Cupid's Pulse Article: Amber Heard Talks Johnny Depp: ‘Not Part of My Professional Life’Cupid's Pulse Article: Amber Heard Talks Johnny Depp: ‘Not Part of My Professional Life’

By April Littleton

Amber Heard has finally opened up about her relationship with Johnny Depp. The 27-year-old actress told Flare magazine that she wanted to keep her love life private and out of the spotlight.  In 2012, a source told that the pair are “100 percent dating” and that Depp “treats her very well.”  The couple were recently spotted holding hands while walking the red carpet together at Depp’s latest film The Lone Ranger in June.

When is the right time to go public with a new relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

Dating someone new is fun and exciting, especially when there’s no one around to tell you how you should act in your relationship. It’s OK to keep your love life private, but there will come a time when you need to fill in a few key people in your life. Cupid has some tips:

1. It’s getting serious: If you’re just casual dating, there’s no need to inform your friends and family, especially if you’re seeing more than one person. Your loved ones should only get involved when the situation starts to get serious. It takes more than a few dates to know if who you’re seeing is someone you want in your life long-term. Take your time and continue to have fun getting to know each other before you tell the whole world about a flame that may fizzle out in a few days.

2. You’ve defined the relationship: A lot of the time, people don’t like to talk about their relationship because they don’t even know if they’re actually in one. Get ready to have “the talk” if your partner is playing hot and cold with you. You need to know where you stand as a couple, if you even are a couple. If you both agree that you want to try something more exclusive, then it’s OK to share the good news with a few close friends.

3. The L-word: You definitely need to go public if you’re in love! There’s nothing stopping you from going public with your significant other if the two of you are in a committed, loving relationship. That doesn’t mean you have to tell everyone you know via Facebook or Twitter, but it would be nice to be able to share some details about who said the L word first with your best friend or your mom.

When did you know it was the right time to go public with your relationship? Comment below.