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‘I just wasn’t taking care of myself’: Stranger Things Star Winona Ryder Hit Rock Bottom After Johnny Depp Split-Up

Winona Ryder is an actress who prefers to keep her personal life secret. Right now, the Stranger Things actress is dating Scott Mackinlay Hann. But it is quite well known, that she had dated and got engaged to Johnny Depp and even supported the actor when his ex-wife Amber Heard accused him of domestic violence. Though the actress never revealed much about how she took the break up with the Pirates of the Caribbean actor, she has recently talked about it. She hit the rock bottom after splitting up with him.

Winona Ryder opens up about her breakup with Johnny Depp
Winona Ryder opens up about her breakup with Johnny Depp

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Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp got engaged

When the two started back in 1989, they became the hottest couple in Hollywood. The two had met at a film premiere and got engaged only after dating for five months. Johnny Depp even got a tattoo “Winona Forever” and the press just made them the biggest talk of the Tinseltown and why not, they were one of the most popular actors at the time.

The two got engaged after dating for five months
The two got engaged after dating for five months

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But that became the reason for their split up, though it was a very hard decision for both of them, they thought it was for the best. In an interview, the actress described the relationship as “a fiercely deep love that I don’t know that I’ll ever [have again].” The Secret Window actor, too, changed his tattoo to “Wino Forever” in an attempt to move on.

Winona Ryder reveals she hit rock bottom after the breakup

In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Winona Ryder revealed how she was after the two split up. She said, “I remember Michelle (Pfieffer)being like, ‘This is going to pass.’ But I couldn’t hear it.” She further added, “I’ve never talked about it. There is this part of me that’s very private. I have such, like, a place in my heart for those days. But for someone younger who grew up with social media, it’s hard to describe.”

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Winona Ryder hit rock bottom after the breakup
Winona Ryder hit rock bottom after the breakup

She even got in touch with a therapist to help her. She compared her state to a character in the movie, The House of Spirits. She said, “I would look at these fake bruises and cuts on my face [from the shoot], and I would struggle to see myself as this little girl. Would you be treating this girl like you’re treating yourself?’ I remember looking at myself and saying, ‘This is what I’m doing to myself inside.’ Because I just wasn’t taking care of myself.”

Winona Ryder’s lowest point in life

The lowest she had been was when she got arrested for shoplifting in 2001. The actress said in the testimony that it was the turning point in her life. he said, “I remember coming back to LA and – it was a rough time. And I didn’t know if that part of my life was over”

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Her arrest in 2001 wa the turning point in her life
Her arrest in 2001 was the turning point in her life

She further added, “It wasn’t like the crime of the century, but it allowed me time that I really needed, where I went back to San Francisco and got back into things that I just had other interests, frankly.”

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For the actress, splitting up with Johnny Depp was really hard but after the struggle, she did find her way and now is a part of one of the most successful Netflix series. Though she did not tie the knot after the breakup, she has been successfully dating and she is really happy in the relationship with Scott Mackinlay Hann since 2011.

Source: Harper’s Bazaar

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