Radar Online reports the rumors were true about ‘The Rum Diary’ co-stars Johnny Depp and Amber Heard dating. However, once news of the relationship went public, things apparently cooled off between the duo. Radar Online’s source claimed Johnny and Amber kept things quiet since Johnny hadn’t announced his split from Vanessa Paradis and Amber had only just gone public with her relationship with Tasya van Ree. The source said:
“Johnny and Amber were definitely involved. They definitely had chemistry carried over from the set. Amber quietly split from Tasya around the same time Johnny was secretly separated from Vanessa, so the timing was just right. They were hooking up for months — way before he publicly announced that he and Vanessa had split up. They did a really good job of keeping their relationship on the down low for a while, especially since many people assumed that Amber was only into girls.”
But once Johnny and Vanessa did announce their split, the scrutiny Amber fell under was too much for her.
“Amber has never wanted that sort of attention. She prides herself on being free-thinking and independent — not some homewrecker trying to sleep her way to the top. As soon as the media started publicizing the romance, she told Johnny that she needed some space.
“The crazy thing was that Johnny actually split from Vanessa at the end of last year, so she didn’t break them up, but because they didn’t announce their relationship was over until June, people were painting her as some kind of scarlet lady, which she is far from being. She really likes Johnny, but she doesn’t like the drama,” the source continues. “She isn’t really sure what is going to happen with them, but just wants the attention to cool down before anything progresses.”
What a mess! I can understand keeping things quiet: Johnny and Vanessa were probably trying to give their kids time to adjust to their parents’ split without having to deal with the added stress of publicity. Yet I don’t blame Amber for being unsettled by all the attention, either. Well, Johnny and Amber are still talking, so they may be able to overcome this.
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