Sweet Facts About Johnny Depp And Winona Ryder's Relationship (2023)

By Michael Ibrahim

While the two aren't the talk of the town as much as they were back in the 1990s, they certainly still hold a top spot as industry A-listers...

Sweet Facts About Johnny Depp And Winona Ryder's Relationship (1)

Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder are without a doubt two of the biggest names in Hollywood. While the two aren't the talk of the town as much as they were back in the 1990s, they certainly still hold a top spot as A-listers in the entertainment industry.

Both actors began dating back in 1989 after working alongside one another on the hit film "Edward Scissorhands". The two were reported to have "hit it off" instantly and wasted no time before jumping into things. By 1990, Depp had proposed to Ryder and the two remained engaged for 3 years before breaking things off in 1993.

The couple was once regarded as the "it" couple of the 90s, and we can definitely see why! Despite having broken up, Depp and Ryder have managed to remain friends after all these years, to the point where Ryder even defended Depp during hiscourt trials against ex-wife, Amber Heard. While it's a rollercoaster of a story, here are all the sweet facts we know about Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder's relationship.

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11 The Two Had Crossed Paths A Number Of Times

Back in the late 80s, Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder were taking Hollywood by storm! The two were appearing in film after film, so it would only make sense for these two to cross paths every now and again. During the 1989 premiere of "Great Balls Of Fire", Depp and Ryder both met one another for the first time, despite having worked in the business for years prior. Despite their age gap, the two hit it off and would soon find themselves working on the same movie.

10 But Only Officially Met On The Set Of "Edward Scissorhands"

Flash forward a year and both Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder were cast on the hit film "Edward Scissorhands". The two officially met one another during the filming of the movie and began to get quite close to one another. Reports claim that the two instantly hit it off on set and would soon become quite the "it" couple. In addition to their on-screen chemistry, Depp and Ryder shared the same chemistry in real life, making it clear that the two were meant for one another.

9 Depp Dated A Lot Of Women Prior To Winona

Despite finding someone like Winona Ryder who complemented Depp so well, the actor had a plethora of experience with women prior to his relationship with Winona Ryder. Depp had been married prior to meeting Winona to Lori Allison for 2 years before parting ways. Depp later would find himself in a relationship with actresses Sherilyn Fenn and Jennifer Grey all before meeting Ryder! It goes without saying that Depp definitely kept himself busy, but not for long.

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8 The Two Began Dating In 1989

After meeting one another unofficially at a movie premiere, to landing roles in the same film, Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder would go from friends to partners in quite a short span of time. The film, which was released in 1990, took months to film, meaning these two had more than enough time to develop strong feelings for one another, so much that they jumped into a relationship quicker than you'd expect!

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7 Johnny Depp Got A Tattoo In Honour Of Winona

Only a few months into their relationship, Johnny Depp was already head over heels in love with Winona Ryder, and we do not blame him one bit! The actor is known to be quite the passionate guy, so when it comes to his relationship with Winona, Johnny Depp wasted no time to showcase his love for her by getting a tattoo in her honour. The actor got her name tattooed onto his right arm, saying "Winona Forever". If that isn't a grand gesture of love, then we certainly don't know what is.

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6 The Two Were Engaged For Three Years

From acting alongside one another to getting a tattoo of Winona's name on his shoulder, Johnny Depp wasted no time to announce his love for Ryder by popping the question. The two were officially engaged as of 1990 and were spotted on just about every single red carpet promoting their newest film and being asked a plethora of questions regarding the relationship between the two. Considering how high profile both actors were at the time, the media wanted to know nothing other than what was happening between these two.

5 They Later Split Up For Good In 1993

Although Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder made for quite the picture-perfect couple, the duo did not manage to ever make it down the aisle. Despite being engaged for three years, Depp and Ryder mutually agreed to call off their engagement and break things off for good in 1993. Fans of both stars were crushed when the news broke, and we totally get why! Many people were rooting for this "it" Hollywood couple, so their split definitely caused a few tears.

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4 Depp Had To Change Up That Tattoo

When it comes to tattooing somebody's name on your body, it's best to ensure that this person is someone who will be part of your life forever, however, in Johnny Depp's case, it appears that timeframe was cut far too short. The actor had to switch up his "Winona Forever" tattoo for something a little less Winona. Depp decided to cut out the last few letters of his former fiance's name, and have it fixed to "Wino Forever". While we are not too sure what "Wino" is, it doesn't seem to be too far off from its original state.

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3 He Claimed He Was "Never The Same" After Their Split

As mentioned, Johnny Depp is known to be quite the passionate fella, so a break up this significant definitely took its toll on the star. With one failed marriage under his belt, the star took his engagement being called off quite hard and has even gone as far as claiming that he has "never been the same" since he and Winona Ryder split up. Depp did not date for quite a while after his split but eventually fell back on his feet after officially revealing he and model Kate Moss had started dating from 1994 to 1998.

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2 Depp Later Moved On With Amber Heard

After Depp's four-year relationship with supermodel, Kate Moss, ended, the actor took a break from the dating world and focused on his career. Although his break didn't last too long, Depp managed to find himself in yet another relationship with Amber Heard. The two met during the filming of the movie "The Rum Diary" in 2011 and began dating shortly after. The two then married one another back in 2015, however, things took a turn when Depp wanted out. Amber Heard would make headline news accusing Johnny Depp of abusing her, which landed the actor in years worth of legal battles and trials.

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1 Winona Ryder Has Remained A Loyal Friend To Depp

During Johnny Depp's tumultuous time trying to disprove Amber Heard's allegations, there were a number of Hollywood celebs that stepped forward to stand up for Depp, one of which was Winona Ryder. The two remained friends throughout all these years, and fans were delighted to see Ryder step forward and claim that these reports were very out of character for Depp and that she had a completely different experience during their time together. Depp was officially cleared of all accusations and countersued Amber Heard for practically destroying his reputation with a $50 million lawsuit.

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