Why Amber Heard Refuses to Talk About Her May-December Relationship with Johnny Depp

Amber Heard May-December Relationship with Johnny DeppYou can ask all you want, but 27-year-old actress Amber Heard is keep­ing her lips sealed when it comes to her May-December rela­tion­ship with 50-year-old Johnny Depp. Despite being a famous celebrity, Heard is insis­tent on keep­ing her per­sonal life, well, per­sonal, because she doesn’t want her rela­tion­ship to over­shadow her career. “It’s not part of my pro­fes­sional life. I want to be an artist. I don’t want to be a celebrity,” she said in a can­did inter­view with Flare mag­a­zine.

Heard does real­ize that want­ing pri­vacy is a lot to ask for when you’re in the pub­lic eye, espe­cially when you’re dat­ing one of the hottest men in Hol­ly­wood. But that doesn’t mean she’s going to dish on her May-December rela­tion­ship, and she feels sorry for other celebri­ties who are con­stantly chased by the media. “Can you ever imag­ine your­self in a sit­u­a­tion like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie or Kim Kar­dashian and Kanye West, where the world feels like they have a stake in your pri­vate life? I would never want it.”

Just because she’s one of the many celebri­ties that every­one wants the dirt on—with or with­out Johnny Depp—Heard says she isn’t going to change her life just to avoid peep­ing paparazzi. “I guess I could not hold hands with who I want to, but what kind of life would that be? I don’t want to change just because peo­ple are watch­ing. I’ve always been the per­son who says what she wants.”

What do you think: Do celebri­ties for­feit their pri­vacy when they get into show busi­ness, or are celebri­ties still enti­tled to be left alone?


Web­ber, S., “Amber Heard Says Johnny Depp Rela­tion­ship Is ‘Not Part of My Pro­fes­sional Life,’” Us Weekly web site; http://goo.gl/YXroYB, last accessed August 2, 2013.

Photo Cred­its: Fea­ture­flash / Shutterstock.com (Johnny Depp), DFree / Shutterstock.com (Amber Heard)

  • Pars­ley

    Pos­si­bly a July-October rela­tion­ship. 50 is hardly Decem­ber, and 27 is not May.

  • dave

    They for­feit everything.

  • Jes­sica Cielo

    I know that this kind of atten­tion towards celebri­ties will never stop but I feel that she is com­pletely right about cer­tain things being pri­vate. Good for her for being true to her core values.