Johnny Depp’s relationship with Amber Heard ended up embroiled in a nasty legal battle and a $ 50 million libel trial in May 2022.
But the “Aquaman” actress is a far cry from Depp’s first Hollywood romance, as he dated some of the biggest names from the 1980s to today.
Check out the actor’s dating history with ex-wives, girlfriends, and girlfriends.
Lori Anne Allison Allison, Depp’s first wife, is often credited with starting her career.
Depp married his first wife, makeup artist Lori Anne Allison, in 1983 at the age of 20. Allison, who is six years his senior, met the future star through her brother, who played in a band called Kids with Depp, according to Rolling Stone.
Many credit Allison for kicking off Depp’s career, when she introduced the budding star to Nicolas Cage, who in turn introduced him to his own agent, who took on Depp and secured him an audition. for “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” his first on-screen role in 1984.
The couple separated in 1985 but remain on good terms, with Allison telling TMZ in 2016 that Depp is a “soft person” who has never beaten or yelled at her, despite Heard’s allegations.
Sherilyn Fenn Depp dated actress Sherilyn Fenn after her first divorce. sherriisme / Instagram
Depp met his next partner, actress Sherilyn Fenn, while shooting a 1985 short film called “Dummies”.
The pair continued dating for three years, teaming up again in 1987 on an episode of “21 Jump Street”. According to Brides.com, they were even engaged.
While the couple separated the following year, like Allison, Fenn had nothing but great things to say about her ex in the following years.
“It was very sweet. It was my first love, ”she told The Big Issue in 2017.“ I had found true love. He was with someone who was walking the same path, but even if he wasn’t, the love and connection were strong enough: cooking, hanging out, laughing and crying. So it’s more about that than that he’s now this famous person. I know him as a human being, not as a movie star ”.
Jennifer Gray Gray was engaged to Depp and Matthew Broderick at the same time. Ron Galella Collection via Getty
“Dirty Dancing” actress Jennifer Gray began dating the star in 1989, with Gray claiming in her 2022 memoir, “Out of the Corner,” that he proposed to her within two weeks of meeting. his agent at the time.
During a May 2022 visit to “The Drew Barrymore Show,” Gray also revealed that she was engaged to the actor – as well as Matthew Broderick – in the same month.
While she described Depp as “ridiculously handsome” and “surprisingly open, funny, quirky and sweet” on their first date, she added that he later developed issues with anger and jealousy, leading her to cancel the engagement after just nine months together.
Winona Ryder Depp fell in love at first sight with her “Edward Scissorhands” co-star. WireImage
Depp fell in love with his next love, Winona Ryder, after seeing her at the premiere of Ryder’s 1989 film “Great Balls of Fire”.
“It was a classic glance, like the zoom lenses in ‘West Side Story’, and everything else gets hazy. I knew then, ”Depp told Rolling Stone in 1991.
They would eventually meet months later through a mutual friend and go on to star in the 1990 film, “Edward Scissorhands.”
During their high profile courtship, Depp got his now famous “Winona Forever” tattoo on his bicep.
While the couple broke up in 1993, leading Depp to modify his tattoo to read “Wino Forever,” Ryder still speaks fondly of their time together and even testified on his behalf during his UK libel trial against The Sun, who eventually lost.
Ellen Barkin Depp briefly dated Barkin in both 1994 and 1998. WireImage
Depp’s date with actress Ellen Barkin began in 1994 while she was separated from her then-husband, Irish actor Gabriel Byrne. They dated briefly in front of the public eye before things faded, only to start a non-exclusive relationship in 1998 while filming “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” together.
According to Depp, Barkin still holds a “grudge” because he never wanted to formalize things between them, as he testified against him in his trial in the UK, claiming he once threw her a bottle of wine.
“A sexual element started with Ms. Barkin that lasted for months on and off just because she was shooting the movie I was shooting at the time,” Depp said, adding that “she wanted a fair relationship with me and I didn’t want it. “A
Kate Moss Kate Moss says she went through “years of crying” after her split from Depp.WireImage
Depp and model Kate Moss began dating in late 1994 after meeting famous Vanity Fair writer George Wayne.
The mating would prove tumultuous, as Depp was arrested that year for causing nearly $ 10,000 in damage to a hotel room, with Moss found sitting in the rubble by police.
Despite the busy evening, the couple lasted until 1998.
Moss has since shared how hard the separation was for her, saying it led to “years of crying” for the “City of Lies” actor.
Vanessa Paradis Depp shares two children with Paradis. Getty Images
Depp began dating his next long-term love, Vanessa Paradis, in 1998 after her split from Moss and a brief romance with Barkin.
French singer Paradis met Depp while filming Roman Polanski’s “The Ninth Gate” in Paris and went on to date for 14 years.
The couple welcomed daughter Lily-Rose in 1999 and son Jack in 2002.
The couple decided to step down in 2012, with Depp telling Rolling Stone about their breakup: “It wasn’t easy. [Paradis]. It wasn’t easy for me. It wasn’t easy for the kids. It does not stop the fact that you take care of that person, that I am the mother of your children, and you always know each other, and you will always be in the life of the other thanks to those children ”.
Amber Heard Depp and Amber Heard are currently going to war in court. WireImage
Depp began stirring rumors about dating Amber Heard in 2011 after the couple met in the 2009 film “Rum Diaries.”
The couple got married in 2015 on the private Caribbean island of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star.
Their marriage was apparently doomed from the start, with Depp allegedly joking that “now I can punch her” at his best man as they walked from ceremony to reception on his wedding day.
Depp denied ever physically assaulting Heard and repeatedly accused the “Aquaman” actress of being abusive herself.
Heard eventually filed for divorce, which was finalized in 2016. In May 2022, the couple were involved in a defamation lawsuit filed by Depp against Heard for $ 50 million.