You can ask all you want, but 27-year-old actress Amber Heard is keeping her lips sealed when it comes to her May-December relationship with 50-year-old Johnny Depp. Despite being a famous celebrity, Heard is insistent on keeping her personal life, well, personal, because she doesn’t want her relationship to overshadow her career. “It’s not part of my professional life. I want to be an artist. I don’t want to be a celebrity,” she said in a candid interview with Flare magazine.
Heard does realize that wanting privacy is a lot to ask for when you’re in the public eye, especially when you’re dating one of the hottest men in Hollywood. But that doesn’t mean she’s going to dish on her May-December relationship, and she feels sorry for other celebrities who are constantly chased by the media. “Can you ever imagine yourself in a situation like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie or Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, where the world feels like they have a stake in your private life? I would never want it.”
Just because she’s one of the many celebrities that everyone wants the dirt on—with or without Johnny Depp—Heard says she isn’t going to change her life just to avoid peeping paparazzi. “I guess I could not hold hands with who I want to, but what kind of life would that be? I don’t want to change just because people are watching. I’ve always been the person who says what she wants.”
What do you think: Do celebrities forfeit their privacy when they get into show business, or are celebrities still entitled to be left alone?
Webber, S., “Amber Heard Says Johnny Depp Relationship Is ‘Not Part of My Professional Life,’” Us Weekly web site; http://goo.gl/YXroYB, last accessed August 2, 2013.
Photo Credits: Featureflash / Shutterstock.com (Johnny Depp), DFree / Shutterstock.com (Amber Heard)