Retraction: Johnny Depp Did NOT Start Dating Amber Heard While He Was Still With Vanessa Paradis

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On February 10, The Hollywood Gossip published an article claiming that there was reason to believe that Johnny Depp may have become romantically involved with his wife, Amber Heard, while he was still involved with longtime partner Vanessa Paradis.

There is no factual basis to this claim. We regret the error, and we would like to issue our sincerest apologies to Mr. Depp, Ms. Heard, and Ms. Paradis.

Johnny Depp, Amber Heard: Venice Film Festival Photo

The speculation in the article was based on comments that Mr. Depp made in a February 5 interview with People magazine in which he described meeting Ms. Heard on the set of the 2011 Hunter S. Thompson adaptation, The Rum Diary.

We misinterpreted his comments and arrived at the inaccurate conclusion that he and Heard began dating before he had separated from Paradis.

In truth, Depp has stated that his romantic relationship with Heard began not on set, but rather during the film's press tour, at which time, he had already separated from Paradis.

We also commented that Depp may want to steer clear of future projects co-starring young blonde women, and we now realize that the remark was in poor taste.

In summation, there is no reason to believe Mr. Depp is guilty of any infidelity in his current or past relationships, and we apologize for stating otherwise.

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