Who is Ellen Barkin and when did she date Johnny Depp? All about the American actress
Ellen Barkin is an American actress and producer and also the ex-flame of Johnny Depp, because the couple would have had a sexual relationship dating back to the 90s – lasting several months – after striking up a friendship in 1990
Ellen Barkin, who once had sex with Johnny Depp, testified as a witness for Amber Heard in court on Thursday.
Johnny Depp’s former sex partner had her deposition shown in court where she claimed the actor once threw a bottle of wine at her during an argument and called him a “jealous man “.
During her video deposition, filmed in 2019 and released Thursday at the Fairfax County Courthouse in Virginia, Ms Barkin asked that their relationship be characterized as “sexual” rather than “romantic in nature”.
The court heard how the actress claimed a ‘fight was going on’ between Mr Depp and his friends when the Edward Scissorhands actor threw a bottle of wine in her direction.
When the allegations first emerged, Mr Depp said Ms Barkin had a “grudge” against him, reports the Daily Mail.
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But who is Ellen Barkin and what is her relationship with Johnny Depp?
Ellen Barkin is an American actress and producer and also the former flame of Johnny Depp.
The 68-year-old, known for her roles in Eddie and the Cruisers and Drop Dead Gorgeous, met Mr Depp around 1990 when the Pirates of the Caribbean star was 27.
The actress claims their relationship was purely platonic at first but then turned sexual where they casually saw each other a few times a week for “several months”.
They both starred in the 1998 cult classic Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and have been pictured multiple times with multiple red carpet appearances.
The couple were co-stars on Fear and Loathing as Johnny Depp played Raoul Duke and Ellen Barkin as a waitress at the North Star Cafe. She was around 43 at the time.
In the photos, the pair can be seen together as Ms Barkin dons a short brown hairstyle and a gold dress with Mr Depp sporting his then long hairstyle.
After the 90s
After his split from Ms Barkin, the actor dated other stars including Kate Moss, Vanessa Pardis – with whom he later welcomed two children.
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After his split from French actress Vanessa, rumors spread that he was dating Amber Heard – whom he married in 2015.
They married in a civil ceremony in February 2015, but in 2016 Amber filed for divorce and got a temporary restraining order against him.
Now Mr Depp is suing his ex-wife Amber Heard for alleged defamation over an op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post in 2018 in which she said she was the victim of domestic abuse.
The article did not mention the actor by name, but Mr Depp claims he lost his job and was financially impacted by the play.
The actress contradicts her ex-husband for $100m (£81m).
Mr. Depp is not currently dating anyone.