In July, Us Weekly reported that Johnny Depp was "100 percent dating" his "Rum Diary" co-star Amber Heard, who had supposedly called it quits recently with her photographer girlfriend of four years.
But on the heels of reports that the smitten superstar bought the starlet a horse, the rumor mill quickly quieted down, with no sightings of the two until November, when the New York Post caught them cozying up at a Los Angeles hot spot.
The London Sun claimed Depp spent the summer pining for Heard, who's 23 years his junior. His supposed solution was to send her self-penned poems and roses in an effort to return to her good graces.
"He missed her so much over the summer," asserted a source. "They both love literature, and the way he tried to win her back totally worked."