Now that all the divorce drama between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is officially over, he wanted to thank all the fans who stuck by him during his messiest time. And he did it at the People’s Choice Awards last night in Los Angeles. Johnny tidied up a little (aka his assistant Febrezed him) and slipped into a clean suit (aka he picked the suit in his closet that looked the least like a family of feral dogs had been sleeping on it) and accepted the Favorite Movie Icon award.
Johnny laid it on thick when he got up to the mic, and I’m not talking about the halitosis cloud that came from his mouth.
“I came here for one reason tonight, and one reason only. I came here for you, the people, who through whatever good times or bad have stood by me, trusted me. You very very graciously invited me here once again tonight, I appreciate that very much. You have no idea how much I appreciate it.
I was deeply affected by the kindness of your recognition and by your well wishes to my family and to myself. Which is why it’s especially meaningful to me to be here in front of you to say thank you, and to tell you that I truly feel that need to thank you. Because in all honestly, you don’t know that none of us, especially me, wouldn’t be standing up here if it weren’t for you. Give ’em hell, Betty Sue!”
It looks like Johnny’s “Heyyyy, let’s forget that shit about me getting drunk and throwing things, shall we?” PR tour begins.
— People's Choice (@peopleschoice) January 19, 2017
Betty Sue is Betty Sue Palmer, Johnny’s mama who passed away in May.
It’s too bad Johnny spent so much time on stage buttering up his fans and responding to audience hoots and hollers. If only he’d remembered to budget some time in his acceptance speech to slip in a little mention of his recent $25 million lawsuit. It was the perfect opportunity to slap back at his former business managers who responded to his lawsuit by accusing Johnny of being stupid-dumb with his money. “Oh, and just for the record, I won’t be flying this People’s Choice Award home in its own special private helicopter. I’m bringing it with me in my limo. So, yeah.”
And while Johnny was doing the whole Sally Field you-really-like-me thing last night, Amber was continuing to fight that gold digger reputation hard by hitting up a 99-cent store in Los Angeles with a couple friends.