LONDON, England, Tuesday December 23, 2014 – “Pirates of the Caribbean” star Johnny Depp has invited several of his famous friends to ring in 2015 with him and his fiancée Amber Heard in the Bahamas.
Depp, 51, has reportedly sent out invitations to many of his celebrity pals including Aerospace frontman Steven Tyler, Marilyn Manson (aka Brian Hugh Warner, musician and actor), film director Tim Burton and his partner Helena Bonham Carter, who starred opposite Depp in a number of blockbuster movies.
The venue for the star-studded get-together is the “Blow” actor’s private island in the Bahamas, with festivities reportedly scheduled for New Year’s Eve.
The big bash in the Bahamas, to be held at Amber Beach, which Depp named after his 28-year-old fiancée, has sparked speculation that the party may turn out to be Depp and Heard’s wedding.
“Johnny is normally very low key, so the big New Year party came as a surprise,” a source told Britain’s Sun newspaper.
“He’s invited most of his closest friends and their families to join him on his island. The highlight will be a big party. It could be a straightforward bash but friends have wondered if it could be a ruse to have a wedding without a big fuss.”
The couple, who met on the set of “The Rum Diaries,” confirmed their engagement in January after a whirlwind romance. Reports indicate that they plan to tie the knot at Amber Beach, but no date has been announced.
The New Year nuptials rumour would mark an abrupt about-turn following reports earlier this month in which multiple sources told People magazine that the celebrity couple have slowed down their wedding plans.
“There is no rush to marry at the moment,” a longtime friend of Depp told People. “Johnny is crazy in love with Amber, but there is turmoil in the relationship.”
Heard is a free spirit who is open about everything from her bisexuality to her skill with a .357 Magnum. She is also 23 years younger than Depp, a factor in their relationship challenges.
“Amber flirts and has many different kinds of relationships,” the source says. “She is not really ready to settle down.”
Depp, meanwhile, recently raised eyebrows with a rambling appearance at the Hollywood Film Awards last month. He subsequently told Details that his busy career has him racing at a “schizophrenic” pace: “It’s been insane,” he was reported as saying.
The award-winning “Sweeney Todd” star was previously in a long-term relationship with French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis, with whom he has two children, daughter Lily-Rose, 15, and son Jack, 12.
Depp has most recently been busy filming his latest movie Mordecai in London in which he plays the dashing art dealer Charlie Mordecai.
According to E! the film follows Mordecai as he hunts down a stolen piece of art believed to contain a secret code that leads to hidden treasure.