Johnny Depp tried rekindling romance with Winona Ryder after wife split: Rumor

Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder had a tumultuous relationship in the 90s. And they have never gotten back together since then.

But almost a year ago, Now to Love claimed that Johnny Depp tried pursuing Ryder again shortly after his divorce from Amber Heard was finalized.

Johnny Depp still interested in Winona Ryder after all these years?

A source claimed that Depp was so interested in getting back together with Ryder that he asked their common friends for information about the actress.

“He’s talking to anyone he can about what might have been, contacting mutual friends for updates on Winona’s life and, kind of sadly, watching her in Stranger Things over and over again. There’s a lot of lingering love and unfinished business between them. Johnny’s determined to re-explore their amazing connection,” the source said.

Rumors debunked

However, one couldn’t help but wonder about two things in the tabloid’s story. First, it is important to note that Depp and Ryder maintained their friendship after their split.

As such, Johnny Depp would’ve already had an idea as to what’s been going on in Ryder’s life. And if he didn’t, he could just reach out to the actress instead of asking about her through their common pals.

Is Winona Ryder too fragile to accept Johnny Depp?

Is Winona Ryder too fragile to accept Johnny Depp?

The source also said that despite Depp’s attempts to get back together with Ryder, she just couldn’t accept him. After all, Ryder is, allegedly, fragile, and she doesn’t need someone like Depp in her life.

“Unless, of course, he proves he really has changed,” the source said.

Winona Ryder defends her ex

But just a few weeks ago, Ryder came to Depp’s defense amid his court battle against The Sun’s publisher, NGN, and editor, Dan Wootton. The Girl, Interrupted star had nothing but good things to say about Depp.

“I do not want to call anyone a liar but from my experience of Johnny, it is impossible to believe that such horrific allegations are true,” she said in part.

As such, Ryder doesn’t seem to have any issue with Depp and his behavior. The only reason that the exes are not together is that they have already moved on from each other.

It is also important to note that Ryder is still with Scott Mackinlay Hahn. They’ve been together since 2011.

As for Johnny Depp, he’s still single. The Pirates of the Caribbean star is still waiting for the judge’s ruling in his case against The Sun. Next year, he will also face off with Heard in court.

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