Did Johnny Depp buy a $17 million English manor for Amber Heard?

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Nice photo, right? You’re looking at the rumored new home of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. The place is called Hadspen manor and is located in Somerset, England. The extravagant house contains 12 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms and costs $17-20 million, give or take. The internet buzzings say Johnny bought this for his lady love to get a jumpstart on their married life before their planned “intimate barefoot ceremony” on his private island. This isn’t quite a castle, but I’m still feeling shades of Adrian Brody here. No judgment on Amber, but Johnny? He’s gone:

You can forget about Lord and Lady Crawley, Johnny Depp and girlfriend Amber Heard are said to be the latest stars hoping for their own English country pile.

The actor is rumoured to be buying a Downton Abbey-style estate in Somerset, said to be worth between £12-13 million, which boasts 12 bedrooms, eight bathroom and 850 acres.

The news comes just weeks after it emerged that the couple were engaged, and if the reports are true, they could be settling into “one of the prettiest manor houses in England” together.

The stunning abode, which looks like it has been taken straight out of a Jane Austen novel, also features sprawling walled gardens and a shoot.

All the extra bedrooms could come in handy too, if the news that the couple are hoping to have a baby are to be believed.

“Johnny’s desperate to become a dad again,” a source told Now magazine, before adding: “Amber refuses to have a baby until they’re married, which was part of the reason behind the proposal.”

[From Daily Mail]

Did you catch that last part? Johnny proposed because he wants to have another kid, and Amber basically said, “No marriage, no baby.” Smart girl. Beyond the desire for plenty of bedrooms for babies, why do Johnny and Amber even need a home in England? Johnny’s already the owner of Bela Lugosi’s castle in Hollywood. He has a castle already. Maybe he needs something give to Amber in a decade or so because he’s too dumb to get a prenup.

Johnny Depp

Amber Heard

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  1. Dorothy#1 says:

    UGH!!!!!!!!! I can’t believe this is the same man I crushed on for the better part of 20 years.

    • doofus says:

      I sort of feel like you do, as I crushed on him for many years too. however, he lost me when he defended Polanski a few years back so I’m not SO upset about his extremely foolish behavior these days. I can laugh and say “no fool like an old fool”.

    • Helvetica says:

      I can relate. I have loved him forever and never thought my crush on him would EVER fade. It’s sad that I don’t get excited about him anymore. Never ever thought it could happen.

    • Kelly says:

      LOL, this, goes to show that we all crush on our imagination mostly.

      • Sofacat says:

        All of this, plus the interview he did with The Guardian newspaper a couple of years ago when he whined about paying tax in France. THAT was the moment for me when he started to sound very weird, then it all began to play out right after that. Lost the plot for me right then, Johnny. Totally lost it.

      • No says:

        The thing about the taxes was an excuse to not explain that he was breaking with Vanessa Paradis, and that’s why he didn’t want to spend more time in France.

        Also according to some lawyers from ET (after their break up) Johnny’s lawyers had so much trouble to try to provide Vanessa with money because the french taxes (and American’s too). Because they didn’t were married, so any amount of money that Johnny wanted to give to her it was “taxed” again by the french government (reduced to the half!), it didn’t matter if it was already taxed when he owned it.
        If they would have been married, the money would have been “free” of taxes, because it’s considered as a part of the husband’s money, not as a gift

        So, if Depp wanted to give to Vanessa U$150 million, Vanessa would have only received U$75 million…the other U$75 million would be in the french coffers to finance Hollande’s covered affairs!

        I would be mad too!

      • Sofacat says:

        to No – oh, I know, and the tax issues have been talked about again and again – but that’s not really what I mean. It was something the interviewer said, having been pretty complimentary and even-handed about him all the way through the interview, about how something in him really changed at that point in it and he sounded ‘exactly like your average corporate Middle America multimillionaire.’ I remember thinking at the time when I read it, he sounded like he’d made a transition from actor to movie star, and all that goes with the difference between the two. If that makes any sense! (??!!)

    • Mary says:

      I know, I cant even look at him. He is going to be dumped, probably for a woman….

  2. m says:

    Off topic but what happened to her being a lesbian? Or is she just bisexual? That’s why their whole relationship has thrown me, I remember reading about her being into girls…

    • Cheap Trick says:

      she is and has been out as bi for years

    • paola says:

      I guess she can put that on a side for a castle and a marriage with no pre-nup.

    • MP says:

      Why is her sexuality brought up on every thread about her?

      • Patricia says:

        Yeah why is it always brought up? It’s so ignorant. If someone is bisexual it means that they can feel attraction toward Both sexes. It does not mean that they are insatiable, need both men and women at all times, and are incapable of fidelity.
        It’s really rude to bisexual people, the way commenters on every Amber thread act like she’s some deviant who can’t handle her needs. Bisexual people, like the majority of people on earth, enjoy monogamy and are often in happy, monogamous relationships. Educated yourself and stop acting like being bisexual makes her some kind if uncontrollable animal.

      • doofus says:

        if you read the comment, “m” is indicating he/she was confused as to why Heard was in a relationship with a man as “m” thought Heard was a lesbian. (an honest question because, you know, all of the lesbians I know aren’t interested in men for romantic relationships.) THEN, “m” asks or is she bisexual? which, to me, indicates that “m” recognizes that a bisexual person can have a relationship with a man or a woman but DIDN’T KNOW that Heard is bisexual.

        I don’t see “m” implying in any way that Heard is a “deviant” or “uncontrollable animal”, “insatiable” or “incapable of fidelity”. Truth be told, I’ve NEVER seen anyone on this site ever imply that a bisexual person is any of those things.

        I understand and fully recognize that some people are closed-minded and have ridiculous notions about other “types” of sexuality, but I don’t think “m” meant any disrespect or that he/she was throwing any kind of shade.

  3. Frida_K says:

    Ka-ching! Ka-ching! Ka-CHINGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Jackpot Johnny. Amber’s hitting him hard and coming up right on the money.

  4. starrywonder says:

    Goodbye crush on Johnny Depp

    • PoliteTia says:

      @ Starry Wonder I never crushed on Johnny. But Johnny teamed with director Tim Burton is a MUST see. I applaud Amber for saying ‘No marriage, no baby.’ Still, I can’t help but wonder how Vanessa Paradis feels after reading Amber’s statement. I hope that Vanessa Paradis and their children are fairing well now the Johnny is hotly pursuing a admitted lesbian. Sad

    • Erin says:

      Good lord. It’s amazing that people read trashy rumors, that have no basis for fact, and without question, they not only believe the rumor, but they immediately start judging. The rags have Johnny “buying a “English mansion” about every year or so. Vanessa used to laugh about it. Does anyone consider the source of that “news?” The same with pregnancy…I remember a few years ago the English magazine “Gala,” which is usually not as bad as most the their gossip rags, put Johnny and Van on the cover “announcing” her 3rd pregnancy. Of course when it proves groundless, they just forget that they made the statement. By the way, Amber never said she was a “lesbian.” She has said she has had relationships with men, and one woman. As for the kids, since Vanessa is mostly living in France, she isn’t around the kids that much. Johnny is very much the parent they spend most of their time with. Save your disdain for the slew of celebs who deserve it. Let’s see…Brad had major affair while married, Leo and Bradley cooper, both 40, are with 20 year old models. Leo’s girl was actually 19 when they started sleeping together. Brads girl looks like she is 16. Johnny lives a quiet life, surrounded by family and people he loves, is seldom seen on the “party scene.” I guess the fact that he doesn’t feed the media leaves him wide open to the media making up stuff, on a regular basis. As for the tax situation a couple years ago, he was paying taxes in the US, France was wanting him to also pay them in France. He had to make a choice. He choice was the US.

  5. BendyWindy says:

    I thought he lived in England with his children. Maybe he wants a homebase closer to them? I know Vanessa is French, but for some reason I thought they lived in the UK.

  6. MrsBPitt says:

    Marry me or no baby? Well played, Amber, well played!

  7. Alexandra says:

    I take this with a grain of salt, since over the years, he was rumored to have bought a zillion houses which he didn’t. Besides, if supposedly Amber is such a “free spirit”, why would she agree on having a baby only AFTER marriage? Isn’t that old fashioned? Just because Johnny is my forever dong, I hope the girl is making him happy. She comes across as preposterous, full of herself and opportunistic, but who knows, maybe I’m (hopefully) wrong.

  8. Nessa says:

    Geez, Johnny. Take about a fall from grace.

  9. Kiddo says:

    That doesn’t sound true to me. He already has kids, so this baby fever storyline for a guy seems pulled out of the air, unless Amber is already pregnant. But in reality, there are not two Fs for me to give.

    Anyway, with the look of that estate, I feel compelled to say, “Release the hounds!”.

  10. paola says:

    Sorry but at this point he deserves whatever will come in his direction.
    No sympathy from me.

    I have always been on Vanessa’s side anyway.

  11. Cheap Trick says:

    Johnny Depp can buy me a 17 million English manor anytime.
    Chop chop!

  12. GIRLFACE says:

    I’m slowly gaining a strange respect for this girl as the true breadth of Johnny’s dumbassery is coming to light.

  13. Sixer says:

    Oh man, that’s far too close to me for comfort.

  14. cool says:

    I don’t think this is true.According to the mags he has over 10 houses in England and apparently buys one every year.He has no house in the UK because when he films there(almost every year)it’s always reported that he stays at a hotel or rents a house.

  15. serena says:

    Desperate to be a dad? Seriously? He already has two kids, he could adopt if he really wanted. Anyway I call it BS. He really went insane..

  16. Maya says:

    Am I the only one who thinks that the house looks like Mr Darcy’s house in Pride & Prejudice (both the movie and the TV serial)?

  17. Helvetica says:

    She looks like she could be his niece.

    With that said, oh, Johnny. He has lost his damn mind over her.

  18. Gabrielle says:

    I believe the baby thing. Back when he was filming the tourist, when he and Vanessa were still together, he was talking about all of Angelina’s kids and said he would love to have more “if Vanessa were willing…”

  19. SonjaMarmeladova says:

    God, this is a pretty house. I’m such a sucker for the English countryside.
    But, what on Earth do people do in such huge houses?

  20. Gracie says:

    She always looks so smug. I can’t stand her.

  21. aquarius64 says:

    I give Amber this much for being smart. By becoming Mrs. Depp (and having babies after they say I do) it strengthens her legal standing for finances as his lawfully wedded wife; especially if the relationship goes south.

  22. little_grrl_lost says:

    i mean this with as little snark as one can on a celebrity gossip site, but she seems to wear this perpetual look of smugness, like the cat that got the cream; which, i suppose, she did.

  23. MrsBPitt says:

    What happened to Johnny Depp….He has totally lost all that charisma he had on the big screen…He is so blah in all his performances these days…I saw a trailer for Transendence and it didn’t look very good and Johnny seemed so monotone and uninteresting…

  24. Meh says:

    Every week the british tabloids say Johnny is buying a property on England and it’s always not true. Also because Johnny’s children are scholarized in Los Angeles

    Also Amber is the texan girl and it’s difficult to her to survive the weather in england for what she said in the interview for the british “Company Magazine” a couple of months ago.

    They spent many months working on their movies in London the past year and Amber remained with Johnny there until he finished his work in Mortdecai, that would be an explanation if Johnny decides to buy a house there for them, when they have to work there (that’s quite often) but I doubt he is buying it “for her”

    It would be different if the rumors are that he is buying a ranch in Texas for her and her horses. I totally would believe that rumor.

  25. Leah says:

    So the free spirit refused to have a baby until after they were married. That doesn’t sound much like a free spirit at all. Sounds more like she terribly old fashioned or maybe just calculating.

  26. Tara says:

    Now I feel like reading Du Maurier again.

  27. Magazines; says:

    OK Mag has an interesting story about the wedding on the Island this week:
    - It’s said even if Amber would prefer to marry in Texas, even she agreed that the island is the only way to be away from paparazzis. (not even planes could fly over the island without Johnny’s authorization)
    - They described the island: Six beachs, each own with it’s own cottage for guests and powered by solar energy. Another main house. Golf carts to move through, etc.
    - Johnny offered to Amber to re-name “Paradis beach”, but Amber stopped him because she thinks it would be disrespectful not only to Vanessa, but also for the kids…and she loves the kids.
    - Johnny says to his friends that his children prefer to be with Amber than with him now :D
    The children love her. And seeing how great she’s with the children made Johnny to be sure that she SHOULD be the mother of his next child!
    - His friends knows he is crazy in love for her, but the proposal was so sudden that some of them have doubts if Amber isn’t already with “a baby Depp on board”?. And they ask Johnny but he only laughs and put a dreamy face <3 so, they are paying attention to any signal that Amber could be pregnant
    - According to the sources the proposal was on Christmas but Amber made Johnny to wait a week until December 31 for the response!. Because she knows Johnny's fame about "proposal and never married", so she needed to be sure that Johnny REALLY wants to marry her. Johnny found hysterical that Amber made him to wait a week for the response but he said to his friends that HE LOVES HOW STRONG-MINDED SHE IS!

  28. dontbuyit says:

    I still really admire the guy, but it’s less than it was before. I also think he is making a huge mistake, I am also very biased because I really like Vanessa Paradis. Hope the guy has a prenup.

  29. Tiffany says:

    I know there is the term ‘dickmatized’ when a woman loses all common sense once they have sex. There needs to be a term for men. I am trying to think of something clever and won’t get me in trouble on the website. Help me out folks.

  30. Tara says:

    I have this bad feeling that the mother/smotherfest will go up in flames after the wedding, especially if Amber and Johnny have a baby. I doubt he will figure it out untill Jack and Lily are in Swiss boarding schools.

  31. St says:

    I wonder if she understand that with every article about marriage she more and more cements herself as “Johnny Depp’s girlfriend” and kills any chances to be taken seriously as actress on her own. She will be rich, be wife of A-list movie star. But she will be ONLY wife. This is person who dreams to be new Jolie, to be seriously takes actress. Does she understand that will be known now as Johnny Depp’s girlfriend for the rest of her life? Or Depp’s wife if they will marry?

    • Tara says:

      I agree. But this one believes she has the charm, beauty and talent of a Bacall/Streep/Hepburn/Blanchette/Jolie and we will all realize it soon lol. She will be planning menus for dinner parties, hiring and firing nannies and wondering why her agent won’t return her calls.

  32. RubyGloom says:

    Lieees, all lieeeees! Oh well I still ship him with Tim Burton. One day they will realize their mistake, one day!

  33. may says:

    Por thing! She really needs a career…