When did Johnny Depp and Kate Moss date?

Few things capture popular culture’s obsession with nostalgia quite like celebrity couples from the 1990s.

There was Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, and Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman… to name a few.

But for fashion fans, there’s one relationship that always stood out: Kate Moss and Johnny Depp.

She was the waif model-of-the-moment; he was the superstar actor that everyone adored. Together, they were the ultimate 1990s power couple.

Of course, this perception has changed substantially since allegations of domestic abuse against Depp emerged in 2016 following the dissolution of his marriage with fellow actor Amber Heard.

In 2020, London’s High Court found claims that Depp was a “wife beater” to be “substantially true”.

Now, the former couple are in the courts yet again as Heard is being sued by her ex-husband for $50m (£39.6m) for allegedly implying he abused her in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed.

While she didn’t name him in the article, Depp claims her allegations hindered his ability to work. She is pursuing a counterclaim of $100m (£79.9m).

Now, as part of the trial, it’s believed that Moss will testify on Wednesday as a rebuttal witness for Depp.

The model’s involvement has come about in court after Heard mentioned a rumour about an alleged altercation between Moss and Depp when they dated.

But how long did Moss and Depp date for? And why did their relationship come to an end? Here’s everything you need to know.

The couple are believed to have met in 1994 at at New York’s Café Tabac. He was 31 at the time; she was 20.

Writer George Wayne claims that he introduced the pair, writing in an Instagram post: “Johnny was in the back having dinner and Kate walked in with Naomi [Campbell] and The GW grabbed her and made the introduction.”

Given the nature of their respective profiles at the time, it wasn’t long before the press cottoned on to the relationship, with the couple garnering plenty of attention everywhere they went, frequenting places in LA such as the Chateau Marmont and the Hollywood Roosevelt.

“They can’t keep their hands, lips, mouths, legs off of each other,” a friend of Depp’s told People in 1994.

Pictured at the Golden Globes in 1997 before their split

In September 1994, Depp was arrested for criminal mischief at New York’s Mark Hotel after allegedly trashing a hotel room he had been staying in with Moss following an argument.

Depp did not face criminal charges but was ordered to pay the hotel over $9,000, according to People, which also reports that the police found Depp “in a state of possible intoxication” while Moss remained uninjured.

“I think Johnny obviously has a temper,” the actor’s friend, director John Waters, told People at the time. “But this is a very minor incident. The room service must have been bad.”

The couple are believed to have called off their relationship in 1997.

The couple garnered plenty of attention in the press

The couple made a joint appearance on the red carpet at Cannes


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