“I used to be getting a Coke,” Depp recalled to the Rolling Stone in January 1991 of their first encounter. “It was a basic look, like, the zoom lenses in West Aspect Story, and every part else will get foggy.”
Inside months, the actors had been engaged and costarring in 1990’s Edward Scissorhands, which helped enhance each of their careers. Whereas Ryder was solely 17 when she met Depp, she knew he was one thing particular.
“I had my first actual relationship with Johnny, a fiercely deep love that I don’t know that I’ll ever [have again],” the Heathers star instructed Cinema.com in 2001. “The primary love is like that isn’t it? I don’t know immediately. It was an actual wild time again then.”
The twosome referred to as off their engagement after three years. Following their breakup, Depp famously switched his “Winona perpetually” tattoo to “Wino forever.” He didn’t, nonetheless, remorse getting his ex’s title inked on his physique.
“It’s not there. We’ve break up up,” the 21 Soar Road actor mentioned throughout a 1993 look on Australia Tonight. “I feel these items, to me — these tattoos, for me — are a journal. I put on my journal. Although we’re not collectively anymore, it doesn’t take away the honesty of the second once I obtained the tattoo. I don’t remorse that tattoo in any respect, in reality, it’s part of my previous.”
The Stranger Things star and the Kentucky native every moved on since their break up, however Ryder has by no means made it down the aisle.
“I’m a serial monogamist,” the Girl, Interrupted actress instructed Net-a-Porter’s The Edit in July 2016. “I used to be single for some time and relationship and … I simply didn’t know the best way to do it! I’ve all the time been like that. … However marriage? I don’t know.”
Ryder revealed that she’d “quite by no means have been married than been divorced just a few occasions,” noting that her mother and father’ lengthy marriage set a “actually excessive normal.” The Minnesota native has been in a relationship with designer Scott Mackinlay Hahn since 2011.
Depp, for his half, was with Vanessa Paradis for 14 years earlier than their 2012 break up. The exes share two kids: Lily-Rose and Jack. He went on to marry Amber Heard in 2015, however they break up lower than two years later.
Heard accused Depp of home abuse in 2016, acquiring a brief restraining order towards him. After their divorce was finalized, she wrote an op-ed piece for The Washington Put up in 2018 detailing her expertise as a survivor — with out utilizing Depp’s title in he article. (The Sweeney Todd actor then sued his ex-wife in for defamation associated to the piece and the trial began in April 2022.)
“I can solely communicate from my very own expertise, which was wildly totally different than what’s being mentioned,” Ryder instructed Time magazine in June 2016. “He was by no means, by no means that manner towards me. By no means abusive in any respect towards me. I solely know him as a extremely good, loving, caring man who may be very, very protecting of the those who he loves.”
Throughout Depp’s libel trial in July 2020 — he unsuccessfully sued The Sun for slander amid abuse claims — Ryder once more spoke out in favor of her ex-fiancé.
“I really and truthfully solely know him as a extremely good man — an extremely loving, extraordinarily caring man who was so very protecting of me and the those who he loves, and I felt so very, very protected with him,” she said in a statement read in court on the time. “I don’t wish to name anybody a liar however from my expertise of Johnny, it’s inconceivable to imagine that such horrific allegations are true. I discover it extraordinarily upsetting, understanding him as I do.”
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