Things have been on
stranger tides shaky ground for Johnny Depp over the past year.
He went straight from a messy divorce in which Amber Heard accused him of domestic violence, to another bitter court battle with his former managers over mismanaged finances.
So how is the star taking it all? In stride, apparently!
According to a source with inside info, the Pirates Of The Caribbean star is “doing much better” and is “more focused and happier” of late. He’s even back on the market!
The insider tells People:
“He is taking work seriously and seems healthy. He spends time with his kids and is dating a bit.”
He’s dating again??
That’s actually the first we’ve heard of anything on that front since his split! We obviously have no deets on whom yet, but we imagine the “bit” part means nothing too serious.
We have to say, he certainly looks healthy as he promotes Dead Men Tell No Tales (above). Maybe the
pirate’s life single scene agrees with him.
Of course, the “taking work seriously” part is in direct opposition to his ex-management’s claims that Johnny had become a nonstop boozer who couldn’t even be bothered to memorize his lines.
He’s definitely working quite a bit for someone unfocused. Over the next year or so, he has roles in Murder On The Orient Express, Fantastic Beasts 2, a crime thriller called LAbrynth, a just-announced dark comedy about the creator of McAfee security software, a probable reprise of his Yoga Hosers character in Kevin Smith‘s Moose Jaws, the Invisible Man (part of Universal‘s cinematic monster universe with The Mummy), and the titular role in a Gnomeo and Juliet spinoff called Sherlock Gnomes.
We guess the work will have to speak for itself.
Johnny has become quite the controversial figure lately, but we’re always glad to see someone reaching a better place in their life.
[Image via Disneyland Paris/News Pictures/WENN.]