During the defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, the actor’s tattoo inclinations were brought up in court on Wednesday, when he stated that one of his tattoos specifically was disliked by his ex-wife. When pressed further, Depp indicated his “Winona Forever” tattoo, which he later changed to “Wino Forever.”
The relationship of Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder:
Winona Ryder, with whom Depp established one of the most popular relationships of the 1990s, was among the most impactful women in Johnny Depp’s life. And, despite the fact that their romance, which included a marriage proposal, lasted barely 3 years, their friendship grew stronger over time. For several years, the two stars maintained this bond and mutual respect. However, when Ryder realized that Depp had left his wife Vanessa Paradis to form a bond with Amber Heard, her sentiments for him dramatically shifted.
Nevertheless, this didn’t stop her from defending Depp. “The idea that he is an incredibly violent person is the furthest thing from the Johnny I knew and loved,” Ryder wrote in a statement a few years ago, prior to this trial.
Did Johnny Depp change his “Winona Forever” tattoo because of Amber Heard?
The Pirates Of The Caribbean actor addressed Heard’s allegation that he struck her for the first time when she spoke about one of his multiple tattoos. Depp denied the episode had happened, implying that Heard was the reason he changed the tattoo on his right arm.
Depp did not directly claim that Heard had expressed displeasure of the tattoo or requested that it be replaced, but when questioned if Heard had opposed any of his tattoos, he did mention that the Winona tattoo had been altered. He further said that Heard had requested that he get a tattoo representing her and that once he did, everything started going sideways. “I was doing what I could to bring a smile to her face rather than a frown,” said Depp.
Depp has sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for allegedly sabotaging his career. He claimed that her charges were baseless and that she was the one who abused him. When his lawyer questioned why the star didn’t just leave Heard when she physically assaulted him, he said: “Why did I stay? I suppose because my father stayed [in his abusive marriage]. … And I didn’t want to fail. I wanted to try to make it work. Because the Amber Heard that I knew for the first year, year and a half was not this, suddenly this opponent.”