Johnny Depp’s Past Relationships: A Look Back

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp is off the market again as he recently announced his engagement to actress Amber Heard.  Depp’s romantic resume is not as nearly as long as his career resume, but it is impressive for an actor at his age. The actor was married once before in the 1980s and since had a long string of failed Hollywood romances with a variety of actresses and models. A look back at some of Johnny Depp’s past relationships include British model Kate Moss, Edward Scissorhands co-star Winona Ryder, and French actress Vanessa Paradis.

Johnny Depp’s first noted relationship was his marriage to Lori Anne Allison. He first met the makeup artist when he was 17 and in  a rock band. Although she was about six years older than him, he was quick to purpose to her. The subsequent engagement was a long one.  Depp didn’t get married until late 1983.  The two were not even married for two years before splitting in 1985. Depp’s dreams of living the life of a rock star were shot down when his band failed to get signed. He soon met actor Nicolas Cage, who urged him to get into acting which eventually led him to his first movie A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Despite his first failed attempt at marriage, Depp got engaged two more times in the late 80s to actresses Jennifer Grey and Sherilynn Finn. He first got engaged to Finn and their engagement lasted about two years before both stars decided to call it quits. The primary reason behind their relationship’s demise was conflicting work schedules. Depp quickly started dating Grey and subsequently got engaged. Not surprisingly, that relationship did not make it past the second year.

One of Johnny Depp’s most memorable past relationships was his engagement to Winona Ryder. He first met Ryder when filming the romantic comedy Edward Scissorhands. Although she was eight years his junior, he was enamored enough by the young actress that he got her name tattooed on him. Unfortunately, that relationship did not last and engagement number four never made it down the aisle. Shortly after that, he met model Kate Moss. This relationship was one of the more serious and volatile of all his relationships. He got into a huge fight with Moss and subsequently tore up a motel room. When the couple finally broke up, Depp was heartbroken.

It did not take long for him to find another relationship. He met actress/singer Vanessa Paradis in 1998. The duo formed a strong bond, and although they never got engaged, they had two children: Lily-Rose and John Christopher (Jack). The couple stayed together for 12 years and purchased two homes together.  After Johnny Depp started to get back into acting, his relationship started to crumble. There were numerous reports of Depp and Paradis splitting up, but the couple did not officially break up until 2013. Shortly after that breakup, Depp had a new girlfriend, his Rum Diary co-star Amber Heard. Despite the 23-year-age gap and pressing rumors Heard was the other woman, the unlikely duo is going on strong!

by Anna Peel


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