In an interview with Time, Winona Ryder, generational icon, star of the new Netflix series Stranger Things, and official Depp Ex-Girlfriend, spoke a bit about her time dating Johnny Depp, lo those many eons ago. In light of his estranged wife Amber Heard's current allegations of domestic abuse, the interviewer pressed Ryder for her thoughts on the matter (the reasoning being that abusers sometimes show patterns of abuse). Ryder replied that the thought of Depp abusing her was "unimaginable."
I can only speak from my own experience, which was wildly different than what is being said. He was never, never that way towards me. Never abusive at all towards me. I only know him as a really good, loving, caring guy who is very, very protective of the people that he loves.
I wasn’t there. I don’t know what happened. I’m not calling anyone a liar. I’m just saying, it’s difficult and upsetting for me to wrap my head around it. Look, it was a long time ago, but we were together for four years, and it was a big relationship for me. Imagine if someone you dated when you were—I was 17 when I met him—was accused of that. It’s just shocking. I have never seen him be violent toward a person before.
It absolutely is shocking, and terribly upsetting. Depp has had bit of a penchant for "bad boy" behavior in the past, but nothing like what's being said now. Then again, he may also be suffering from a substance abuse problem, which certainly could lead to some major behavioral changes.
It's nice to know that at least it's okay to still mourn Ryder and Depp's romance. They could still get back together, right? Then he could have his Wino Forever tattoo changed back to Winona Forever, and Dylan can get back with Brenda, and all will be all right in the world.
Enough of this moving forward bullshit, just find a time before everything got awful and stay there. Change is overrated. But Jinona Repp was perfect.