Johnny Depp, 57, is selling a poem he penned for ex-fiancee Winona Ryder, 49

Johnny Depp, 57, is selling a POEM he penned for ex-fiancee Winona Ryder, 49, for charity… 27 years after they split up

Johnny Depp is selling a poem he penned for ex-fiancee Winona Ryder as an NFT for charity.

The Hollywood actor has teamed up with ViciNFT to auction off various items, with the lot also including a signed photograph of the Pirates of the Caribbean star playing one his beloved guitars at his villa in France.

A total of 25% raised from the NFT (non-fungible tokens) auction will go to one or more charities supporting wildlife and the environment, plus an additional donation will be made to a climate conservation fund.

Digging into the past: Johnny Depp is selling a poem he penned for ex-fiancee Winona Ryder as an NFT for charity. The Hollywood actor has teamed up with ViciNFT to auction off various items. Seen in the early Nineties

It was true love: Ryder and Depp attend The Silence of the Lambs premiere in 1991 in LA

It was true love: Ryder and Depp attend The Silence of the Lambs premiere in 1991 in LA

Johnny said in a statement: ‘I believe ViciNFT is the first NFT company to truly want to protect and enhance the environment.

‘I trust the founders of ViciNFT to always put charity and helping others above mere profitability.’

ViciNFT is headed up by Bill Gladstone, an author and literary agent, who has represented Neil Young, Pamela Anderson and Deepak Chopra.

Co-stars: The pair starred alongside each other in Edward Scissorhands in 1990 and were known for their mutual love of poetry

Co-stars: The pair starred alongside each other in Edward Scissorhands in 1990 and were known for their mutual love of poetry

He added: ‘This is a ground breaking opportunity to recognize creative artists, musicians, authors, poets, and visionary thinkers. 

‘Johnny Depp is one of the most multi-talented creative artists of our generation, making him the ideal creative personality to launch creative NTFs for the common good.

Jam on: The lot also includes a signed photograph of the Pirates of the Caribbean star playing one his beloved guitars at his villa in France; a stock image from 2018 in the US

Jam on: The lot also includes a signed photograph of the Pirates of the Caribbean star playing one his beloved guitars at his villa in France; a stock image from 2018 in the US

‘I represent many wonderful authors whose books have raised awareness of important global issues. I anticipate that the success of Johnny Depp’s Official NFT series will create opportunities for many authors and artists to help millions of people throughout the world.’

Johnny and Winona were engaged for three years between 1990 and 1994.

The pair starred alongside each other in Edward Scissorhands in 1990 and were known for their mutual love of poetry.

The 49-year-old actress – who recently defended her ex-fiance at court after he was accused by ex-wife Amber Heard of physical and verbal abuse – previously said of her romance with the 57-year-old actor: ‘It was absolutely like nothing before.

‘We hung out the whole day… and night, and we’ve been hanging out ever since. I love her more than anything in the whole world.’

The first NFT auction commences at 9am ET today (04.05.21) and ends 5pm ET on May 5, 2021 on OpenSea at the official Johnny Depp auction

Still pals: Winona recently defended her ex-fiance at court after he was accused by ex-wife Amber Heard of physical and verbal abuse; Depp and Heard in 2015

Still pals: Winona recently defended her ex-fiance at court after he was accused by ex-wife Amber Heard of physical and verbal abuse; Depp and Heard in 2015

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