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Now that Johnny Depp is single after 14 years, he's moved to the top of Hollywood's "hottest bachelors" list. Everyone's dying to know which lucky lady will win Johnny's heart. Well, here's one we didn't expect: actress Amber Heard, who has been dating a woman for the past four years.
Depp, 49, and Heard, 26, worked together on the film The Rum Diary in 2009. When the film was released last fall, the costars hit the road for the press tour -- and apparently got pretty close.
"They started sleeping together during the press tour," a friend of Amber's told Us Weekly.
If this revelation is true, it's pretty scandalous, considering that Heard and Depp were both in committed relationships at the time. Amber had been dating photographer Tasya van Ree since 2008 (though the actress didn't come out publicly as bisexual until 2010). According to In Touch, however, the ladies apparently split up a few months ago, and it's possible that Depp had something to do with that.
Johnny Depp, of course, had been in a relationship with French actress Vanessa Paradis, the mother of his daughter Lily-Rose and son Jack, since 1998. After months of denying breakup rumors, the unmarried couple went public with their split earlier this month.
It was no secret that Amber and Johnny had bonded over their Rum Diary experience (which included some sexy love scenes). While filming The Lone Ranger in the Southwest this month, Depp bought Heard a horse (yes, a horse!) so she could join him on the trails. In April, the actress was spotted by paparazzi boarding Depp's private plane. And Heard has gushed about the Oscar nominee in interviews, saying things like, "He's absolutely amazing, as far as his talent and him as a person."
Now, Us Weekly reports that Depp and Heard are officially a couple (although the actors haven't confirmed it, and knowing how Depp likes his privacy, we're not sure they will).
"They are 100 percent dating," a source tells Us. "He treats her really well."
In the past few months, the rumor mill has (very tentatively) linked Depp to his publicist Robin Baum and a Pirates of the Caribbean extra, as well as Ashley Olsen (whose apartment he was spotted outside in March). Though his breakup was reported by media outlets in January, Depp didn't confirm that he was single until this month. And it sounds like maybe he's already off the market!