Amber Heard has reportedly developed a “strong stepmom-type bond” with Johnny Depp’s children.
The 28-year-old actress is engaged to the Hollywood heartthrob after he popped the question on Christmas Eve last year. They first met on the set of 2011’s The Rum Diary, but didn’t begin a romantic relationship until after Johnny split from his ex-girlfriend Vanessa Paradis the same year.
He and Vanessa have daughter Lily-Rose and son Jack together and it is thought the youngsters have warmed up to their stepmom-to-be.
“It took Johnny a long time to get to this point with the kids, but this spring has marked Amber becoming a true part of the family and being involved with the upbringing of Johnny’s kids – albeit on a somewhat limited basis,” a source told RadarOnline. “Amber sees Johnny‘s children nearly every weekend Johnny does, especially when they’re in Los Angeles and not working on sets.”
Amber has been spotted taking teenager Lily-Rose out shopping, with the pair seen laughing together.
It is thought Johnny, 51, is doing everything he can to treat his fiancée and children ahead of the big day, which is rumored to be taking place in the fall.
“Johnny has gotten in the habit of setting up remote weekend getaways with Amber and the kids, and usually he will lease a helicopter and have them all ferried to a remote location or resort in Southern California,” the insider added.
“When they’re not on set, Johnny stays close to town, but he doesn’t just want to do the usual activities with the kids like their mom Vanessa does during the week. He’s very much about showing them an adventure and a good time, and Amber has been 100 per cent behind this all the way.”
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