Johnny Depp. He's the sexy rebel who has made us swoon for years. We love his bad boy ways and have never expected the expected from him. So news of the 50-year-old's (I know, hard to believe he's 50!) "dating pact" with current girlfriend Amber Heard, 27, isn't necessarily surprising. It just feels doomed for disaster.
First there were reports that Heard was getting fed up with Johnny 'smothering' her. Reportedly the tanking of The Lone Ranger had Johnny bummed out, and he was leaning too hard on her, driving her crazy. Now, Look magazine is reporting that Depp, willing to do anything to keep her, has laid out a very liberal "dating pact" that allows her to dip into the bisexual pool that she frequented before she and Depp became an item about 14 months ago (Heard previously dated photographer Tasya van Ree for four years).
A "source close to the couple" said:
Johnny always knew this aspect of her life was important and he says as long as she makes it clear he’s her number one, she can do whatever she likes. It’s liberating for both of them. They are both very honest and open with each other and this pact has just made them stronger as a couple.
One of the stipulations is reportedly that she must tell him who she's with and what they're doing. AND that she must limit her extra affairs to women only.
Amber’s always been honest with Johnny and told him from the start that she can’t change who she is, and that she’ll always be interested in women as well as men. He has now promised her it’s fine if she has someone on the side, as long as they’re the same sex.
IF it's true (I'm skeptical that he'd really reveal something so personal), it all sounds so modern and accepting. We know monogamy certainly doesn't always have the best record, and if it works for them, then great. I just don't see how it will.
He seems to adore her, and she wants more. While there's usually one partner in a relationship who likes the other a little more, this seems bigger than that. His "pact" seems like a desperate move to try and keep her when she may not want to be kept. I hope it works out for them, but my guess is we'll be seeing news of their split sooner rather than later.
What do you think of Johnny Depp's dating pact with Amber Heard?
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