Famous Friends of Johnny Depp
After being one of the most high-profile relationships of the early 1990s, Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder have remained good friends. The Stranger Things actress went on record to defend her ex, saying that although she was not in the relationship between Heard and Depp, her experience with him was completely different. She was quoted as saying, "I honestly only know him as a kind, loving, generous man, and a very protective guy of me and the people he loves. I felt very safe with him."
- Age: 51
- Birthplace: Winona, Minnesota, USA
- Photo: Paul Bettany / Instagram
WandaVision's Paul Bettany said of Depp: "I've known Johnny Depp for years and in different relationships. He is the sweetest, kindest, most gentlemanly man I have ever met."
- Age: 51
- Birthplace: Harlesden, London, England, UK
- Photo: Jill Vedder / Instagram
At a recent concert, McCartney played a video of Depp on-screen behind him during a performance of his track “My Valentine,” in what many have interpreted as a show of support. He and Johnny Depp have reportedly been friends for a long time, with Depp starring in many of the former Beatles member's videos over the years.
- Age: 80
- Birthplace: Walton, Liverpool, United Kingdom
- Photo: Vanessa Paradis / Instagram
Johnny Depp & Vanessa Paradis' romance went on for over 14 years from the late 1990s to early 2010s. She had similar things to say as Winona Ryder about the man she knew in that relationship, notably, "He is a generous, attentive, kind, and non-violent man. I know the allegations Amber Heard made publicly. This is nothing like the Johnny I know. He was never violent or abusive to me."
- Age: 50
- Birthplace: Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, France
- Photo: J.K. Rowling / Instagram
In 2017, before the decision was made to have Depp's Grindelwald replaced with Mads Mikkelsen, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling supported continuing to cast Depp in the role. "Based on our understanding of the circumstances, the filmmakers and I are not only comfortable sticking with our original casting, but genuinely happy to have Johnny playing a major character in the movies," she wrote on her website.
- Age: 57
- Birthplace: Yate, United Kingdom
- Photo: Chris Rock / Instagram
During a performance in London, the comedian brought up the Depp v Heard trial and talked about who he sided with. “Believe all women, believe all women… except Amber Heard. What the f*** is she on? She s*** in his bed!”, said Rock on stage.
- Age: 58
- Birthplace: Andrews, South Carolina