Johnny Depp has reportedly been ‘smothering’ Amber Heard lately, and using her to boost his ego after the failure of his latest movie, The Lone Ranger. Amber has had it with old Johnny and is thinking about a split.
According to the report from Star Magazine, a source explains that the film’s failure has had a negative effect on Johnny, saying, “He’s in a terrible state over the whole thing, he’s been relying on Amber to maintain his fragile ego, but she isn’t sure how much more she can take. She’s been locked away in his apartment, looking after his kids, but his smothering behavior is driving her crazy.”
It’s true that we haven’t really seen Amber out and about recently, but after Paranoia bombed at the box office, she didn’t really have anything to promote, did she? It doesn’t seem like either Amber nor Johnny are good luck for each other, if their movies’ performance is any indication.
Anyway, even though the wording of the report is a little odd, I could believe that Johnny’s ego has taken a blow after the failure of The Lone Ranger. After all, here’s a film that he put his heart and soul into for the last two years and defended against all the criticism, and it bombed. It worse than bombed, it tanked – both critically and commercially. So I could see him leaning on the people close to him to get him through. However, I don’t know about the whole ‘smothering’ thing. I always had the feeling that Amber was there because she wants to be there, for her career. Unless it’s her team leaking all these reports to make it seem more natural when she leaves. I mean, her career hasn’t exactly taken off since dating Johnny Depp, has it? Why would she need to stick around much longer?
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