Winona Ryder is ‘secretly plotting’ to get Johnny Depp back: Wino forever?

Winona Ryder

This story could actually be a bit of creative fanfiction, but I think some of you will appreciate it regardless of its veracity or lack thereof. In the past few months, Winona Ryder has been featured on this website and not only invoked nostalgia but also expressed enthusiasm for growing older and ushered in our near-collective appreciation for 1990s dark velvet. Now that Winona has recaptured our hearts and set about reclaiming her rightful place in Hollywood, she’s also allegedly looking to hook back up with a very old flame …. none other than Johnny Depp!

Now I’m not crazy about Johnny these days, but I can freely admit that he was once a terribly attractive and enigmatic man. Now I just see him as an overaccessorized dude in the midst of a mid-life crisis who also looks like he smells perfectly awful. Back in the day though, Johnny was hot. He was hot when he was with Kate Moss, and he was hot when he was with Winona Ryder. So maybe he could regain some hotness by getting back with Wino Forever? Not so fast. The Enquirer says that Johnny is still blinded by love” for “bisexual free spirit Amber Heard, and they’re preparing to actually go public with their romance soon. Maybe:

Hollywood heartthrob Johnny Depp is caught between wild-child beauty Amber Heard and his ex-fiancee Winona Ryder!

In TinselTown’s latest love triangle, Amber has demanded Depp take their romance public, while Winona is secretly plotting to win him back, sources say. “Amber has hit Johnny with an ultimatum: ‘Go public with our romance — or it’s over!'” a close friend told the Enquirer. “Meantime, Winona is doing everything she can to orchestrate a hook-up with Johnny!”

“Amber has been at Johnny to go public since the beginning of the year,” said the source. “When he balked, she walked out on him and went back to [her lesbian lover] Tasya, and Johnny totally freaked out! Amber’s become the major organizer of his crazy world and he couldn’t cope without her.

He bombarded Amber with calls and gifts, and even wrote her a song, begging her to come back. But she stood her ground until he relented to go public.” Now Depp is considering appearing with Amber at the Kentucky Derby, or the premiere of his film, The Lone Ranger in July, sources say.

Meanwhile, it’s been 20 years since Depp and Winona, 41, ended their rocky relationship, but she still holds a torch for him, sources say. The two met at the 1989 premiere of Great Balls of Fire, and got engaged the following year while filming director Tim Burton’s hit Edward Scissorhands. A smitten Depp had “Winona Forever” tattooed on his arm, but changed the tattoo to “Wino Forever” after their bitter 1993 split.

“In hindsight, Winona realizes that she and Johnny were too young and immature to make their romance work,” a source told the Enquirer. “But now that they’re both 20 years older and wiser, Winona believes there’s hope they can rekindle their romance. She’s even dropped hints to their mutual friend, Tim Burton, about arranging a date or even developing a film project for them.”

Another source added: “Both Winona and Amber are crazy about Johnny, and they both know that being by his side would help their careers.”

[From Enquirer, print edition, May 6, 2013]

Aww, poor Winona. She hasn’t really had a big, all-encompassing love ever since she and Johnny broke up, right? I mean, she dated around, and Winona got a lot of crap for dating Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum in the mid 1990s, but otherwise, she’s been pretty low key. Maybe she’s been biding her time all along in wait for Johnny. Hopefully and if they do hook up, Johnny will bother to shower and shave for her so they can go at it like old times.

Here’s Johnny looking all hoboed out after his “Late Night with David Letterman” appearance in February. God, he is so grody now.

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

Winona Ryder

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  1. Jen says:

    Make this happen, gods. If only because if anybody can make him actually straighten out and be pale and pretty again, it’s Winona.


  2. marie says:

    shut the front door.. choose Winona, always Winona.. I used to love them together.. gah, I wanna see a picture..

  3. gee says:

    She is SO MUCH BETTER than him! I love her to death.

  4. brin says:

    I am on the Wino forever train!!!!!
    Edward Scissorhands the sequel!!

  5. Dorothy#1 says:

    She is way too good for him now! He is just gross!

  6. Esmerelda says:

    Yes, please, make it happen 🙂
    It would be FUN to read! All those old pics when he was handsome and well dressed!
    TBH, I think Winona would not impair her comeback w/ a washed out Johnny baggage, he’s stuck w/ B-listers and crappy movies now.

  7. Badirene says:

    Maybe she just wants access to his fancy scarves and accessories collection?
    Don’t do it Winona, just go to Claires instead!

    • lin234 says:

      Lol! thanks for the laugh!

      Wino’s eyes are looking a bit less cray cray in the first photo. I’m still hoping her eyes aren’t the result of bad plastic surgery and will die down when she’s more comfortable in front of cameras again.

  8. don't kill me i'm french says:

    it’s just a fanfiction

    Amber Heard has a new girlfriend :she’s a french model and daughter of ancient prime minister Marie De Villepin

    • NerdMomma says:

      Thank you. I have never believed that Amber Heard was into Johnny Depp, just that he was into her.

  9. JM says:

    I’m on the fence about this. On one hand, I’d love to see Winona & Johnny back together again. It can happen. My aunt & uncle were married 20 years, divorced 20 years and now are remarried and couldn’t be happier.

    But on the other hand, Johnny has become such a dirty, greasy weirdo (weird even for vintage Johnny) and has an obvious alcohol problem, wandering eye..and dong. Winona seems way past all that nonsense and she doesn’t need him to further her career anyway. She made a name for herself on her own hard work and talent. I’m just super happy to see her on screen again. Whatever makes her happy will make me happy.

    Winona forever indeed!

  10. KeepRocking says:

    even if I hope it’s true,I know it isn’t.Maybe they will be together again in the future but this story just seems extremely fake.

    And for the Amber rumour,as long as you fail to prove it there is no need to write such pointless articles.Even if something did happen between them it was probably during the summer 2012,after the break up announcement.They aren’t dating anymore(if they ever did)and you better get over it because these stories have become boring.

  11. lady mary. says:

    For the love of god! make this happen ,WINO FOREVER 2.0, before he disappears in his massive layers of scarves forever ,or atleast do a movie together

  12. mkyarwood says:

    Rut roh, he’s wearing a Viper room hat.

  13. Aria says:

    Ok. Let’s play along with this fanfiction: Johnny,go back to Winona! She’s ten times better that this Amber girl and if you don’t, I will marry her.
    Winona forever!!!!!!

  14. bns says:

    Winona has a boyfriend.

    I can’t help but love Johnny Depp. He’s dumb and his style is embarrassing these days, but I’ve heard way too much good about him to ever dislike him.

  15. amanda says:

    She always looks so delicate and pretty, like a more breakable Audrey Hepburn. Maybe its just the crazy eyes and pale skin. I wouldn’t wish the hoboesque Johnny Depp on anyone. Aim higher Winona!

  16. Gabrielle says:

    She is my fave of all his exes and has aged the best. Let’s make this happen.

  17. Faria says:

    I thought Depp got back together with Vanessa Paradis and that Heard went back to her previous partner.

  18. E says:

    I don’t think he and that Amber chick were ever together. I think he let the rumors go around as a favor and make her career better, but I haven’t seen any evidence that they were actually together romantically.
    Plus, she’s not his type. At all.

    And apparently she has a gf.

    • May says:

      Totally agree!! That rumor was just a decoy. They let it spin so the public and press wouldn’t go digging for his real issues.

  19. Just Me says:


  20. Nareeman says:

    have anyone read Winona’s interview where she gushes about Keanu Reeves (maybe after A Scanner Darkly or private lives of pippa lee)…she kept asking him to marry her so i think she must be way over Johnny.

    • Cel says:

      Yes – that infatuation goes to back 1992 when they were in Dracula together. Saw an interview with the two of them for A Scanner Darkly and she was looking at him like he was the greatest thing on the planet…he just looked uncomfortable!

  21. dcypher1 says:

    I hope its true cus I miss winona forever. They were good together. Amber is too young for johnny and I think shes more into girls. I think johnny would look hot if he hired a stylist.

  22. Lady says:

    And about Amber, US WEEKLY is running a story this week about them not only been together (all the time, i think) but “so in love”. Maybe it’s true they want to go public.
    Here in France mags said that Johnny and Vanessa have some sort of arrangement about no go in public with other partners until a year since the official split- to no humiliate the other- and Johnny almost broke the agreement with all leakings over his no-so-secret relationship with Amber Heard. Maybe they are waiting until june to make it official. (because the story about Amber and the daughter of Villepin was so fake! both had work here in paris that’s why the travel)

    • Dredz says:

      Didn’t the British tabloid write that Vanessa was dating this younger billionaire? The owner of French’s Ikea or something. It was earlier this year.

      • Lady says:

        You said it, the british tabloids. Who believes what the british tabloids say? (ie. The Sun. ie. Daily Mail)
        In some recent french mag- because Vanessa is releasing a new album- it’s said that she is single, it wasn’t true.

  23. Grace says:

    Run Winona! She’s too good for his cheating nonsense.

  24. Moi says:

    You guys are soooo wrong about Johnny smelling bad. The guy hugged me a few times when I met him a year ago and he smelled so fkn amazing. Can’t defend his attire however. And he’s the sweetest I tell you.

  25. Quinn says:

    Johnny definitely has had a “type” he always goes after…skinny, gamine, wounded-seeming. Amber does not fit his type at ALL.

    • crystal says:

      Yeah!! I agree, his type is more of a quiet girl who doesnt like attention from the press, and is usually really skinny with ragidy hair, like Ashley olsen, Vanessa, u know

  26. Mira says:

    Call BS on this story. Doesn’t Winona have a boyfriend? Lainey did a post on them few days ago.

  27. Shay says:

    Is he really as “pathetic” as some people are making him out to be? With all this relationship drama and the alleged revolving door of drama with Amber, I thought Johnny was taking care of the kids while Vanessa was prepping her album in France.
    Even with all the relationships of his past, it doesn’t seem like this would be his focus considering he has children now.

  28. G says:

    Yes!! Then they can double with Jennifer and Brad… Oh the nineties rocked!!

  29. Mary Ruth says:

    A short time ago, Lainey featured a photo of Winona with her very cute boyfriend.

    She’s far too good for Depp. He’s just gross.

  30. iheartjacksparrow says:

    I read an interview with Winona in some fashion magazine a year or more ago. She was asked about Johnny, and her response was something along the lines that their lives went in different directions, and they were in different places now. I got the impression that they would never be a couple again because Johnny had children now, and they weren’t the same people they were before.

  31. Bread and Circuses says:

    Those are kind odd/cute shoes in the first photo. I’m getting a “Cinderella’s glass slippers” vibe from them, even though I suspect her feet get sweaty in there.

  32. hopperlea says:

    OMG! What happened to Depp. He used to be so hot! Now he just looks like homeless woman. Ewww!

  33. Maritza says:

    Winona always has the crazy eyes look about her and Johnny’s grungy look no longer is appealing.

  34. kat says:

    This is the report from US Mag (printed edition)

    So, according to them, she has been his girlfriend for a year, and he surprised her with a “gesture” in their recent vacations in Bahamas. A birthday present? Amber’s birthday was some days ago.

    • Terry says:

      I thought I read he was selling the island. Since he is already selling his private yacht.

      • Matte says:

        Naah! the island never was on sell. I think the thing with the yacht is maybe because has Vanessa’s name on it, and all the paparazzis known the yacht.
        But Vanessa never was interested in the island (she said it in an interview), it’s the only real Johnny’s “paradise” now

  35. Pandora says:

    OMG YAY!!!!!!!!

  36. LT says:

    “Aww, poor Winona. She hasn’t really had a big, all-encompassing love ever since she and Johnny broke up, right? I mean, she dated around, and Winona got a lot of crap for dating Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum in the mid 1990s, but otherwise, she’s been pretty low key.”

    Wait, what? She and Matt Damon dated/lived together for ~3 years – I seriously doubt she’s been pining over Johnny for the past 20 years.

  37. JFerber says:

    I still don’t understand why Winona’s shoplifting fiasco ruined her career? Maybe all the psychological issues (whatever they were) tanked her career? She was very talented. I loved her in Little Women. I also know her ex-BFF Gwyneth Paltrow stole the Shakespeare in Love script from her and their friendship ended. Winona looks SO much better than Gwyn.

  38. Ronnie says:

    Totally has been pining. ESP in between relationships. Said Jonny was love of her life in an interview like 8 yrs after they split. Said its a love you never get over…She’s an intense broad. Look at those eyes. Do they say ” pff..,watevs I’m over it”???

  39. Ronnie says:

    You’re right she kills gwen. it must be cause she eats tomatoes, unlike gwen. All those antioxidants

  40. Cirque28 says:

    I feel sorry for Johnny Depp. OK, he had a lame midlife crisis and (lamely) let it break up his marriage. I know. But now everyone thinks he smells bad and looks stupid. He helped the West Memphis 3 tremendously, does a lot for various charities and seems to have an especially big heart for children and… puppies. Apparently this is 1 of the charities he supports:

  41. TOPgirl says:

    Winona is so much better for Johnny than Amber. Johnny OPEN YOUR EYES!

  42. Hope says:

    I wish it was true that Winona wanted Johnny back but Winona has been dating that Eco designer from Loomstate for a couple years now. They are pretty low key and I think she likes it that way. I know she said before in an interview that she will always love Johnny because he is her first love but hey you never know maybe they will be together again. I just think Amber is all wrong for Johnny and anyone that can straighten Johnny out it’s Winona.

  43. Hershoes says:

    Don’t hate me for this post but I simply had to ask. What shoes was she wearing in that first pic up top ?? The black see thru heels ? Omg <3 !!!!