10+ Facts About Johnny Depp's Past Relationships Fans Should Know


Johnny Depp has been the center of tabloid and media interest for decades, and he's recently been the subject of messy and complicated allegations.

Depp's romantic history is also more complicated than many realize as he has had many partners over the years including some you might not even know about.

Here are 10+ facts about Johnny Depp's past relationships that fans should know.

Johnny Depp is one of the most famous people in the world, and he has been ever since he started making movies.

He rose to fame quickly, which made sense, considering that by acting standards he is one of the most talented actors Hollywood has ever seen.

However, fans weren't only interested in his movies.

People loved watching the news to see who he was dating, for how long, and watched closely to see if they would ever break up.

Johnny Depp's personal life has always been something worth talking about.

Even though his relationships were always in the news, there is still a lot that fans might not know about them!

Luckily, we are here to help with that.

Compiled are some great facts about Depp and his relationships. Let us know which was your favorite to learn about at the end of the article!

1. He got married for the first time in 1983.


Some of Depp's girlfriends and wives have been celebrities, but not all of them were!

The first time Depp got married was to makeup artist Lori Anne Allison when he was just 20 years old. They were married for two years before splitting up.

2. His next relationship was with a *Twin Peaks* star.

Giphy | Twin Peaks on Showtime

After his divorce, Depp dated Sherilyn Fenn from Twin Peaks for three years from 1985 to 1988.

The two met when they were filming an episode of 21 Jump Street, and allegedly got engaged. However, they never ended up getting married.

3. Depp also briefly dated Jennifer Grey.

Depp had many relationships in the '80s that younger audiences might not know about. This includes dating the Dirty Dancing star for a short time.

But their relationship was brief, as they were together for only a few months in the late '80s.

4. He fell for his famous costar, Winona Ryder.


People are more familiar with Depp's relationship with Ryder than some of the other women on this list. They were a HUGE deal.

They met on the set of Edward Scissorhands and became a celeb couple that defined the '90s.

5. During the relationship, Depp got Ryder's name tattooed on his arm.

It definitely made people talk when Depp got the words "Winona Forever" tattooed on his arm while they were dating.

After they broke up, he had the tattoo changed to read "Wino Forever" instead. An interesting choice, but hey, whatever works.

5. Depp is also rumored to have dated Juliette Lewis.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, and Juliette Lewis.
Paramount Pictures | Paramount Pictures

While many of Depp's past relationships were confirmed, there were some cases where neither party ever completely admitted that they were dating.

Depp is reported to have been dating Lewis after they met while filming What's Eating Gilbert Grape? in the early '90s.

6. His four-year relationship to Kate Moss became iconic.

Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder were a huge deal in the early '90s, but when Depp started dating Kate Moss, he made just as many headlines.

They were considered the "It Couple" of the '90s and dated from about 1994 to 1998.

Moss has said in the past that their split was difficult.


While they might have been an edgy, cool couple to fans, Moss has admitted that the relationship had tumultuous moments, especially during their split.

She told Vanity Fair that the breakup was a "nightmare" and that there were "years and years of crying. Oh, the tears!”

7. Despite his breakup with Kate Moss, she has admitted that he was a good boyfriend, and often took care of her.


While the break-up might have been difficult for Moss, she said in the same interview that Depp was always there for her when she needed him.

"There's nobody that's ever really been able to take care of me. Johnny did for a bit...And that's what I missed when I left."

8. His longest relationship so far was with Vanessa Paradis.

After the iconic '90s couple split up, Depp then started dating French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis in 1998.

They were together up until 2012, and this is still the longest relationship that Depp has been in. However, they never got married.

9. Depp said that he fell in love with Vanessa Paradis' back.

Depp and Paradis reportedly met in 1994 while he was still dating Kate Moss. But he fell in love a few years later when he ran across her again. He was struck by the beauty of her back.

While this might be somewhat of a strange feature to fall for, Depp told Rolling Stone, "Whammo, man, across the room, amazing, incredible, awesome. The Back, the Back."

11. Paradis and Depp have two children together.

During their long-running relationship, Depp and Paradis had two children.

They had their daughter, Lily-Rose Melody Depp, in 1999, and their son, John Christopher "Jack" Depp III, a few years later in 2002. Both of their children are adults now.

12. He officially started dating Amber Heard in 2012.


While Depp's relationships have always gotten attention, the most troubling and well-known of them all is his marriage to Amber Heard.

They actually met on the set of The Rum Diary back in 2009, but their relationship didn't officially start until 2012 after his split with Paradis.

13. Heard and Depp got married after about a year of dating.

After dating for over a year, they got engaged in 2014.

They were married in 2015 and had a private ceremony at their home in Los Angeles. Heard filed for divorce in 2016. That was when all the allegations between the two began.

The allegations and court case involving Heard and Depp are still ongoing.

The relationship definitely was not as perfect as it may have seemed at the start, and there is a lot that the two are still going through in their personal lives.

Just recently, Depp was asked to resign from his role as Gellert Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts franchise because of the case.

Do you know any more interesting facts about Johnny Depp's past relationships?


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