Johnny Depp may be worried about money & ‘he’s spending a fortune on Amber’

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard won’t last forever, although they may make it four years. That’s my official bet, so feel free to give other estimates in the comments. The whole relationship seems to be an overcompensation to stick together. Amber took Johnny’s last name and finally publicly gushed over him to make him believe she’s in it for good. Johnny seems to use his wallet to make Amber happy and prove that he’s also in it for the long haul.

Star says Johnny’s starting to worry about money because his career is swirling down the drain, so he has to do as many Pirates movies as possible. Scarfy spends a fortune maintaining his silly private island, and he paid Vanessa a reported $150 million when they split. Now Amber is blowing through cash on shopping trips, and Johnny’s freaking out. Sound true?

There’s a good reason why Johnny Depp agreed to another Pirates of the Caribbean movie — he needs the cash! In the wake of a costly split from Vanessa Paradis, plus a string of box-office flops, Johnny can’t afford to pass up a paycheck. “It’s rumored that he gave Vanessa $150 million and he’s panicking about his bank account,” an insider reveals.

And his new bride, Amber Heard, doesn’t come cheap, either. “He’s spending a fortune on Amber to keep her happy,” adds the source, citing a lavish wedding and their private Bahamas island that costs $1 million a year just in upkeep. Hoping to take the pressure off, Johnny recently listed his 37-acre French estate for $26 million but is facing mounting legal bills over Amber’s dog-smuggling charges in Australia — she’s due to appear in a Queensland court on Sept. 7 and if found guilty, could face 10 years in prison!

“Legal fees aside, his lifestyle costs a fortune. Their entire relationship consists of him spoiling her,” says the friend. “Amber can easily blow through her designated monthly allowance — rumored to be $25,000 — and he won’t say a word because he’s afraid of losing her.”

[From Star, print edition, August 3, 2015]

Oh yeah, and Johnny will definitely end up footing Amber’s legal costs in Australia because she’s the only one being charged in Terriergate. That mess is Johnny’s fault too, and Amber’s taking the fall! He should pay those legal bills. As for all the other stuff, of course Scarfy can’t say no to his lady. Amber knows this. She’s not brilliant, but she’s savvy. And I have to say, “Get it, girl.”

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  1. Lilacflowers says:

    Amber is in it for the long haul; she’s aiming for five years.

  2. Liv says:

    If the blind from Lainey was true, I seriously doubt that he’s afraid to lose her.

    • MelissaManifesto says:

      What did the blind item say?

      • yea says:

        He didn’t know the prize he had with Vanessa. Geminis need space when they get moody. She did her own thing ALOT and never pestered him. Not even for marriage. She knew he likes mystery, lots of space and to not be to accessible. She is also that way and not needy nor insecure. But Amber thinks that because he was bemused by her she has him on lock NOPE. I dated a Gemini and they are the twin symbol for a reason. You have to be a bit of lion tamer to keep both dual personalities on check. HOT and cold and then he is gone. My .02 if Amber was smart she would let him do what he wanted and he should come to her. He is getting bored. Also why I dumped my Gemini… I like to chase or I get bored being away only makes me forget you and how fun others people are… I give them 3 years tops but its already over….

      • Bridget says:

        He always said it was Vanessa that didn’t want to get married.

      • beanie says:

        @yea You lost me at ‘Geminis’. Astrology is a crock.

    • jinni says:

      I was just thinking that. It seems there are more stories about him trying not to be in her presence than there are stories about him trying to keep her.

    • aga says:

      Lainey leads her private crusade against Amber because according to her she broke up her favorite celebrity couple.

      • mkyarwood says:

        Sure, but I can definitely see him scarf surfing Manson’s couch to avoid her possible incessant ‘get me a mooooooooovie’ whining.

      • Bridget says:

        Because everyone else thinks that Amber Heard and Johnny Depp are true love?

  3. Tate says:

    Ahh, now a blind that I read earlier this week has just fallen into place. Oh Johnny….

    • Eleonor says:

      What blind ?

      • zinjojo says:

        Perhaps Tate’s referring to this one:

        Most of the guesses are Clooney, who is selling his villa in Cabo and rumored to be selling his place at Lake Como, but it could also be about Depp, who is selling his estate in France.

      • Tate says:

        @zinjojo Thanks, yes it was that one.

        I personally don’t think he is even close to broke but if he has been bleeding a lot of cash recently paired with flop movies it may feel a little scary to him financially even if he has millions left.

  4. jinni says:

    It’s Star mag, so that tells you all you need to know about the validity of this story. But of course I’m sure because of who it’s about, it will be believed.

  5. Jules says:

    Why doesn’t she just get a job? Isn’t she supposed to be the next Jolie? (According to her?)

  6. lisa2 says:

    This the same story they write about George and Amal.. they are just changing the names. Johnny is not going broke. The man has tons of money. Amber is not in the same league; but she does make money. If she spent her money on her and they lived off Johnny’s money they would be fine.

    Those jeans on Johnny are NO.. he has woman’s hips.. not a good body type for jeans.

    • kai says:

      “This the same story they write about George and Amal..”

      Very true. I thought the story sounded too generic to be believable.

    • beanie says:

      In the jeans shot, his hips and tummy are padded to play an older balding man.

  7. sunsetsnow says:

    I am going to go lower and give it 3.5. She won’t be able to fake it longer than that. As to his money situation, he’s an idiot and never should have married her.

    • Belle Epoch says:

      Except she makes him look good. Imagine peepaw with a string of awful movies and NO beautiful star on his arm.

      • laura in LA says:

        Does she make him look good, though?

        For a long time, Vanessa was the one who did that. By all outside appearances, Johnny was in a committed, non-marital relationship with the mother of his children. And they seemed to those of us in the US to be living the romantic, bohemian artist life in France before even the Jolie-Pitts were doing it.

        Also, he not only did films with some of the greatest actors of the last 60 yrs but found success in the Pirates franchise before even RDJ did so as Iron Man.

        Amber, for anyone who’s watching, just makes him look like an old fool, but it’s not the age difference.

        Why did they get married in the first place?

  8. Eve says:

    This is quite typical in a relationship with this much of an age difference, especially when the older man (or woman) has the vast money to spoil even more. Its not ideal and shows insecurity in the relationship if its true but it does not mean that a future break is always certain.

    I don’t know why they get do much hate, I bet Depp would still have got alot of criticism in any relationship after Vanessa P. Just because people blame him for the “shocking” break up but the criticism is worse now because he is with a younger woman.

    • aga says:

      The “shocking” break-up wasn’t shocking for their real fans. The last 3 years they spent very little time together, it was typical – a mother with more grown-up kids decided to devote to her work, unfortunately her career is in France.

      • Eve says:

        I know AGA but alot of people seem to act surprised that they just broke up and refuse to move on from it by keep bringing Vanessa P. Into every conversation about these two’s relationship and feeling the need to always compare her to Amber H. and stating what a huge mistake Depp did by f@cking up their “perfect relationship”. Maybe he was mostly at fault, no one will know for certain but some people seem to be waiting in gleeful anticipation for the break up of their marriage so they can cheer and say I told you so in behalf of Vanessa P. In their minds.

        There relationship may not be the most ideal based on many people’s standards but they might genually love each other and their marriage might be legit (for Hollywood standards). Just my opinion as I don’t see the need for continues cynicism and wistful thinking of fail of their relationship.

    • tikatab says:

      I think it’s because she seems (for lack of a better word) so basic. Yes she is beautiful, she is a young beautiful girl, but johnny depp always tried to give off the impression he’s above all those cliches, alternative, thoughtful, the type of guy who loves you for your mind. Now there’s a feeling of artificiality to the image he’s been trying to sell us. They push so hard to make her look ‘different’ in interviews usually highlighting that she’s ‘bisexual’ *GASPS* as if that some how gives her substance. Externally she looks like nothing more than a sports car to his midlife crisis.

      • Eve says:

        I agree but this is a guy who also dated and was engage 💍 to Kate Moss for years and she is hardly know for her intellectual mind lol. Plus, to me Jonny Depp was always the type of hippy hipster that tried to come off more intellectual and deep then he really was so personally I am not that surprised by their relationship.

        Ps. Sorry for the terrible spelling, tapping quickly on a small phone is not ideal.

      • aga says:

        The problem with Amber is that she can’t herself in the interviews. She has to learn it,
        the fiasco with comming out as bisexual left her very wary now.
        Depp was also very awkward at the beginning and for many he was only pretty face.
        And Vanessa P. also isn’t the most intelligent woman.

      • tikatab says:

        haha no it’s fine i’m a terrible speller too! You’re right Kate Moss doesn’t seem like the sharpest tool in the shed. I guess Johnny is all smoke and mirrors (and scarves) 😉

      • laura in LA says:

        tikatab, don’t forget the rings and tattoos!

  9. Anon says:

    Johnny is worth an estinated 450 mil so even if he did gave Vanessa 150 mil(although I really doubt it) there is no way he is in need of money.Despite the flops he still gets paid around 15mil per movie,let alone the Alice in Wonderland sequel,a sequel to a movie that made 1billion.I think he is selling the house in France cause it’s useless now and I bet it costed a lot to him just to own it.Even if he does spend a lot for Amber there is no way he is facing problems.Just do the math.And to tell the truth Amber doesn’t really look like she spends thousands on clothes and accesorries judging by her casual style.And the story comes from Star so there is no need to say more.Also I don’t think anyone can bet on a marriage without knowing the people involved but they are about to complete 4 years together later this year so I wouldn’t be surprised if they lasted more than people expect them to, because they already did.Just for the record right now they are in Thailand,probably having the honeymoon they couldn’t have earlier cause of work.They seem to be doing just fine.

  10. Cherry says:

    Jezus Christ, can you believe how sexist that Star Magazine article is…? Look, I understand there’s something fishy about a young starlet marrying a 50 yo crazy-rich film star, but come on, it’s like they don’t even acknowledge that Amber is an actual person, but rather some kind of silly new toy Johnny got himself. She ‘doesn’t come cheap’? Can you actually say that about a person? ‘Their entire relationship consists of him spoiling her’? What about her part of the relationship, is she just a passive object of affection? ‘She can easily blow through her designated monthly allowance’- Wait, she has an allowance? What is this, the 1960s? Also, this crap about Amber taking the sole blame for that dog-smuggling fiasco is infuriating. Apparently she’s a completely passive entity within their relationship, unless something awkward happens, then she can take the blame and her husband remains scot-free.

    • Shannon1972 says:

      Not to mention that their go-to takedown for male stars is *always* that they are going broke – as if it’s the ultimate insult. This article makes me angry on so many levels…I know next to nothing about Amber Heard other than what is posted on this website. However, they make her sound like a brainless barbie doll.

      Wow, the tabs are really gunning for women these days…

      • jen2 says:

        The tabs ALWAYS gun for women. Men are victims of selfish, bitchy, screaming, mean shrews who spend their money, make them cry, force them to sell their houses and/or get pregnant to trap them.

    • Elisa the I. says:

      @cheery: you just made an excellent point.

  11. Ankhel says:

    Why would he near bankrupt himself giving Vanessa 150 million dollars? They weren’t even married. That doesn’t sound right. Surely, he’d have to provide for his kids, but not Vanessa?

    • jinni says:

      I doubt JD is so selfish that he wouldn’t give her a portion of the money that he earned while she was taking care of their kids and providing a stable home for him. I don’t know if he gave her that much, but I’m sure he gave her a sizable chunk. Even though they weren’t married, they were together for 14 years.

      • cici says:

        Vanessa was also the one telling him to take the Pirates role. So Johnny wouldn’t have been making the big bucks last decade without her.

    • Gigi says:

      He payed Vanessa out to be able to move on with Amber.

  12. Talie says:

    I highly doubt he gave Vanessa $150 million — I highly doubt he is even that liquid to begin with. These net worths are always really exaggerated.

  13. kibbles says:

    Star isn’t a reliable source, but it is very plausible that JD is blowing through his fortune. That is the price many of these idiotic rich people pay to live an extremely lavish lifestyle with a spouse young enough to be their child or grandchild. When you factor in taxes on multiple million dollar properties, private jets, maintenance on those properties including an entire freaking island, legal fees, luxury yachts and vehicles, private chefs, private trainers, and thousands of dollars in shopping each month, even a multimillionaire could go broke after a few bad investments and a career downturn. I do not feel sorry for these people at all. No one needs his own private island. One or two mansions are enough. Greed and stupidity have been the undoing of many celebrities.

    • aga says:

      The private island was only one property he bought after the Pirate. His lifestyle hasn’t been changed after Amber, he even sold the yacht 2 years ago.

  14. Eleonor says:

    Are you saying she has married him for his money ??? Are you saying she is madly in love with his fame and his bank account?
    How astonishing.

  15. Bread and Circuses says:

    If you can afford to give your ex $150 million, then the amount of money your girlfriend racks up in legal fees and shopping sprees is probably a drop in the bucket.

    Or not. It’s not like I’ve got any experience with living like that! So, maybe he is strapped for cash, but the story sounds made-up entirely, so I doubt it.

  16. NGBoston says:

    Laughing out loud at Eleonor’s comment. Bwwwaaa hahahahah

  17. kri says:

    I am in the sads for a brief moment, because I remember the old Johnny. Get it together, dude.

    • Shambles says:

      And you he wouldn’t have to spend a fortune to keep Winona around… #winoforever #neverlettinggo #heavybreathing
      On a serious note, I’m right there with you, Kri. I’m passionately in love with 90s Johnny, so present-day Johnny gives me the sads too.

    • Tate says:

      I am starting to have a hard time remembering old Johnny. Present Johnny is taking over. 🙁

  18. snarkity says:

    GAH!! I don’t understand how virtually all of the hot guys from the 80s & 90s are looking raggedy in their early 50s? Only Rob Lowe seems to be well preserved. Keanu gets a pass from me, still hot. But Johnny, Brad, Sean, Kiefer? Val Kilmer, Russell Crowe, Charlie Sheen? Not hot, but not even super old. Plus they all look like their mouths are super stinky. WTH? Tom Cruise doesn’t look as old but Scientology automatically makes him totally un-hot. I just don’t get it, sad.

    The running out of money stories make me laugh. Like that dog thing is going to bankrupt him. And if Johnny Depp is running out of money, people like LeAnn Rimes better be pooping her pants right about now.

  19. mmm says:

    Even with his box office missteps, according to Forbes his salary the past year was U$30 million. There’s no way he goes broke even if Amber buys a diamond every day.
    Oh, they are in Thailand now.

    • Gigi says:

      Take off taxes, costs for his LA compound, the island, flights on a private plane, security and you won’t have much left of the 30 million.

  20. iheartjacksparrow says:

    The article says he “agreed” to do another POTC because he needs cash. He just didn’t wake up one morning, say he’ll do another POTC, and the cameras start to roll. Those types of movies are in pre-production for years. I think they worked on a script for two or three years. Obviously he was on board with the project before the first draft was written.

  21. Cindy says:

    Some brilliant CB poster about a year ago? or something? whenever Depp and Amber first got together, and Amber was posing really hard on some red carpet wrote-

    “work it girl! work it like the rent is due!”
    I peed my pants a little laughing at that one. And now when I see Amber, that’s all I can think!

  22. Veronica says:

    I doubt the money situation is that severe, but I’m willing to bet Paradis took a hefty chunk of change during the split…which seems fair considering how long they were together and the fact that the children seem to primarily stay with her.

    As for them as a couple …I think they’ll both get exactly what they deserve out of it.

  23. miraclemama says:

    ain’t no fool like an old fool!

  24. LAK says:

    So predictable……

  25. MerlinsWife says:

    Didn’t he have the island pre-Amber? Hasn’t he always been extravagant? Why are his (supposed) money problems her fault?