You’ll Never Believe Who Elton John Wanted to Set Johnny Depp Up With

When it comes to celebrity cou­ple rumors, this one wins for being the most ran­dom. Elton John sup­pos­edly tried to play match­maker by set­ting up his gal pal Lady Gaga, 27, with 50-year-old Johnny Depp. Despite their 23-year age dif­fer­ence, John thinks the pair “would make an amaz­ing power cou­ple even though they’re both dat­ing other peo­ple right now,” a source told the tabloid National Enquirer—Gaga is dat­ing actor Tay­lor Kin­ney, while Depp has been in a two-year May-December rela­tion­ship with actress Amber Heard.

Accord­ing to the tabloid, John invited both Depp and Gaga over for din­ner, telling them that it was for “a future musi­cal col­lab­o­ra­tion.” The source claims that the would-be celebrity cou­ple “bonded over music, flirted a lit­tle and basi­cally got to know each other.” They report­edly also made plans to meet up again.

Because this news comes from a seedy celebrity tabloid, it should, of course, be taken with a big grain of salt. But it def­i­nitely gets you thinking—and stranger things have hap­pened. Gaga and her boyfriend have already split up a cou­ple of times, and breakup rumors have been plagu­ing Depp and Heard since they first started dat­ing in 2011. Depp and Gaga also both have that weird, eccen­tric qual­ity that might make for a com­pat­i­ble, albeit inter­est­ing, match. Plus, we already know Depp is into much younger women.

What do you think: Would Johnny Depp and Lady Gaga make a good couple?


Miller, A., “‘Match­maker’ Elton John ‘Deter­mined’ To Set Up Johnny Depp And Lady Gaga?” Enter­tain­men­t­wise web site, Octo­ber 4, 2013;

Photo Credit: vipflash / (Lady Gaga), Fea­ture­flash / (Johnny Depp)