Winona Ryder "struggled to take of herself" after break up with Johnny Depp 5 months ago

Winona Ryder "struggled to take of herself" after break up with Johnny Depp

The two dated in the early 90s.

Winona Ryder has finally opened up about her break up with Johnny Depp, giving details about the split for the first time since.


In a recent interview with Harper's Bazaar, the actress said that she "struggled to take care of herself" after the break up, comparing her state to her character Susanna Kaysen in Girl Interrupted.

If you haven't seen the film, the character spends a year and a half in a psychiatric hospital after she attempted to take her own life.

The Edward Scissorhands actress said that she remembered looking at the fake bruises and prosthetic cuts on her face from a shoot and asked herself: "Would you be treating this girl like you’re treating yourself?'

"I remember looking at myself and saying, ‘This is what I’m doing to myself inside.’ Because I just wasn’t taking care of myself."


She went on to say that former co-star and friend Michelle Pfeiffer was the one to reassure her that the feelings she had would pass but she "couldn't bear it."

She added: "I’ve never talked about it. There’s this part of me that’s very private.”

Adding that she has "a place in my heart for those days", Winona acknowledged that for someone who is growing up with social media, it can be a lot different.


Referring to the "cruel" tabloids of the early 2000s, she recalled thinking that "part of my life was over".

The Stranger Things star dated Johnny for four years, after meeting at the New York premiere of Great Balls of Fire’ in 1989.

The two ended up going on their first date only two months after meeting and were engaged after five months, even appearing together in Edward Scissorhands in 1990.

The pair went their separate ways in 1993, and Winona has been dating fashion designer Scott Mackinlay Hahn since 2011.