Are Johnny Depp And Winona Ryder Still Friends? Relationship Timeline

It is no secret that Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder are friends. They have been acting together since the early 1990s in the “Edward Scissorhands” era.

However, their friendship has had its ups and downs. 

Recently, rumor had it that they were feuding over a movie project. But how do we know if this is true? Here are some facts about their relationship!

Johnny Depp And Winona Ryder

Depp and Winona were both famous stars in the 90s, and they were each other’s biggest fans.

After spending a lot of time together over their careers, people wondered if they would ever date or get married. 

Some had speculated whether there was any romantic interest between the stars back in their young days.

In fact, a Hollywood publicist went so far as to say that both stars were upset after hearing this rumor. 

How Johnny Depp Met Winona Ryder

When the two first met, Depp referred to it as love at first sight.

The couple first met at the premiere of Great Balls Of Fire in 1989 in New York.

At this time, Johnny Depp was 25, and Winona was 17.

While it took some time for them to meet officially, Depp instituted a relationship with Winona.

Johnny Depp And Winona Ryder’s Engagement

In the 1990s, Depp and Winona were a couple of goals.

Despite their young ages, they decided to get engaged.

They were both fiercely private about their relationship and rarely spoke to reporters or fans about it.

This was a huge deal since they both had a lot of privacy about their relationship.


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However, Depp’s mother was an open book when it came to discussing her son’s new love interest in the press.

She called Ryder “the perfect daughter-in-law” on many occasions. 

Their engagement didn’t last very long, though, as they broke up just three years later. 

The young couple had struggled for time together while Depp filmed Don Juan Demarco on location in Mexico for months at a time.

Depp tried his best but admitted that he wasn’t cut out for marriage.

The Pirates of The Caribbean star stated that he needed more space than Winona wanted to give at the time. Ergo, they separated in a bitter altercation. 

The Aftermath

Their separation hit them hard, and their relationship deteriorated.

However, most people acknowledge that the age difference between the two led to their troubles.

Ryder’s words manifested the hurt when she admitted that Depp was her “first everything,” and their split killed her.

Depp hurt Winona so bad that when he began dating Amber Heard, she swore to never get back with him.

At one time, she said that she lost her respect for him when he left his wife to date Heard.

When asked whether she’d date Depp, Winona replied:

Never! No, no… I mean he’s got kids (with ex-partner Vanessa Paradis).

He’s got his family life; he was never unfaithful to her at all ever.

But God bless him for liking me because it meant that somebody actually liked me.

It felt really good. Johnny helped my career quite a bit by loving me like crazy—it was really sweet of him!

She admitted that their attachment was only great while it lasted. But what of their friendship?

Are Johnny Depp And Winona Ryder Still Friends?

Despite not marrying one another, Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder remain friends today.

As for what they think of the other actor’s work, Depp isn’t shy about his opinions.

After watching a performance by Winona in The Iceman Cometh, he said:

I watched it, and I just thought to myself how she carries herself with such grace and goodness…that was not an easy thing to do at all—it was really difficult material that you were doing!

You’re so good in this film; you should get some kind of little trophy or something because everybody else is pretty much-making asses out of themselves around here!

Meanwhile, when asked if there would ever be another Edward Scissorhands movie, Winona replied: “Oh my God, I would love that! Are you kidding me? He’s one of my favorite people in the world…He is so brilliant.”

The actress noted that Depp never gets enough credit for how hard he works and what a good person he is.

In reality, Johnny Depp makes movies with great directors who give him fascinating parts.

They don’t just throw anything at him to make money—he picks his projects very carefully because he knows it will be something artistic or different than everybody else thinks about doing.