Winona Ryder thinks Johnny Depp & Amber’s engagement is ‘inappropriate’

Winona Ryder

Last April, we enjoyed a wee bit of tabloid fanfiction about Winona Ryder secretly plotting to get Johnny Depp back. It was probably a made up story, but fans of Wino Forever enjoyed the prospect. Of course the tale popped up before Johnny went public with Amber Heard, and now they are engaged.

Even if Johnny wasn’t with Amber, I doubt a second round would have ever worked out between him and Winona. Back in the 1990s, Johnny was so enigmatic and … throbbing. That sounds dirty, but his energy was almost primal. Now Johnny’s a scarf addict who gets his jollies by cruising Whole Foods and shoving bulk food into his mouth with his bare hands. MUNCHIES.

Anyway, there’s a new wrinkle in this anti-triangle. Radar Online says Winona was going to reuinite for a new movie with Johnny and Tim Burton, but now she’s too disgusted to do the project. Winona believes that 50-year-old Johnny marrying 27-year-old Amber is kinda gross. I find this hilarious:

Winona Ryder refuses to reunite on the big screen with her former co-star and boyfriend Johnny Depp, because she thinks his romance with much younger Amber Heard is “inappropriate,” has been told.

Although Ryder, 42, has in the past expressed the desire to reunite with Depp and his favorite director Tim Burton, who all worked together on the 1990 movie Edward Scissorhands, an insider said 50-year-old Johnny’s relationship with Heard, 27, has her seeing red.

Ryder, who was Depp’s girlfriend from 1989-1993, “had a respectful relationship with Johnny for years afterward, but she soured on any idea of an acting reunion after Johnny hooked up with Amber.”

According to the source, Ryder was not happy that Depp allegedly left his baby mama, Vanessa Paradis, 41, for his young Rum Diary co-star.

“The way he conducted that affair really upset Winona and turned her off to Johnny,” the insider said.

“The thing she especially can’t stand is how all of Johnny’s middle-aged friends, even Tim Burton, are cheering this relationship on like it’s appropriate, when Winona is telling her own friends that it’s absolutely not.

“She’s pulled a 180 on her opinion of Johnny and his cronies because she thinks it’s a sad cliche that he’d dump his long-term baby mama for a woman in her twenties.”

Meanwhile, the source revealed, “Winona generally has become much more conservative as she hits her forties, but still is making no indication of settling down.

“She loves living alone. That’s her big thing and the reason most of her relationships fall apart after the first year.”

[From Radar Online]

Some people might think Winona is being catty on refusing to reunite for any future acting gigs with Johnny, but I don’t see a bad attitude on Winona’s part at all. I mean, I don’t think she decided not to work with him out of jealousy. As much as the idea of Wino Forever is amazing in a second incarnation, the reality would be a letdown.

What I see here is Winona owning her age. Remember, she talked about how psyched she was to hit 40 and get older. She probably see’s Johnny’s little midlife crisis as a refusal to accept the aging process. I like how the story paints Winona as a fan of Johnny and Vanessa as a couple. I don’t think Winona even dislikes Amber as a person. Winona just doesn’t understand why rebellious Johnny’s turned into a cliché.

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  1. RubyGloom says:

    Radar Online, seems legit. I have a bridge to sell, any buyers? ;)

    • ToodySezHey says:

      Right? I mean why on earth would Wynona Ryder comment on his piece now when she had fugg all to say the entire time he was with VP?

      I smell boolshyt.

      • Pandy says:

        Boolshyt is right. Winona’s career was non-existent until lately. Doubt she’d turn down a paycheque because she thinks an ex has an inappropriate relationship. I’m betting there wasn’t ever a movie.

  2. GMarchetti says:

    Wasn’t this Amber chick a lesbian a couple of years ago?And didn’t she already dump he once for another woman?

    • FLORC says:

      She admitted to being bisexual, but something about her seems fake. Like she proclaimed it to get attention. Girl on girl that likes muscle cars. 2 cliches found eachother.

      • YOYO says:

        THIS. I have a problem with her because she is every cliche try hard in one Wal-Mart Johannson package. She CAN’T WAIT to proclaim that she’s a bisexual southern catholic school girl who likes muscle cars? What a try hard. I can see a 17 year old saying those things to a much older man or the world for attention but she is 27 years old. And she’s cute but she looks like a popular mean girl. Try as she may, she will never have the anti-hero genuine cool girl look because that’s not how she looks. Johnny seems like such a sell out fool for bagging this piece of work. I don’t blame Winona. She is making a smart career choice to sidestep a media grenade. Lots of people don’t like Johnny with Amber. She’s smart to avoid that mess.

      • ToodySezHey says:

        Naw dude, the bisexual thing is legit. The thing I wonder is, is she just with JD for the fame because DAMN but her ex woman looks just like him!

        So its like…..being with JD is like being with her ex, except penis, money and more fame lol.

      • YOYO says:

        From her early interviews and her general media presence I totally think she has always been preening for the spotlight and a lot of it is about Johnny’s wealth/fame and he fell for it hook,line and sinker.

      • janie says:

        The last time I checked it wasn’t against the law for a middle-aged man to become engaged to a younger bi-sexual woman? Wy looks really good!

    • Marnie says:

      Does anyone feel like Amber Heard is sounding and acting a lot like Megan Fox did when Transformers was big?

  3. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I’m pretty sure shoplifting is inappropriate as well, little miss perfect.

    • GMarchetti says:

      Love Winona for that! Always makes me laugh imagining the scene. Those big crazy eyes must have ruined the whole fun.

    • Hautie says:

      Here is what puzzles me.

      Is the continue crap that Winona takes for that little five finger discount trip she took. She owed up to it. Took the punishment. Paid a big ass lawyer bill. She did her community service, paid the fines and restitution to Sak’s.

      Could we say the same for… The Cracken Lohan? Hell no. Lohan has been stealing on epic levels for a decade. Yet, she does not catch the same level of crap that Winona does.

      It appears that since Winona has manage to keep out of trouble, for well over a decade. People need to move on from judging her. She paid for it. And never did it again.

      And this little “engagement” for Depp. Is going to end very badly.

      • Jessiebes says:

        Agreed Hautie.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I just don’t think a wealthy woman who feels entitled to steal something she can well afford, costing the store and the honest public money in lost revenues and higher prices, is in a position to declare what is or isn’t “appropriate.” I don’t buy that “she paid her debt to society” argument, other than legally, she can’t be punished for it any further. It speaks to her character, and the fact that she took her slap on the wrist, which by the way she was obligated to do since she was caught red handed on video, doesn’t automatically erase what she did. People will remember it, and if she didn’t want that, she could have legally paid for what she wanted at Saks instead of stealing it. It wasn’t a cute little five finger discount trip, as you put it. She’s a thief. You have no idea how many times she did it before she got caught. Theft costs retail store millions of dollars every year, and many are struggling to make already. The fact that Lohan is a bigger mess or that Johnny’s engagement makes him look silly is irrelevant.

      • Samtha says:

        Sheesh, goodnamesalltaken. It was over a decade ago. Do you want people to judge you by who you were in 2001?

        By the way, she also pretty much lost her career over the shoplifting incident. It has taken her 12 or 13 years to get any high-profile work again, and she’s still not anywhere near as successful as she was. That’s a pretty steep price.

      • Wiffie says:

        Agreed! We’ve forgiven and forgotten about rdj being a major druggie (and were there hookers in there too? I forget). And Martha in jail. And countless others that were way bigger than wino’s. Yet it’s still the first thing people bring up. it was AGES ago, and debts were paid, and service done. Get over it already, world.

      • YOYO says:

        I don’t know why people don’t have more compassion for her on that. It seems like she was just going through a bad time. Lots of people make big mistakes when they are having emotional problems. She did own up to it unlike most celebrities who do douche-y things, not just cracken Lohan.

      • sj says:

        You have no idea how many times she did it before she got caught.

        And you don’t know either. You don’t even know if that was even the case. You can’t bring smth into a discussion that’s unknown, and for practical reasons doesn’t exist.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I’m not saying she should be flogged or lose her career or any of that. I’m just saying maybe she shouldn’t go around judging what is and isn’t appropriate for someone else’s relationship and refusing to work with them because they’re flawed.

        I have a lot of compassion for people who are going through bad times. I have had more than my share of bad times, and no, I didn’t steal things that didn’t belong to me to make myself feel better. I get that it was a long time ago. But some things are not just mistakes. They are about character, and lying and stealing are things that make me seriously wonder about a person, although they seem to be taken very lightly in our society today.

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      • YOYO says:

        Idk. Sometimes good people can do crazy things and lying and stealing once or even occasionally are frankly not the worst things someone can do, so how should they be taken? It doesn’t make me wonder about people’s character, It tells me they’re insecure.

      • JojoAnn says:

        Wino is a thief. A nasty, self-entitled, thrill-seeking little sticky fingered woman. A thief!

      • Jane says:

        I always thought she was having trouble with drugs for a while. I know a lot of artists and creatives who go through a struggle with substances. After all they are naturally addicted to the high that acting brings. I think she was so zonked and out of her mind, that it wasn’t so much as calculated shoplifting, more like delusion and delirium. Now she’s got her life together and I really enjoyed her performance in Black Swan and hope she does more good work soon.

      • The Wizz says:

        Geez goodnamesalltaken, mental illness couldn’t possibly have been the reason she shoplifted, could it? I don’t think she had any sense of entitlement to steal…

      • sapphoandgrits says:

        I always use RDJ as an analogy. He actually served hard prison time and did things much worse than anything Winona did.

        The sentence she was given, especially the length of the probation, was ridiculous, and basically sunk her career.

    • Nina says:

      are we really still going on about that?

      • bettyrose says:

        Seriously. That happened, what, 20 years ago?Anyone here do ssomething 20 years ago that they would never do today?

      • bettyrose says:

        Margot – thanks for the clarification. She’s hardly a menace to society, though, and doesn’t deserve to have her opinions dismissed merely on that basis.

      • bluhare says:

        Yet everyone over on the Prince Charles thread treats him as if 20 years ago happened yesterday.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        Good point, bluhare….not to turn this into a P.C. thread, but I always kinda felt sorry for Prince Charles. I know that he ultimately had the decision to make (on to marry Camilla or Diana), and I don’t know every nook and cranny of the whole story—but I always felt and heard it like he couldn’t marry Camilla unless he abdicated his position. And he didn’t want to do that, for one, and for two, after what happened w/his Great Uncle and Wallis Simpson, the ‘firm’ didn’t want that to happen either. So he married the suitable one, while carrying on w/Camilla and many others……

        I’m glad I got onto this site, because all I ever heard of Charles was that he cheated on Diana–but I never heard about the crap that she pulled–calling married men (or their wives) in the middle of the night–I’d never heard about any of her affairs—she was always the innocent angel. Well, like my mom says…’s very RARE that a couple splits because of something that only ONE person did–and she’s someone who’s been cheated on and lied to by two significant partners in her life.

      • ncmagnolia says:

        For real! Bettyrose, agree with everything you’ve said. Shoplifting is a sign of emotional problems, for the most part. Clearly, WR had enough money to buy whatever she wanted, so this wasn’t a case of ‘entitled teen steals bc she wants & feels she deserves whatever’.

        Winona obviously got the help she needed to curtail her symptomatic shoplifting. Why so harsh, people? She has led a pretty calm, stable life compared to most celebrities. She paid for her mistakes and moved on. Chris Brown, Justin Bieber and Lindsay Lohan all have fan bases, no matter how small. Just don’t get the hate for a lovely woman who did her time (and lost her career over it) and has led her life gracefully since that minor episode. Have nothing but love for Wi, and wish people would move on :(

    • eliza says:

      Winona made a bad decision YEARS ago. While I do not think people should chime in on their ex’s current relationships, I do not think Ryder should be raked over the coals for a crime she committed and then paid for years ago. Compared to todays celebrities that was child’s play.

    • Jaded says:

      @goodnamesalltaken: She was having some mental issues when that happened – she’d was being treated for a badly broken arm and the doctor prescribed pain killers that affected her state of mind quite severely. She’s owned up completely to it – it’s not like she’s been a career shop-lifter.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Jaded, I didn’t know that at all. Thank you for telling me. That changes everything.

        I’m sorry I judged her when I only knew part of the story, and I withdraw what I said about her.

        I still disagree with all of you who think that stealing is a minor thing or that a person’s past should be forgotten just because time has passed.

        And feel free to judge me by who I was in 2011 or at any age of my life. I have been foolish, naive, in denial, angry, hurt, sick, in mourning and many other things, and certainly I have grown a lot since then, but it have always been honest and I have never taken something that didn’t belong to me.

      • respect says:

        …and let’s be real….george zimmerman is now a celeb boxer! she did the crime, paid the price, and now appears to be on track. jd is a big old mid life crisis before our eyes. she’s not saying anything shocking.

      • Bridget says:

        @goodnames… I would say there’s a huge difference between expecting something to be glossed over because time has passed vs. someone who has paid their debt to society, accepted the legal and financial punishments, and apologized. No one thought the shoplifting was no big deal – the scandal was HUGE and really did cost Wino her career. She was THE actress for a very, very long time and its clear that she’s never managed to recapture her former status, and most likely never will. She has absolutely paid her debt to society, and deserves to have this be the defining event in her life and career.

        For what its worth, at the time of her crime it was very clear that she was having some very serious issues in her personal life, including issues with prescription drugs.

        Either way, I seriously doubt that Wino would even pull thr plug on a Burton-Depp reunion. She’s worked damn hard to get back into H-wood, and she’s prbably not going to turn down an opportunity like that bevause she thinks that Depp is a cheesy midlife crisis. I’m calling shenanigans on this story.

      • TG says:

        Thanks @Jaded. Sounds like some folks on here must belong to some right wing Christian church. The meanest most hypocritical judgemental unforgiving people I have ever met attend those type of churches.

  4. Aria says:

    BS story. Sorry.

  5. Gwen says:

    Team Winona.

    • Liv says:

      Totally Team Winona. And I love her for kind of speaking out loud. He’s such a cliche, embarrassing.

      • Liberty says:

        Whatever happened to the Winona/Keanu match-up from a few years ago? Ancient history, but I always wondered. Or was it just a rumor?

  6. cool says:

    not buying it

  7. Ellie says:

    Hope this is true. She’s saying what alot people are thinking. Johnny Depp HAS gone from Mr. Cool to a sad middle aged cliche. Good for her for calling him and his sad friends out.

    • eliza says:

      Exactly. I do not get the hate for Depp now and IF this relationship fails, so what? It’s his life and he is the one who will have to deal with it. It is clear Vanessa and he were done for a while. She wanted no part of being married. Was Depp supposed to stick in the relationship with her, even though they were both over it, to satisfy the publics perception of that is where he belonged?

    • Tracy says:

      Agreed. He looks like a fool. I guess I am finding it particularly amusing because I am in Vegas right now and this place is crawling with middle aged cliches.

    • Eleonor says:

      THIS. He was one of my foreverdong, now he has become a “no thanks”.

      • Shannon1972 says:

        Me too. I’m still a bit sad about it.
        Oh well! *brightens*. At least we still have Hiddles! :D

        Oh, and I would love to see Wynona finally make a comeback. She’s my generations’s coolest girl.

  8. Maya says:

    I have always loved Winona. I know she shoplifted but she did the crime and did the time as well.

    She behaved with class when Gwyneth Palthrow betrayed her and never spoke against her in public til this day.

  9. kibbles says:

    I don’t believe this story. Winona has moved on with her life and doesn’t seem to be in regular contact with Depp. It’s like someone getting angry at their former high school sweetheart and refusing to speak to them at the reunion because they divorced their wife and is now engaged to a much younger woman. Yes, it is pathetic and disappointing, but would anyone here seriously refuse to work with or talk to an old flame because of their relationship problems with women you’ve never even met? It’s not Winona’s problem and I think she’d be willing to work with Depp and Burton again if she liked the script.

  10. Melanie says:

    What’s up with the term “baby mama” she is the mother of his children.

  11. Lala says:

    As he would care about Winona’s opinion. they broke up 20 years ago. And never worked together again!

    I doubt this story it’s true at all. I doubt Winona is losing sleep about Johnny’s relationship.
    And I doubt that Winona is in position to refuse any project with Tim or Johnny or any person in Hollywood. Her career isn’t exactly sucessful right now.
    Also I doubt that the person who was caught shop-lifting has the high moral to criticize another people about their personal lives.

    And, please, could you use an upgrade picture of Johnny Depp? he looks nothing like the man in that picture since over a year (since he cut his hair, and stopped wearing hundred of accesories. Amber Heard’s tastes?)

    • bettyrose says:

      FFS she made one mistake once. She didn’t pull a dog day afternoon on a crowd of terrified innocents. Nonna y’all ever made a mistake?

      • taxi says:

        She got caught once that we know of. Maybe it was her one & only mistake and you know that how? Yes, she paid for the mistake.
        She has little current relevance as an actress & publicly expressing her opinion of an ex’s current relationship is judgmental. She & Depp were over more than 20 years ago and she’s aged out of wide-eyed innocent waif roles & weirdo roles. Who knows until she broadens her range. She did surgically re-widen her eyes so maybe she’ll go for old waif?

      • No says:

        You need to repeat your words to every loser writing here against Depp/Heard by broken up with Vanessa Paradis. Look how good it sounds:
        “…THEY didn’t pull a dog day afternoon on a crowd of terrified innocents. Nonna y’all ever made a mistake?…”

        Isn’t that applicable to Depp too?

        Millions of people broke up/divorce every day around the world. I’m sure many of the haters writing here are/were/will be in relationships that breaks up too, that make you an “evil” or a “cliché”? Or because he is famous he isn’t allowed to be human?

      • bettyrose says:

        Okay, let me be more specific, she didn’t hurt anyone in a lasting way AND it happened a long time ago AND she’s worked hard to make amends. The magnitude of the crime itself (or lack thereof) is more significant than the elapsed time.

        I think the JD/AH thing is ridiculous. He’s screaming mid-life crisis and she’s obviously in it for the career boost, both of which just make JD look foolish – but I was under the impression that Paradis kicked his overgrown adolescent butt to the curb. I don’t think anyone seriously believe Paradis has been hurt emotionally or professionally by this nonsense. She’s better off.

  12. Meme says:

    I will NEVER get Depp’s appeal. NEVER! Total phony and he’s not all that as an actor

    • Christin says:

      I don’t get it, either. He was such a big deal back in the day, but I personally never found him very appealing. When he kept his family out of the spotlight, I admired that. He sounded content for years, but of course, who knows. Yet I still view this current relationship as most likely a textbook mid-life crisis.

  13. Jaded says:

    And what looks “rough” about her? Her skin is flawless, her hair is gorgeous, her figure is perfect. I can think of a million other actresses her age who do look rough…*coughGoopcough* And she was asked about Depp, she does not keep talking about him to stay relevant. She’s deliberately kept on the down-low career-wise and kudos for that – she clearly doesn’t want to get back on the hamster-wheel of superstardom again.

  14. Ella says:

    I don’t care if this is true or not, or what she thinks of Johnny or whatever, I still adore this woman as much as I did when I was a kid. I was really hoping she’d get more roles, good roles, after Black Swan. But she seems really, well, normal/stable nowadays… unlike JD, who seems to be losing his mind.

  15. LAK says:

    I’ll give you the award noms, too tired to go into why they are BS. However, ‘sexist man alive’? Everyone knows that award is given to the person with the most aggressive publicist.

    Plus whoever is finally given the award has to accept it. It’s not given to them without their permission, so JD wanted you (the public) to know that he is sexy. Twice!

    • Well..... says:

      I was always confused as to why he acted all shy and puzzled about it on Oprah, considering he accepted them right?

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        Yeah, I actually just watched that on youtube. Like sure–have the sexiest whomever award in a magazine (especially when it used to be kind of a big deal, and not overpopulated by whiny douches like Levine) but don’t act like you just hate the sight of yourself. I remember he didn’t want to look at the cover–I’m like dude, it ain’t like you’re naked or something–you posed for the stupid cover.

  16. Mel says:

    Why would a relationship between two consenting ADULTS be “inappropriate”?
    What is she, 120 years old? (Though I doubt people were quite as silly 120 years ago)
    Then again, I doubt she even said it.

  17. Jaded says:

    Depp is an aging, f*ckstruck joke right now – Amber Heard is a chameleon who has latched onto a man who can help her career enormously. Seems like a match made in heaven. And Winona is far too classy to make a comment like that.

  18. No says:

    Sometimes I think that people/bloggers/tabloids are so cynics that would have prefered that Johnny would continue his facade/fake unhappy relationship with Vanessa Paradis and to have Amber by the side, as his lover. That would have been better for all of you? to be dishonest and to have a secret affair for years, all to make the tabloids happy that he didn’t leave Vanessa.
    That would have been the easy path for them. But they chose the hard path and be honest (with all the cost to their images/careers and personal lives, etc). And still we are here, the people criticizing them as they killed somebody…leave them alone!

    • mercy says:

      For all we know, Vanessa left him because SHE didn’t want to continue a charade after it became obvious he was going through a mid-life crisis and lusting after a co-star young enough to be his daughter. Maybe that turned her off enough to make the break. I know it would me were I in her shoes.

      I don’t see people “criticising them like they killed someone” for the most part. I see most calling it exactly what it looks like: mid-life crisis hooking up with opportunist. If that truly is the case, we should be happy for them because they’re perfect for each other. But that doesn’t make them any less unappealing, especially to some Depp fans who thought he was above all that.

    • mercy says:

      Lol “darling”… Condescending much? ;) Just calling it as I see it. I have no dog in this fight, but carry on…

  19. ElizabethLair says:

    Is it just me or does she look a little like JD? He seems to always been in love with himself a little and each woman he dates he tends to look a little like them. He must do things in the mirror alone that he only knows about.

  20. Jackson says:

    Yeah, sure, I buy that she feels this way. I’m around her age and I agree. I was never a big WR fan back in the day, but I’ve come to really like her as she’s gotten older. I really hope she gets work on the regular now. I’m not sure what, if anything, she’s had done to her face recently, but she looks good. Like, I can relate to her as a woman my age who takes care of herself. Not all weird and fake with that same damn ‘Real Housewives’ nose and fake lips and fillers everywhere.

  21. erin says:

    Team Winona, all the way, but I do wish she would go back to the shorter hair. I think it suited her better.

    • Betty says:

      I was just thinking that I love her hair in this picture. It’s precisely the type Wendy Williams would covet. But, yes, Winona looks good with short hair as well.

  22. Ms.Martin says:

    Oh puleeeze ….. This is ALL about jealousy …. If Winona doesn’t want to work with a male actor that is involved with a younger woman she may need to make a career change …. Here’s a senario : Winona meets the love of her life : it all ” clicks ” on every level possible … But he’s 60 … Is she gonna refuse to date him ?

    • mercy says:

      It’s probably not true given the source. Winona has been very private and there were no indications that she was jealous of Vanessa.

      I think the more interesting question is will Johnny still be with Amber when he’s 60, or will he have traded her for a younger model…

  23. serena says:

    It IS a sad cliche to dump one’s long-term baby mama/wife/girlfriend/whatever for a woman in her twenties. Super sad.

  24. lmh says:

    She’s 40-something now, battling with the agism that runs wild in Hollywood and she dares speak up about that and is told to shutup. Let’s not forget that she actually dated the guy, invested energy and time, knows his deeper layers, and probably thinks fondly of him. I do with some of my ex’s.
    I’m sure it’s disheartening and ridiculous for her to see someone she cared for to go off the deep-end and make bad choices that effect his wife (or significant other) and his kids all because he’s going through a midlife crisis. I think it’s ridiculous and I’m disheartened and I have no affiliation with him at all.

  25. Karen says:

    This story is ridiculous. Not to mention, Winona has been in a long-term relationship with a fashion designer for a very long time, I bet they live together.

  26. Kelly says:

    1. completely made-up story
    2. Winona looks 10 years younger herself, she’s obviously clinging to her youthful looks as well
    3. Depp isn’t simply a cliche, he’s a man, and they’re all like that deep down, given the chance they’d all bang Amber Heard, no matter their age
    4. F*ck me, he looks good in that photo, scarf and all
    5. I did like Depp and Winona together best, out of all his girlfriends

  27. Sue says:

    It wouldnt suprise me if Winona isnt impressed by Depp’s relationship w/Heard.
    Like Winona, Im near-40. When I see friends, and even friends of my parents, who were so cool together, and shared a life together, and then the guy dumps the still-cool but simply now his age (or not even his age yet!) woman for someone younger, it depresses me. I’d guess Winona’s over Depp by now, that is not it. It’s more about recognizing the way your demographic is devalued with age –and disappointment that the men you thought were different are in fact, not.

    When you’re start becoming an older woman yourself, it starts to become depressing when you see this so frequently. Depp and Paradis were kissing on a boat and Paradis acting very defensive/exasperated about being questioned about the intactness of her relationship with Depp, if I remember right very shortly before Depp official got with Heard.I So all this “Vanessa wanted out too” ….her words spoke otherwise.

    What I do think though is Paradis is simply a strong lady so she just dealt w/it. And good for her getting with Benjamin Biolay – I’ve listened to them on youtube.. they make cool music together.

  28. A Fan says:

    Totally off topic, but I think Winona would look better with shorter hair…

    [too much hair for a little face]

  29. Jaquebelle says:

    Could totally see Winona pining for Johnny Depp and all this represented twenty plus years ago. At the time her career was hotter than his and Depp had just graduated from 21 Jump Street fame. Do you ever really get over an ex. True love. Not sure, but I do know that Hollywood can be brutal towards aging actresses. Winona looked amazing in the above image and her past is her past. To me, people seem far more forgiving of male, actor indiscretions. Woody Allen. Charlie Sheen and many others. Whether Winona expressed this sentiment or not, there was no way Depp would have reunited with her. He just recently replaced the mother of his children for a younger version and this seems to be the route most men in Hollywood take. Either way, I wish Winona well. One love.

  30. aasf says:

    I hate this couple johnny and amber. This has ruined Depp’s image for me forever.

  31. patricia says:

    at least johnny and amber, never stole equal winona … At least they have dignity ..

    • Ugh says:

      Where’s the dignity in resuscitating this? Winona served the terms of her legal sentence with no complaint and paid restitution.

      The people in this thread that need to sneer about this must be completely miserable and delusional about their own perfection.

  32. iheartjacksparrow says:

    I think it’s more likely that instead of her not wanting to work with Johnny, he doesn’t want to work with her. I have the impression that he would not want to work with an ex because of the prospect of all the drama that might ensue.

  33. Ms.Martin says:

    For anyone who thinks standing up to ageism is actually going to work ….. Give me a break it’s alive and well in Hollywood and everywhere else ……

  34. Mika302 says:

    I’m sorry but how do we know she even said it??? These sources kill me.

  35. whateveryouwantittobe says:

    If I could have 5 wishes, one of them would be to see a week in the life of Winona Ryder. I really want to know what she does all day!

  36. apple says:

    I think Winona Ryder is very very very very lucky in that she used to have this passionate relationship with Johnny Depp back then! I mean, Johnny Depp for your first love? And a tumultuous passionate crazy relationship?

    I don’t know about ya but if I were her, I’d hold every subsequent relationship I have against it.

  37. Kosmos says:

    Winona DID make a bad decision, but years ago, as people have said, so let’s give her some slack, heh? After all, she didn’t kill anyone or hurt anyone, or embezzle lots of money from anyone, and she’s definitely paid the price, paid her dues for this. About Amber and Johnny, well, I think they want to be in love, for now, and we have no power over them…..REALLY! But will they become a long term couple? I really kind of doubt it… know how things have their way of being lovely at the beginning, and then people really get to know one another? That’s when they start to change and once they are familiar with each other over a period of time, then they begin to be, well, a little less lovey…..