Amber Heard & Vito Schnabel are happening now, they’re making out in public

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CB tends to cover Heidi Klum’s relationships and love dramas, which means I’ve never really gotten a chance to ask myself: who is Vito Schnabel, really? Vito dated Heidi Klum off-and-on for years. Heidi got with him when he was in his 20s and she was “the older woman.” Heidi and Vito are currently “off” (and she banging some other young piece), which freed Vito up to apparently start something Amber Heard. So, I’ll ask again: who is Vito Schnabel, really? He’s known as the son of artist Julian Schnabel, so we know nepotism is a factor. We also know him as Heidi Klum’s ex-boyfriend now. I looked at his sparse Wiki and he’s, like, known for being an “art curator” and maybe doing some stuff with galleries? I ask because I don’t think he really has a job, and I think he just attaches himself to wealthy, famous women. And Amber Heard is the latest:

Amber Heard has moved on from her star-crossed romance with billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk to art world jet-setter Vito Schnabel, Page Six has exclusively learned. We’re told that the actress and the international art gallerist — who recently split from model Heidi Klum — were spotted getting extra cozy at sceney eatery Sant Ambroeus in the West Village last week.

“It was Vito and that sultry Amber Heard,” a spy told Page Six. “They locked lips during breakfast. Amber then took off carrying a paper bag filled with luscious pastries.”

Heard, 32, and Schnabel, 31, were first photographed together in the back seat of an SUV this month before she jetted off to the Cannes Film Festival. Schnabel declined to comment on the relationship when we reached out about the PDA-packed date. Heard’s rep didn’t get back to us.

[From Page Six]

Page Six points out that Vito not only dated Heidi Klum for years, he also allegedly dated Demi Moore, Liv Tyler and Elle Macpherson. Huh. What’s the appeal for someone like Amber Heard? I truly don’t even believe that Amber is broken up over the fact that Elon Musk has a new girlfriend (GRIMES!) nor do I think Amber is the kind of woman who can’t be alone. I think it’s more like… she views herself as someone very arty and intellectual, and maybe she thinks Vito is her equal? Except that I kind of think he might be a jobless gigolo?

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Heidi Klum, Vito Schnabel

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  1. Slowsnow says:

    Vito Schnabel has an art gallery in St Moritz and a project space in NY. He is an art dealer, basically. Nothing mysterious about that. Rich kid with a famous dad selling art.

    • QueenB says:

      But there are loads of these guys and most look a lot better than him. Whats mysterious is how he always hooks up with succesful, beautyful, 30+ women.

      • mamacita says:

        maybe he’s a good lover too? there has to be some draw. maybe he’s attentive in ways that other guys weren’t for some of these high profile women.

      • Slowsnow says:

        Sorry, I must seem very blasé but working in that milieu myself I see it all the time. Power & money is a very sexy combination for young and beautiful women. But in the arts these men are also usually knowledgeable and with access to artist’s studios, museum directors and patrons. They have stories to tell and put up this interesting persona because, well, they are wealthy and they are men. Also, they are genuinely more artistic than your average business man but still economically stable. Jackpot. Call it the art patriarchy if you will.

      • Esmom says:

        Slowsnow, thank you for the detailed response. Fascinating. I could not for the life of me see his appeal but now I (sorta) get it.

      • Snowflake says:

        I still don’t see his appeal. So fugly

      • Margaret says:

        The caliber of his dad’s star power is one of the very top living artists. So Vito is on another level by proxy, too. He’s not just some rich kid with an artist dad. He’s a rich art kid with the biggest, most famous, money earning, top museums art dad.

      • Ankhel says:

        Enormous schnabel. Has to be it.

      • bbn says:


        That still doesn’t explain how he got them to find out about it in the first place.

    • Ama says:

      @Ankhel: your comment made my day!!! :-D

  2. savu says:

    SHADY. Calling it now.

  3. outoftheshadows says:

    I am living for the anonymous spy and his/her love of luscious pastries. What writing.

    • elle says:

      Me, too!! I suspect that this “spy” works for the purveyor of the pastries.

    • savu says:

      Right?! Quite the gazer!

    • Esmom says:

      I know, right? That is some old school gossip writing right there.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      LOL! The luscious pastries stood out to me as well. I’m like, no go back and describe what kind of pastry! How many?

    • Whocares says:

      LOL – Definitely one of Amber Heard’s spies! She’s got someone working in the gossip rags and it’s the same person who already slammed Johnny Depp. They’ll get bit by Karma the same way Amber Heard has it coming to her! So laughable!

  4. Lala says:

    He’s like the modern day Prince Aly Khan…KNOWN for hooking up with famous beautiful women….

  5. Kitten says:

    She dates the grossest guys, I swear.

  6. Shazbot says:

    “luscious pastries” LOL

    • Lala says:

      Actually…I was MORE interested in THOSE…than THEM!!!!

      • Pandy says:

        Totally! Having consumed an absolutely WONDERFUL almond croissant yesterday I was wondering what Amber purchased.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I freaking LOVE almond croissants!

        My favorite restaurant used to be about 30 mins away from me, but they just opened a new location in my area. It’s a french bistro and I had a ham and cheese croissant there on Thursday and I can’t stop day dreaming about it. Le sigh.

    • Snowflake says:

      That cracked me up too

  7. Meg says:

    I think she hooked up with Vito to make Musk jealous. Remember that video when she made out with some random guy in Australia? Meh…I think she’s not too smart …she doesn’t know how to play the game.

    • Jussie says:

      Yep. That was also a Page Six exclusive, as was her date with Sean Penn.

    • Frizzy and frazzled says:

      Eh, probably after Depp she noped out of the game. Elon reads like a toxic combination of nerd and jerk.

  8. Amelie says:

    He’s an art dealer. You aren’t going to hear much about him unless you are subscribed to the art news online newspapers like Artnet, Artnews, and that kind of thing. I get them because of work and I don’t read them cover to cover and I can’t tell you how much drama happens in the art world. Examples: the Met just got a new director and it is no longer pay whatever you want, they have fixed pricing for out of towners which caused a huge uproar here in NYC since it has always been donation based admission. The guy who created the iconic “LOVE” sculptures (in fact there is one of them just outside my office) just died this past weekend and his estate is in dispute etc. Don’t know about Vito Schnabel but he’s in the art world, there is sure to be gossip about him, especially since he is Julian Schnabel’s son. The art world (museums, art galleries, art dealers, art auctions etc.) makes Hollywood gossip look so pedestrian in comparison (though they do often intersect).

    • Bella bella says:

      Robert Indiana died? I mix him up with Milton Glaser with that LOVE sculpture.

    • Suki says:

      Every sphere has it’s gossip. I won’t say which sphere I work in, just in case I out myself (not famous or anything near that) but the drama is ridiculous.

  9. Jussie says:

    There’s been a ton of extremely obvious blinds about Elon Musk (that could not be more clearly coming from Amber’s camp) ever since they broke up in February. Nothing ‘bad’, but she’s definitely trying to embarrass him by talking about their sex life, his hair transplant etc. She was also pretty messy on social media the day after the Met Gala, liking comments from her friends that were shady towards Grimes.

    So, yeah, I think she is really bothered Musk has moved on. They actually broke up and got together again far more times than they made public (seriously, we’re talking 5/6 times just in that short period they were ‘broken up’) and I think she thought she could always get him back whenever she wanted.

    The last time he was seen out with another woman, Page Six immediately had a story about her being on a date with Sean Penn. This time she’s immediately seen with Vito. I think she is trying to make a point, but it’s just not been very effective since she’s using ham hocks and trust fund kids to do it.

    • Gurl says:

      She was already with this guy for the MET Gala, they were papped together the morning after before she departed to Cannes. Nice try tho!

      • Jussie says:

        Erm, I know. That was my point? That she’s making her hook-ups public *immediately* after Musk is seen with anyone new. The photos with Vito were the third time that’s happened.

        Do you really think the paps (it was multiple agencies) were just randomly following Vito’s town car around that morning?

    • Affirmation says:

      Musk deserves it. Just read he funds some project using animals for experimental brain surgery. Creep!

  10. Clare says:

    What on Earth is going on with her face in the header photo? Tweaking or is it the Croydon lift effect?

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      LOL, looks like a Croyden lift to me- I’ve got mild one going on this morning, myself.😂

  11. Ali says:

    What the hell is luscious pastries? Also, her face looks different.

  12. MissMarierose says:

    He looks older than 31.

  13. poppy says:

    was she buzzed when she wrote that press release?

    i doubt most of the aforementioned starlets will ever have schnabel levels of wealth. he might be a player but he has his own money, with more to come, which means he is NOT a gigilo.

  14. Harryg says:

    She resembles Joan Crawford.

  15. Gremlin says:

    This is a link to really, really close up photo that is not photoshopped of Amber at Cannes in the Black Dress pictured above.

    I have the exact same problem going on under my eyes. Mine came from being convinced to get botox on my lower lash line. It made my under eye area develop bags and along with the bags came alot more wrinkles. I also developed orange peel texture skin from an IPL laser.

    Actually, here’s a better one showing the under eye bags. This truly is exactly what my under eyes looked like after Botox on lower lash line.

    I know there’s alot of controversy about those topics and whether botox and or lasers can genuinely cause damage. But in my own, personal, opinion that’s what caused my damage. Because I didn’t have those issues prior to getting those 2 things done. To me, just the addition of the really bad eye bags and wrinkles made such a huge impact on my entire look. I do feel like it made me look really different and seems like that’s what makes Amber look so different too.

    In any event, Amber’s skin and under eye area look like she had some bad skin care treatments or maybe she just hasn’t been taking care of her skin lately. But doesn’t look like she’s had any major plastic surgery to me.

    Her blotchy, uneven blush on one cheek seems especially indicative of rough skin texture.

    • Kitten says:

      Are those pictures doctored or are they real? Surprised because I always thought she had perfect, milky skin…But to be fair, that is also really harsh daytime lighting in these pics–almost nobody looks good in that kind of light.

      I’m sorry you had bad effects from botox and laser. I’ve wanted to do laser forever but I always chicken out because of the horror stories I’ve heard. Your botox should wear off soon, right?

      Anyway, just remember that how we see ourselves is usually far harsher and more critical than how others see us. I’m sure you are still beautiful.

      • Gremlin says:

        @kitten @Lena I know RIGHT?! I also thought she had immaculate skin. She does look actually human/normal now lol. I still tend to think she did have immaculate skin in the past. The texture and bags seem to be a recent development.

        I don’t think the pics I linked to are doctored. If you Google “amber heard Sorry Angel cannes” you’ll see several photos where the eye bags and wrinkles are clearly evident. She either didn’t have these issues before or maybe in the past she had more money or more influential staff that could request or pay to have her event photos photoshopped.

        @kitten Thank you so much for the kind words!

        I wish there was a definitive way to determine who will react negatively and who won’t to all these anti-aging things. Maybe look into cold lasers, I haven’t researched them in detail but the little I’ve seen, they’re supposed to be safer because they don’t use radio-frequency or intense heat which are 2 things that go deep and therefore can cause damage.

        I had the Botox on the lower lash line years ago, it never corrected itself. Most doctors refuse to admit that, that type of negative effective is real. Only 1 doc told me it ‘could’ happen and stated my under eye muscles were probably too weak too begin with and therefore were never able to recover their strength even when the Botox wore off.

    • Léna says:

      Wow I think I never looked at a celebrity close up and she looks… Human! Normal!
      On my quest to look for more close up pictures of other celebrities

  16. lunchcoma says:

    Amber has such weird taste in men. Also, making out during breakfast is thirsty and annoying.

    I don’t think she’s broken up over Elon Musk, either. I think she may be irritated that he debuted his new relationship at an event that’s kind of in her wheelhouse, but I think the resentment would be over the spotlight than over him.

    • Affirmation says:

      Is Amber on something, I’ve always wondered? She was visiting some “3rd world” country and in every instagram post she was grinning maniacally, leaping into the air, or whatever. She’s very odd.

  17. tearose11 says:

    Why this guy? Just the money and connections? He looks so douchy, maybe Amber’s picker is broken since she seems to have horrible taste in men,

  18. Affirmation says:

    He also briefly dated Demi when she was barely over Kutcher and promptly dumped her, with a bunch of leaks clarifying he was a serious dealer and she’d embarrassed him, when she admittedly acted a bit crazo at Art Basel Miami.

  19. Pati says:

    You forgot the part he is a drug dealer and was arrested last year for possession of drugs. There is!

  20. Vinot says:

    I’m sorry, I’m stuck at ‘luscious pastries’. That quote sounds like a Courtney Stodden tweet.