The British tabloid says the bisexual Heard dumped Depp and headed straight for the arms of Marie de Villepin. De Villepin, a model, is the daughter of former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin.
Heard reportedly broke up with Depp, 49, earlier this month. She has since been photographed in Paris with de Villepin.
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp met on the set of The Rum Diary in 2009. After Depp split from longtime girlfriend Vanessa Paradis, it wasn’t long before rumors of a relationship with Heard began to circulate. Heard seemed enamored by Depp after working with him, describing him as “a wonderful presence; […] enigmatic and compelling and a true artist, seriously intelligent and incredibly sensitive. She added:
“Everybody on set respects and likes him, which says a lot about an actor. It’s a grueling job at times and the stress level that everybody feels in the industry is intense – but it doesn’t affect Johnny. It seems like he has time to look everybody in the eye and I like that, it was wonderful to see.”
It’s fair to say Paradis was not terribly impressed with Depp’s 26-year-old co-star. She allegedly dubbed Heard a “a man-stealing, two-bit nobody”.
Depp and Paradis split in June 2012 after 14 years together, prompting Paradis to state that “nobody knows the truth” behind the break-up as she doesn’t “sell her private life”. She added:
“Nowadays, people speculate, but nobody knows! I have my children to protect… There are children involved, so it’s really no-one’s business but the family.”
The pictures below feature Marie de Villepin (top) and Heard walking with de Villepin through Paris (bottom).