect, but of all the women he could’ve picked after Vanessa….

    I just thought he had better taste

  71. laura says:

    I notice people are so harsh/jealous (?). Amber is gorgeous (fact), old enough to make a decision as she approaching 30. Johnny Depp is one of the highest paid actor on the planet plus he looks good, sorry (people) but he is still young (50 nowadays is the new 40). I am french (36) and Vanessa Paradis started her “stardom” because of her uncle (Didier Pain) connection in the show business, she never had any talent she just was well surrounded, I always felt that Depp deserved much better as Vanessa is arrogant and entitled (in real life and I know what I am talking about). Amber on the opposite is gorgeous, intelligent and charming. Why not?
    I am happy for them, and wish them the best, hope they get married.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      Just about Vanessa—

      I’ve listened to some of her songs—I’m amazed that she is famous, well not really. She can’t sing, in my opinion. Not at all. Is she actually known for her music in France? Do you have any good gossip on her?

      • laura says:

        The kids love Amber and Vanessa is not happy about their connection with Amber….Vanessa is extremely jealous of Amber as she always had the easy life except when she started her career and people would make fun of her singing “joe le taxi”

      • PS says:

        yes, VP is well known in France, both for her singing and her acting. She’s sought by successful and “hipsters” lyricists and musicians. She’s also known as some sort of fashion icon, she’s one of Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel’s protégé. She was despised and criticized as a teen when her career started but things turned around and now she’s almost untouchable.
        She can have quite an ethereal presence sometimes.
        I used to like her a lot, mostly when she was in a relationship with Lenny Kravitz (he wrote her an entire album, he was madly in love with her and often says she’s the one that got away). She also was the last singer to work with Serge Gainsbourg, just before his passing, she was like a muse to him.
        She somehow manages to attract a lot of interesting artists.

  72. Kim1 says:

    GMA and Today Show didnt mention engagement

  73. cool says:

    even if Johnny did made some mistakes in the past I just can’t say negative things about two people who are beginning a new life together no matter if it’s going to last or not.Congratulations! hope they are happy together.Good luck to them.

  74. Berny says:

    Johnny talks alot about his children and even he was very open about how they took the split between him and Vanessa…and I always thought that when Johnny said how proud he was of them and how mature and “welcoming” they were with the situation, he was referring to how welcoming they were with Amber. His own daughter has been pretty vocal about Amber on social accounts…i just saw a message that she left on some instagram telling Amber that she missed her, some time ago when Lily was visiting her mother on France o_O… so it’s not like PEOPLE is breaking some “rule” by talking about the children

    I really hope Vanessa is mature with the situation and feels relieved that the children have a good relationship with their soon-to-be “mother-in-law”.

  75. tera says:

    She is a media whore. She used to call paparazzi to take photos of her, but now that she is with Depp she wants to act like she is so private. She seems like an opportunist to me. Depp showed himself to be a typical man in a midlife crisis trading for a younger model.

  76. Miffy says:

    Well congrats but let’s face it, getting a marriage proposal from Depp isn’t really an achievement. If you’ve watched POTC more than six times he considers you a fiancé.

    Git that man to an alter and she’ll have upped her game from midlife crisis material to something noteworthy.

  77. Jenn says:

    My important finger is the middle one on either hand, I use them to flip off idiots that cut me off in traffic, or other foolish things because I have my priorities straight. Clearly, Johnny picked the wrong woman. His loss.

  78. Miss Scarlet says:

    She makes me think of Nomi Malone from Showgirls. Ver-SAYCE!

  79. whatsittoyou says:

    First of all what is wrong with these men and the children they date? It both sickens me and makes me not like a person anymore. Secondly, he doesn’t marry anyone, except that one time long ago – he only becomes “engaged” which is basically saying they are not serious. What a shame I realy liked Depp, now, not so much.

  80. Luna says:

    Aww I was still kinda hoping for him to get back together with Winona Ryder or Vanessa Paradis! Vanessa WAS perfect for him. Too bad.

    • ToodySezHey says:

      Welp, obviously she wasnt if they split. But its a shame, I know he was madly in love with her for a while. I remember him giving an interview where he was off filming a movie and she couldnt come with him because she was at home with their infant child. He said after a few days he would have been able to gnaw off his own hand to get back to her. Its sad to think that you could be that mad for someone and have the love eventually just fizzle away.


  81. gabby says:

    Ugh, I was hoping she was just a phase so I could stop hearing her name. Lame. I guess now I will be exposed to even more details of their future plans that I couldn’t care less about. Johnny, you used to be amazing and now you are dead to me. I understand you are going through a mid life crisis, but get a plane to fly to your island or learn a new exciting skill like becoming more than just an actor. Eye roll.

  82. Az says:

    This is one of the most spectacular meltdown-y midlife crises I have ever seen.

  83. Helvetica says:

    I wonder if they will last 14 years or more like he did with Vanessa.

    It’s interesting: the one woman who did not want to get married was the one he has lasted the longest with.

    Just goes to show you — it’s the commitment between, not the marital contract.

    I have to say though, this really stinks of a cliche’d mid-life crisis.

    I used to love this guy so much. This kinda makes me sad to see him become like to many others. In my mind, he was always in a class of his own. Now he seems so stereotypical. Wish him all the best though.

  84. Bread and Circuses says:

    Well played, Amber. A bit unfair to your idiot of an opponent, however.