Johnny Depp and Amber Heard celebrated their recent engagement with an intimate group of friends and family that gathered at The Carondelet House in Los Angeles on Friday, March 14, 2014. The couple dated for two years and tried to keep the engagement a secret, but the ring was just too big to hide from the paparazzi, so the couple finally confessed to the impending nuptials in January of this year. Depp proposed to Heard on Christmas Eve of 2013.
The 27-year-old Amber Heard, and the 50-year-old Johnny Depp, met while on set filming the movie Rum Diary in 2011. A year after filming the movie the couple went public with their relationship. Between the film ending, and their relationship becoming public, Depp ended his 14 year relationship with Vanessa Paradis, the mother of his two children Lily Rose Depp, 14, and Jack Depp, 11.
Johnny Depp has been tied to many famous models and actresses over the years. The handsome actor was married once before between 1983 and 1985. He was a teenager at the time, and the young bride was a makeup artist by the name of Lori Ann Allison. At the end of his marriage to Allison, Depp met Sherilyn Fenn of Twin Peaks fame. The couple was engaged for a brief time. Depp also dated and became engaged to Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Gray. Following in the “always engaged, never a bride to Johnny Depp” footsteps came Winona Ryder. The couple dated from 1989 to 1993. Depp was so sure about this one he even got a tattoo that said, “Winona Forever” which eventually was turned into “Wino Forever.” Depp then switched to supermodels and dated Kate Moss from 1994 to 1998. Depp finally settled down and spent 14 years with, but never married, singer and model Vanessa Paradis.
Amber was in a previous relationship for four years with photographer Tasya van Ree. Heard has been very open about her sexuality and does not define it in any way, claiming “she loves whom she loves.” Amber grew up in Austin, Texas and dropped out of high school to pursue a career in modeling and acting. She was on the hit show Friday Night Lights and has appeared in several movies including Zombieland with Jesse Eisenberg.
Depp is a movie icon and leading man who first started out as a teen heartthrob in the TV show 21 Jump Street. He has since become a well-respected actor and has been nominated for several acting awards. He’s known for his quirky characters such as Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, and Willy Wonka among others.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard gathered together their closest friends to help celebrate their engagement and their future life together. Rumor has it that Amber is very close to Depp’s children, and they all spend a lot of time together. Until then, Amber and Johnny will be filming another movie together. Amber will be starring in the upcoming feature called, London Fields and Johnny Depp will be making a cameo in the film. The movie is set to be released this year.
By Christina Thompson
Hollywood News Daily