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Winona Ryder broke off her engagement from Johnny Depp in 1993. They had been engaged for 2.4 years. Winona Ryder is currently available.

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Winona Ryder

Entertainment - Actress

Why Famous: Actress: Girl, Interrupted; Mermaids; Beetlejuice; Heathers; etc.

Age: 44 (b. 10/29/1971)

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Johnny Depp

Entertainment - Actor

Why Famous: Captain Jack Sparrow

Age: 53 (b. 6/9/1963)

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Relationship Timeline

Event Start Date Length
Dating 8/1989 11 months
Engaged 7/1990 2.4 years
Broken Engagement 1993 --
 Total3.3 years

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Where and/or how did Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp meet?

Ryder met Depp at the Great Balls of Fire! premiere in June 1989; two months later they began dating

Why did Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp break up?

Ryder's parents refused to let her wed Depp. Her parents thought Winona was too young (she was 17) to get married.

Other Relationship Information about Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp:

Johnny had a tattoo which read "Winona Forever," but had it altered to "Wino Forever" upon their breakup.

When Winona Ryder was living with Johnny Depp in 1991, he once sent 200 packets of her favorite food, Oriental-flavored Ramen noodles, to her hotel room when she was away working on a film.

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Classic Quotes by Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp about their relationship:

"I had just done Dracula and Edward Scissorhands. I had just had my first real break-up, the first heartbreak." Winona Ryder 5/2009
"There's been nothing in my 27 years that's comparable to the feeling I have with Winona" Johnny Depp 1989
"I remember my first boyfriend used to smash everything - at 18 everything is dramatic." Winona Ryder 11/2010
"I was very depressed after breaking off my engagement with Johnny ten years ago. I was embarrassingly dramatic at the time, but you have to remember I was only 19 years old." Winona Ryder 2003
"There was a time when I was 19 when I really, really, really thought I was going crazy." Winona Ryder 2005
"Winona and I helped each other through the rough times. The night River died was nightmarish, scary and sad." Johnny Depp 2004
"Winona and I are engaged. It's official. She has a lot of talent and, aside from that, I also happen to love her. I'm sure we're going to do more things together. People have had great success at that, like John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands. In a perfect world, I'd just do movies with Winona, John Waters, and Tim Burton, and live happily ever after." Johnny Depp 5/1990
"I mean, I want to get married--I've got the feeling that this is right, this is it." Winona Ryder 11/1990
"He was just taking care of me: ordering me room service, sticking his finger down my throat, helping me throw up." Winona Ryder 11/1990
"Yeah, we're still seeing each other. I'd love to work with her again, you know. She's a great actress, I'd love to find the right project for us to do together!" Johnny Depp 1993
"I think when we talked about Johnny, that triggered something in me," Winona Ryder 1996

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