Nothing stays hidden forever and this week “Pineapple Express” actress Amber Heard confirmed to People magazine that she is in fact engaged to “Pirates of the Caribbean” star Johnny Depp. The 27 year old actress had been spotted trying to cover up the diamond ring upon her left hand from the public on Monday while leaving the West Hollywood Ago restaurant with the 50 year old A-lister.
The newly engaged couple met on the set of their film “The Rum Diary” and were first rumoured to be an item at the beginning of 2012 shortly after Depp announced his split from Vanessa Paradis. Depp met the French actress and singer Paradis while filming Roman Polanski’s “The Ninth Gate” and the two were together for fourteen years prior to announcing their split in June of 2012 following months of media speculation. Paradis gave birth to two children during their time together, Lily-Rose, 14, and Jack, 11 though the couple never got married nor engaged. Depp had previously been married to longtime girlfriend and makeup artist Lori Anna Allison for two years. Depp has also been engaged to actresses Jennifer Grey, Sherilyn Fenn and perhaps most famously, Winona Ryder. Depp had even gotten “WINONA FOREVER” tattooed across his right arm before deciding to change it to “WINO FOREVER” following their breakup. Though Depp has been engaged many times before, he’s yet to make it back to the alter since his first time with Lori Anna Allsion.
Heard, who came out as a bisexual in 2010 at GLAAD’s 25th anniversary event, had been in a three-year long relationship with Hawaiian artist and photographer Tasya van Ree before she and Depp shared the screen together. On her sexuality she told the Metro in 2011 “I don’t label myself one way or another — I have had successful relationships with men and now a woman. I love who I love; it’s the person that matters.”
Despite the fact that Depp’s nearly twice Heard’s age, a source has told People magazine that the couple couldn’t be happier or more excited to spend the rest of their lives together with Heard developing a close relationship with Depp’s children. Reportedly, Amber has taken very well to the kids and very much enjoys spending time with them. Heard has even gone on private shopping dates with Lily for some bonding time.
Heard had reportedly told close friends the news prior to it leaking to the public. Friends said that Johnny in fact popped the question quite “a while ago.” “She just didn’t wear the ring” they added.
The soon-to-be married couple are set to appear together on screen once again in the upcoming film London Fields directed by Mathew Cullen. Heard will star as Nicola Six, a woman living with a dark premonition of her impending death by murder. She begins a tangled love affair with three uniquely different men, one of whom she knows will be her murderer. It is not know whether or not Depp will play one of the three men Heard finds herself romantically linked to in the film.
By Benjamin Murray