Amber Heard Bonds With Johnny Depp's Kids on Trip to Japan: Pictures

Celebrity News Jul. 16, 2013 AT 1:20PM
Johnny Depp, his children and Amber Heard arrive in Japan Amber Heard joined Johnny Depp and his two kids, Lily-Rose and Jack (from his relationship with Vanessa Paradis), on a work trip to Japan Credit: Jun Sato/WireImage.com

One big happy family! Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have apparently cleared the all-important relationship hurdle of "meeting the kids," and judging by these pictures of the group in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, July 16, it seems to have gone well.

Heard, 27, accompanied her boyfriend and Rum Diary costar Depp, 50, on a promotional trip to the Asian city for his new film, The Lone Ranger. They were joined by the actor's two children, 14-year-old Lily-Rose and 11-year-old Jack, from Depp's 14-year-relationship with French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis. (The former couple, who never married, split in June 2012 after a long estrangement.)

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Wearing a loose, gauzy, white frock and flat sandals, Heard stayed close to both Depp and his kids as they made their way through the airport after landing in Tokyo. She looked perfectly at ease with the youngsters, at one point putting a protective arm around Jack, who rocked green sunglasses and carried a backpack.

Credit: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images

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The trip is a big step for the couple, who only recently started regularly stepping out in public together. They first met on the set of Rum Diary back in 2011, but things didn't get romantic until after he and Paradis, 40, were estranged. And even then, it was months before they showed any affection out in the open.

That may have had something to do with the Lone Ranger star's children. Speaking about his split from Paradis in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Depp said that there had been an adjustment period for the whole family.

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"The last couple years have been a bit bumpy," he told the mag. "At times, certainly unpleasant, but that's the nature of breakups, I guess, especially when there are kiddies involved."

He later told CBS This Morning, however, that Lily-Rose and Jack were coping remarkably well. "We were just very truthful with them and they were just incredibly understanding, incredibly accepting," Depp shared. "I was extremely proud of them, the way they dealt with it."

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