Amber Heard and Johnny Depp have been splitting up since before they were married – or so the tabloids would have us believe. What is really going on with all those divorce rumours?
Johnny Depp met Amber Heard when he was still officially with Vanessa Paradis. Amber was with Tasya van Ree at the time. Whilst Johnny had had a 13-year relationship and two kids with Vanessa, Amber had been with Tasya for three years.
That was in 2011.
Both relationships ended in June 2012 and the relationship of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard officially began. Some call it a December-May relationship, even though Johnny is 52 and Amber is 29. He could be her father, but not her grandfather.
Somehow these two fell in love and have been together ever since. But to be sure, Johnny didn’t leave Vanessa for Amber. Their relationship had been strained for a few years already and according to him it hadn’t been easy.
In fact, Johnny had been linked to several women, most notably his publicist, before announcing his separation and subsequent relationship with Amber.
But it is probably fair to say that Amber left Tasya for Johnny.
From then on the two were practically inseparable. Many seemed incredulous at this unlikely couple, but the two stuck it out. They both worked on separate projects since meeting on The Rum Diary. But they made sure to share the red carpet for their various premiers and other events.
Amber is said to have developed a close relationship to Johnny’s kids with Vanessa as well and the four have been photographed together on more than one occasion.
Still, the announcement of their engagement early in 2014 came as a surprise. Johnny had only been married once before, way back in the 80s for about two years. After never marrying Vanessa, with whom he had been for 14 years, it came as a surprise that he would marry Amber after less than three years together.
This February, then, they married.
And divorce rumours didn’t take long to make the rounds. For one thing, the two are apparently constantly bickering. They are reported to be fighting about anything, but then they immediately make up again. Is that healthy? Perhaps not, but if it works for them, so be it.
But there are also rumours that the couple is plagued by jealousy. It’s said that Amber is jealous because of Johnny’s female fans, of which he has plenty. Apparently she also made him sell his yacht, which he had bought for ex Vanessa.
On the other hand Johnny was afraid of Amber’s close bond with ex Tasya that had him worried even before they were married. Or so it is said. It was claimed that Johnny had permitted Amber to remain friends with Tasya, but was seriously doubting his decision. One mustn’t forget, however, that Amber is a seriously independent spirit and would never allow anyone to permit her to see someone or not. Their relationship is more likely to break apart over Johnny forbidding Amber to see someone than her cheating on him.
Currently it doesn’t look as if the two are headed for divorce. Rumours aside, there is no indication in their public behaviour that would support any of the many claims.
But will their union last? Only if both make a calculated effort. But they are very different people at different stages in their life. Their age difference doesn’t help and neither do their careers, especially as Amber’s is getting busier.
Let’s see if they make it to their first wedding anniversary and we’ll talk again.