Johnny Depp reveals the moment he realised he loved Amber Heard

by Julie Delahaye

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it comes as no surprise that Johnny Depp has been reflecting on all things romance. The 52-year-old opened up about his relationship with Amber Heard on Thursday, revealing the moment it hit him that he was in love with the actress.

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The pair first met when they worked on 2011 comedy The Rum Diary, and while Johnny admitted there was a spark between the two, it wasn't until after the filming wrapped up that he realised how much he had fallen for Amber, 29.

"She was in my head, so I tracked her down," he explained during the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, according to People. "We tracked each other down. Actually, incidentally, it was amazing."

The Edward Scissorhands actor then joked: "It was at the first day of press on The Rum Diary. Then we married that very day!"

It's not the first time that Johnny, who is celebrating his first wedding anniversary with Amber this year, has opened up about his wife. While supporting her during the premiere of The Danish Girl in November, the actor confessed he was first attracted to the blonde beauty because they "connect on a lot of levels".

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"We connect on a lot of levels, but the first thing that really got me was she's an aficionado of the blues," he told E! News. I would play a song, some old obscure blues song, and she knew what it was.

"She's very, very literate. She's a voracious reader as I have been, so we connected on that as well and she's kind of brilliant and beautiful. I'm a lucky man."

No doubt it's a busy month for Johnny, who not only picked up the Maltin Modern Master Award during the film festival in Santa Barbara, but is also nominated for the Oscar for Best Actor following his performance in Black Mass. This marks his third nomination for an Academy Award – but Johnny has admitted he doesn’t want to win.

"I don't want to win one of those things ever, you know," he told the BBC at the London Film Festival. "I don't want to have to talk. They gave me one of those things, like a nomination, two or three times. A nomination is plenty."

He added: "The idea of winning means that you're in competition with someone and I'm not in competition with anybody. I just stick to my guns and do what I want to do. Sometimes people don't like it, but that's alright."