Johnny Depp wears a man-gagement ring for Amber Heard: sweet or strange?

Johnny Depp

Here are some photos of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard exiting their NYC hotel over the weekend. Amber looks lovely and has coordinated some serious coat pr0n with a fetching blue handbag. Johnny looks an utter mess. The Scarf Monster has paired ratty looking jeans and boots with a chewed up hat. His overcoat would be fine, but he spilled something all over the front. The scarf is interesting. Did he and Amber plan the double shot of blue? One notable accessory that you may not have noticed is on Johnny’s left ring finger. Yahoo! is calling it a “man-gagement” ring. Here’s a slightly closer look at Johnny’s new jewelry:

Johnny Depp

The shiny trinket is said to be a signet-style engagement ring. Johnny was reportedly wearing it at his celeb-filled engagement party. This led MTV UK to wonder whether Johnny and Amber had already gotten hitched on the sly. They are not yet married yet. Johnny is going all out for Amber when it happens. He is utterly devoted to her, and their nuptials will probably be a huge blowout event. Plus … I think Johnny must love the idea of wearing an engagement ring because he is crazy about accessorizing. This man accessorizes more in one week than I have in my entire life. Does wearing a man-gagement ring sound weird to you?

There’s a “new” story circulating that some of you commented about on my last Depp-Heard post. (These two need a coupley nickname.) Johnny has allegedly been talking about retiring, but that’s an old quote from his 2013 Rolling Stone interview. He said, “I’m kicking 50 right up the ass. I can’t say that I’d want to be doing this for another 10 years.” Don’t be fooled. Johnny’s not retiring anytime soon. It costs a lot of money to dress as shabbily as he does. Private islands are expensive to maintain too.

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet & Pacific Coast News

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  1. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Oh brother. These two just make my eyes roll back in my head. He looks ridiculous on his own and they look ridiculous together. Ugh.

    • Jess G. says:

      Agreed. And I almost hurt myself rolling my eyes because it’s still too early on a Monday for this.

    • V4Real says:

      That hat, that hat, that hat, WTF! Someone please explain it.

      • Suzy from Ontario says:

        I know! And those shoes she’s wearing?! Ugh! They are try-to-hard. It’s like their engagement party…full of stars who were all at their peak years (or decades) ago. I thought he was something different when he was with VP, but now? Not so much.

      • GreenEyes says:

        Looks like a couple of rats were let loose in his closet! Just shabby not even close to chic!

    • MrsB says:

      So hard to imagine back to a time when I actually found him incredibly hot, but I did for a very long time. Makes me really sad he is so unattractive now *sniff sniff*

    • blue marie says:

      Exactly! Long gone are the days where he used to be hot. I used to have the biggest crush on him when I was younger too. Damn you 21 Jump Street!

    • Hiddles forever says:

      It is nearly sad to see Johnny Depp around these days…. Wtf with the hat too, couldn’t he buy one without the holes? Holes in clothes were fashionable ages ago…

  2. Luca26 says:

    In theory I like the idea of a ‘man’gagment ring because it takes away those icky ownership connotations and history tied to engagement rings but in practice it’s cheesy and as lame as all those scarves.

    • Rosie says:

      I bought my now husband a motorbike when we got engaged, so we both had something nice and shiny. There is no way on earth that I would have him wear a ‘man-gagement ring’ or whatever.

    • Amy Tennant says:

      I kind of wanted to give my husband something when we got engaged, but he’s not the jewelry type. I’m fine with man-gagement rings. They need to make more of them for same-sex couplings, too.

      • Lauren says:

        MY immortal beloved made himself a ring in his workshop two weeks after he left his wife. He wanted to make a statement to the world that he was not having the cliche mid life crisis. His family treated me like garbage, and stated ◆this lust will burn out in 3 to 4 months guaranteed◆ We are still together after 8 years. There have been challenges, we are best friends, and we buy a new bed every year.
        I cannot judge JD and AH because I have been judged harshly. ITs cruel and unnecessary. Let them be.

    • lovething says:

      Where I live both people wear engagement rings and theres none of this ”man-gagement ring nonsense”. Symbolising your intentions to marry with a ring are not a female thing or a male thing for goodness sake. Glad, I dont live in the States if thats what its like there, this seems like a deeply misogynistic custom (marking taken women and not taken men, oh and assuming that all women love wearing shiny little trinkets but not vice versa).

      Good for Johnny if he is actively flaunting that silly social expectation. I am back to being a fan.

    • Miffy says:

      My mum got my dad an engagement ring after he proposed because in her eyes if she got something, he got something and she refused to be ‘owned’. It was an equality thing all round for her.

  3. Kali says:

    As Bedhead said, as IF Johnny actually needs any reason or purpose behind the rings of terror (not to mention the necklaces of doom or the scarves of the apocalypse….)

  4. Mika says:

    The fuck is a man-gagement ring??

  5. ataylor says:

    I like that idea. A “mangagement ring.” Yep. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

    • TX says:

      I’m in. I think it’s cute of him to want to make it is well known that he’s all hers.

      • Liberty says:

        I think it lets the world know she has him managed.

        Now I am imagining a new kind of cheesy holiday mall kiosk loaded with these…..

  6. Rhea says:

    At this rate, he’s going to get married with her next month.

  7. eliza says:

    Why does he insist on looking like a homeless cowboy?

    I like Depp but his hat is ridiculous and take that damn coat to a dry cleaners. There is no excuse for looking filthy if you are rich or an average Joe.

  8. Erinn says:

    Meh. It’s just an excuse for a new accessory.

    I can’t even imagine – we just went looking for a wedding band for the fiance, and jesus, it’s difficult. I’m using one of my grandmothers rings as a band, so I’m already done. But he’s a plumber, and needs something that can be cut, but it has to be tough, and resistant to certain chemicals. Plus he’s got a bit of a metal allergy. Thank god for cobalt. I swear he’s tried on about 20 rings at this point. Since he’s not a jewelry guy it’s been a tough job finding something.

    • Lucybelle says:

      My husband’s ring is ceramic. It is pretty cool. It is supposedly super durable. Not sure how easily it can be cut though.

    • Meredith says:

      Why doesn’t he just have one tattoed on his ring finger? That would do it!

      OK. Cobalt’s fine. 🙂

      • Erinn says:

        Bahaha, I can’t even bring that up, he’d probably consider it. I call it a jinx though. He just got his first tattoo a couple months ago – a big ol’ family crest on his forearm. I will say, the tattoo artist made it beautiful. She made it look almost like a water color, very soft blacks and grays and white highlights. It doesn’t look nearly as tacky as crest tattoos can get.

        @LucyBelle, I’ll have to look at some ceramic ones. I THINK they can be cut too, so it might be worth it. I have to drag him back to the jeweler soon, because I want to get it ordered, but this might be a good option.

  9. db says:

    Mangagement ring LOL. I like it though. Arfully worn and tattered hats and shoes? Not impressed.

  10. Hannah says:

    I see her getting fed up and being back with her ex by the end of the year.

  11. bns says:

    I’m rolling my eyes at “mangagement”

    It’s just an engagement ring.

    • Jamie says:

      I couldn’t agree more. I annoys me so much that it is a “man-gagement ring” because he is a man. Like how they call it “manorexia” when a man is anorexic, so stupid. I am just waiting for it to be call “mancer” instead of cancer.
      Ok, I feel better now 🙂

  12. MrsBPitt says:

    How about Jamber for their nickname…If I saw this guy out on the street, I would hand him a dollar, thinking he was some poor, homeless person…What can she see in him? Oh yeah, $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

  13. Alexis says:

    She makes him look really old and stupid. It’s funny how nobody is really rooting for this couple. She comes off as such a smug opportunist, and he just seems desperate.

    • Tracy says:

      It is pretty funny. He looks so pathetic.

    • Meredith says:

      Cardio Kayla. My 40+ friend married two years ago after a whirlwind romance. She had never been married before. She was the third wife. A year later, she was the third ex-wife when he decided it was all a bad idea and yeah, he wanted to keep all his money too.

      Who is cardio Kayla? She is the nameless faceless (and probably brainless) 20-something aerobics instructor out there somewhere who will probably be wife #4. That’s what Heard looks like – a Hollywood version of cardio Kayla. But I have to say Heard’s game is 1st class – she should make out like a bandit on this one.

    • Ally8 says:

      @Alexis, dead on. Plus, they could not look less into each other.

      • Jenna says:

        I totally believe they are into each other but perhaps not for the right reasons. This is so messed up.

  14. Original Tessa says:

    He’s lost all appeal to me. Now he’s just a crusty old weirdo going through a midlife crisis.

    • Lee says:

      ^^ He is crusty and yucky. His terrible skin confirms it. It’s a sad end to an old crush.

  15. anoneemouse says:

    I hope she can convince him to buy some new shoes.

  16. lower-case deb says:

    what is he holding with his iphone? that boxy thing? a car radio?

  17. mimif says:

    The don’t bother me in the slightest. Is something wrong with me, or do I need to lay off the Xanax? 😉

  18. girlnbayou says:


    As in; “We want more publicity,
    Joh-heard meh?!”


    At least I thought it was a good nickname.

  19. Lucybelle says:

    That hat is so incredibly stupid. Utterly ridiculous. I can’t stand this man.

    PS. If I had two shits to give about these people, I would vote Johmber for their nickname.

  20. Anon says:

    My husband wore and engagement ring. He wore a claddagh on his left ring finger with the heart facing away from him, which is the way it’s worn to symbolize engagement. He liked wearing it and I liked that it equaled the playing field a bit.

  21. Katt says:

    Hey he’s listening to Marilyn Manson. How….. Hardcore…..

  22. ana says:

    Here in Portugal, it’s pretty standard for both the bride and the groom to wear engagement rings, but they’re not big flashy things, they’re just like wedding bands, but much thinner.

    • Hiddles forever says:

      Same for Italy, in the old days. Wedding rings were plain bands, usually made of gold, and engagement rings were thinner gold bands with decorations. I had one too, ages ago (thank God I broke up with that idiot…).

  23. Helvetica says:

    She looks fine, not like an “utter mess” as described in this article.

    With that said, I wonder when/if the age difference will become a problem for them. Anyone else in a relationship with a man significantly older? Care to chime in about this?

    • Hiddles forever says:

      Well it depends what you mean for significantly older. I got together with a guy who was 14 years older than me, ages ago. At the beginning, everything is beautiful and you are in love, so the age gap difference is not an issue. Eight years late the relationship was down the gutter, with problems starting after two years, mainly due to the age difference. After that, I always refused to date anyone older than me, he he 😉

      • Oh really? My parents are thirteen years apart–my mom’s older. When they got together, she already had three kids. It wasn’t easy sailing, but they’ve been together for sixteen years and counting.

        I guess it depends on what you (the younger person) are ready for. I would think that the people who date younger people are in one of two categories, mainly–they want something long term, or they just want someone to boss around i.e. why you see all these forty somethings getting with twenty year olds.

        Was your guy wanting to settle down, while you wanted to just date? Like did he want kids or something right now and you didn’t? I’d love it if I could adopt kids now…

        I used to think that I would date someone older, but now that I’m actually old enough to date older people–it just seems so ick. Like I don’t think I’d be doing that until I hit my late twenties, at least. When it’s less gross, and less likely that the dude wants someone he can manipulate and boss around.

      • Helvetica says:

        Hiddles-thanks for sharing. So what were the issues that came up two-years in in the fourteen-year age difference relationship? I ask because I met someone that much older than me and while we do have generational differences, I wonder when it would become an issue. Was your guy bossy? Did the age turn you off as he got older?

    • Jenna says:

      Everyone who has commented so far has talked about a 14 or so year age gap but these two have almost another 10 years on that. Ten Years alone can be a lot. My sister has dated a couple of guys in their 40’s and 50’s while in her 20’s and it has never worked. No matter how mature you are in your 20’s you are still going to be very different to someone 20 years older than yourself.

  24. Calcifer says:

    I’m again impressed with Amber’s talent for manipulating an audience. By wearing her very expensive bag on her flexed arm, she manages to:

    a) Show of her engagement ring
    b) Show off her very expensive bag
    c) Subtly place her hand on her belly, making us wonder: might she be pregnant? (the roomy coat helps to make us wonder)

    By the way: You wouldn’t know it from the fact that they are now papped at least once every two weeks, but these two are actually a VERY private couple! Must try not to forget.

  25. Mary says:

    In Scandinavia and Finland it’s the norm for men to wear engagement rings, so I don’t find it strange at all. Depp is ridiculous in so many other ways thou.

  26. NotYourIP says:

    Yeah… He’s not retiring anytime soon: one must have a sh@tload of money to hire the Sorting Hat’s younger brother to sit on top of one’s unwashed graying hair. Younger brother isn’t the real deal, but still you know…

  27. Ramona Q. says:

    Her shoes make her look like a bag lady. The bag lady and the hobo.

  28. Inari says:

    Eh, around here both partners wear engagement rings, and they’re usually pretty plain bands. That’s why this women only flashy ring tradition seems so odd, like men are marking their property or… putting rings on birds. Cultural differences.

    However, nothing short of massive head trauma can explain Depp’s style otherwise, IMO.

    Edit: Mary was quicker. 😀

  29. Jade says:

    Deppamb. Rhymes with facepalm which goes with this coupling. Also sounds like the collective sound of Johnny’s hotness imploding.

  30. pnichols says:

    Stage five clinger…anyone…anyone.

  31. Miss M says:

    In my culture, men wear engagement rings in the right hand like the women do. But our engagement rings are not flashy and expensive as the ones in USA.

  32. Vicky says:

    In Greece when couples get engaged they both wear their wedding band on the left hand and when they marry, the wedding band goes on the right hand. So this seems normal to me.

  33. Nessa says:

    Ewwww. His hands look so old. Gross. These two are so awkward together.

  34. Alin says:

    OMG just clicked on the old articles about Amber… oh my, all posts and comments here were super positive because she was this bisexual, beautiful, talented girl with great style.
    But then her relationship with a woman ended and she came togehter with Depp… suddenly people started hating. From this moment she wasn´t beautiful or stylish anymore… yeah yeah she was cool as long as she was bi and so different, right? Oh how the beloved betrayed us…

    „She’s a professional and not a casting couch type, and that leads one to believe that Amber isn’t merely a flash in the acting pan.“ (Bedhead Nov 23, 2011)

    „Where did Amber Heard come from? Why haven’t we been paying attention to her before now? I mean, some of us (me) paid attention when she officially came out of the closet, but why haven’t we ever really talked about how pretty she is and how she has amazing style?“ ( Kaiser Nov 09, 2011)

    • Miss M says:

      She had a good/interesting style and , suddenly, she became a Hollywood cliche.

    • Constance says:

      Very true. She is very pretty. Can’t say much about her acting talent as I’ve only ever seen her in one thing. Now though she is just another Hollywood climber using an old and foolish man to further her career. I have my sources and they seem very sure she knew what she was out to get from day one when she worked on the rum diary. It’s actually quite amazing it’s worked out this well for her.

  35. Zooyork says:

    His formerly supreme hotness has flown out the window. I hope Vanessa is laughing.

  36. Weegie Warrior says:

    At first glance it looks like someone has taken pity on a homeless old codger and is taking them down the street to the nearest charity shop to find some better clothes…

  37. m says:

    I’m brazilian and now I live in Portugal and in both countries when couples get engaged both wear rings on the right hand. But this is a coulture thing. I dont know why he is using one but its kind of sweet….
    What I really dont understand is why hes so attached to old clothes…

  38. Lady says:

    In my country both sexes wear engagement rings. But are like wedding bands but made of silver instead of gold of whatever, not diamonds. But I suppose Amber Heard has enough money to buy a diamond ring to him too, so that’s why his ring it’s also flashy
    It seems in America is weird to see a man wearing a ring, but i think it’s cute that he also shows his commitment to her by wearing a ring

    And that stupid hat kills his hotness. Without it he still looks amazing!

    incredible, that picture is also from New York (same day it seems) but only without the hat and it’s like another man
    Why do you fight your hotness, you sexy hobo Depp?

  39. MrsBPitt says:

    How about this for a nickname – Oldmamber…as in old man and amber! or Oldigger – Old and gold digger!

  40. Her Indoors says:

    Heardepp (hard up)
    Say it quickly and it speaks for them both. (British colloquialism for desperate.)

  41. Green Is Good says:

    Ugh. The way Derpp (not a typo) dresses is ridiculous. How freaking hard is it to wear a decent hat, pants, shoes, etc.? Derpp is sliding into the trying too hard to be hip home plate.

  42. EscapedConvent says:

    I just cannot get over that hat. Why? Why?! He’s been wearing that hat for years. Can he really not find a new one without holes?

    I’m afraid I could not get engaged to a man who wears the same shredded-up hat for at least 5 years.

  43. Scandinavia says:

    In Scandinavia when couples engage, both the man and The women gets a plain ring without any gems. At The wedding The women gets a ring without gems. So This might be a matter of traditions.

  44. MT says:

    At this point it looks like this the only couple that got engaged because they really want to get married and not because she is pregnant….

    Or maybe not? o_O

    Anyway, I’m not surprised anymore by them. Too many time people denying that they even were together or that their relationship was serious enough, that they all act as in shock only because their own denial didn’t let them to see what was really happening here…she switched sides for him and he left his -even if it’s said it was unhappy- relationship with the mother of his children! And I won’t be surprised if they marry soon, nor even if they are already married

    And I vote for “JOHNMBER”

  45. SAm says:

    Oh Johnny you can bring her live forever in youre island!!We will not miss her acting skills!! Art-movies, will survive without her!!!!!!lol

  46. ella says:

    In many countries men wear engagement rings. That’s how it should be – both parties are equal and show their commitment to each other. Only women wearing engagement rings has a bit of a sexist and old fashioned vibe to me.

  47. Heather says:

    Anyone know what kind of purse she is carrying?

  48. Dimebox says:

    They make me tired. But i do love to imagine their conversations before going out: “Honey, do you need a scarf? I have plenty if you want. Let’s do blue today, what do you think? I thought I’d wear my fun hat to show I’m really a rebel. I wish it had a bird on it like my Tonto headgear. Are my jeans frayed the right amount? It’s so hard to know. I’m wearing my ring you bought me with my black AmEx, sweetie, does it look manly? Your shoes add an interesting touch. I think that’s it. You’re sure about the scarf? Okay! We’re ready!”

  49. It’s not even the age difference that makes it embarrassing. We’ve seen age differences in HW relationships all the time. It’s that Amber isn’t talented, but is trying to front like she is, and HE’S trying to legitimize her career. I mean, Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas, Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie—all have an age difference of at least 12 years….all three women are younger. Whatever you may think of their talents (whether you think they’re talented or not), these three women hold their own. They don’t need to bring up the fact that they don’t want to talk about who they’re seeing/engaged to, because they’re artists, not celebrities–unlike Amber.

    They don’t need to do that. Because whatever their careers are, it’s THEIR career. They did it, for the most part, by themselves. Obviously with two celebs involved, it becomes more interesting, but they made their own careers without having to faux name drop their partner’s name in every single interview.

    That’s what’s so budget about Amber and Johnny. She’s playing the ‘I’m so private’ card, yet she’s ALWAYS talking about it. I fell for it a bit in the beginning, because she didn’t engage the paps (that I saw), and just focused on being with Johnny and his kids. But the name dropping, artiste card is what did me in.

    Because if I was banging Johnny Depp (which, I still would), and knew that this would be leading into marriage, and wanted to keep it private–that question would be off limits. Period. I wouldn’t be saying a word. Because this is PR 101–if you say you don’t want to talk about it, you’re still drawing attention to it. And she knows that. And tries to make it seem like she doesn’t REALLY talk about him–when she really does.

    That’s why it’s just so ICK. He looks like a fool for propping up such a blatant fameho….you know, at least Leo’s girlfriends know how far they can go with him. They know not the pull the ‘I want to be known for my modeling and not who I’m banging (subtext: I’m banging Leonardo Dicaprio BIATCH)’……

    • Hiddles forever says:

      So beautifully explained 🙂

      • It’s just that she SO untalented, but thinks that she’s the next best thing. She doesn’t even have good box office numbers behind her. Like I do think that she and Johnny (beyond her wanting someone established and rich, and him someone with boobs not down to her waist) do have a lot in common, probably have a lot of fun together—I can see why they would be together. I don’t think it’ll last, but who knows? They could surprise us all.

        But it’s just terrible because she’s an untalented fameho who doesn’t understand that she’s visible because of who she’s banging…so wtf Johnny? Ugh. As soon as I catch Liam, you won’t even see me……Amber doesn’t know how to play this.

  50. Isabelle says:

    She makes him look old. He’s also lost some of that charisma since he’s been dating her. Seems rather serious and ‘sad’.

  51. Pattie says:

    Just … ridiculous. Nice she’s wearing men’s shoes…maybe when they get scuffed enough she can give them to Johnny.

  52. Emily C. says:

    A man wearing an engagement ring is not weird at all. That only women wear engagement rings is a sign of how incredibly sexist our culture is.

    The idea of a “man-gagement ring”, on the other hand, is idiotic and gross. An engagement ring worn by a man does not need an obnoxious new name.

  53. Sofacat says:

    He could wear a ring through his nose, for all I care, but that stoopid hat is the end.

  54. Glowworm says:

    I dub them Jamber.

  55. lisa2 says:

    I was looking at the comments on some of the threads when he and Vanessa broke up.

    Amazing how people’s opinions change.

  56. Danny Lopez says:

    Jam that Derp Those shoes she is wearing are man shoes. He sports a lady scarf. They have switched roles.

  57. Aisha says:

    Johnny needs moisturiser.

  58. Valerie says:

    Couple nickname: Depp Letheard… walkalloverhim. 🙂

  59. Kosmos says:

    I don’t see the appeal of Johnny Depp at all, so maybe I’m missing something… a Vanity Fair article, Kate Moss, who once had a long and tumultuous relationship with him, had nothing but good things to say about him. Secondly, I really wonder about this coupling. I know that he and Vanessa stayed together unusually long, but I’m not sure the same thing can happen here, ya know? This seems like it went way too fast, maybe he was just overly infatuated with her and she wants all the fame and fortune that can be had by pairing up with someone like Johnny…..I doubt she would have to worry about her acting career anymore…..or would she? So far, she hasn’t proved to be much in that department.