Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz are very good friends and were never in a romantic relationship. The two have worked together many times. Recently, Cruz signed deposition on Depp’s behalf. While he is surrounded by a lot of mess because of the divorce with Amber Heard, Penelope tried to clean his title by sharing about the times spent together.
The Couple’s Friendship with Depp
Johnny and Penelope have worked together in the industry in 2011, Blow and Pirates of the Caribbean, and in 2017, Murder on the Orient Express. In a deposition which she filed against Depp’s ex-wife in the defamation case, she talked openly about their bond.
The Blast reported that the Spanish producer Pedro Almodóvar introduced the two in Madrid when Penelope was only 19 years old and Johnny 46. The actress stated
“The only sentences I knew how to say in English at that time were, ‘how are you’ and ‘I want to work with Johnny Depp,’”
— Johnny Depp BR 🇧🇷 (@deppbrazilfc) July 21, 2019
Contrary to Amber’s claim that Johnny was abusive, Penelope expressed him as somebody who’s “always kind to everyone around.” She further added, “I’ve seen Johnny is so many situations, he’s one of the most generous people I know.”
She also went ahead and talked about how supportive the 56-year old actor was while filming for Pirates of the Caribbean. She stated “During six months of my first pregnancy, I spent every single day with him while we shot Pirates of the Caribbean,” “My husband and I will never forget the sweetness, protection, and kindness he treated me with during every single step of that process.”
— ruben nepales (@nepalesruben) February 2, 2017
Javier Bardem, Penelope’s husband has also worked with Johnny. They co-starred in the recent Pirate of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales. With all such rumors surrounding Johnny Depp, Penelope and Javier feel lucky to be his friends.
Support System in the Industry
Wynona Rider also stood by Depp. It was reported by Cinema Blend that Penelope’s statement came later. The Stranger Things actress said Johnny was “never, never violent” to her. They were engaged for three years and have also shared screen space for the film Edward Scissorhands.