And since then, Johnny, 49, has been lavishing Amber, 27, with expensive gifts.
“Johnny and Amber began dating pretty soon after he split with Vanessa,” a source close to the Pirates of the Caribbean star tells Radar.
“At first, Amber was a little apprehensive, because she didn’t want to be seen as the mistress. But Johnny won her over with his generosity and he was constantly giving her gifts.”
According to the insider, Johnny was determined to win Amber over — and it worked.
“On a weekly basis, Johnny would send her fresh flowers wherever she was. He also bought her tons of custom-designed jewelry that would cost him up tens of thousands of dollars,” the source said.
“He made Amber feel giddy by showing how much he felt for her and, in the end, she slowly fell in love with him.”
A second source confirms that the couple has managed to keep their romance under wraps, spending time together outside of Los Angeles.
“They were spending a significant amount of time together in San Diego in the fall and also at his home in the Bahamas, so they wouldn’t have to deal with paparazzi and could keep their relationship for under wraps as long as possible,” the source told Radar.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Johnny and Amber were spotted looking like loved-up teenagers back in November, 2012.
“They were flirty and engaged,” an eyewitness who saw the pair at Hollywood’s AV Nightclub in early November told Us Weekly.
A second source told the tabloid that at a Gucci party in October 2012, Amber was “telling people they were officially together.”
As RadarOnline.com exclusively reported in July , the couple had briefly cooled off their romance, but can’t seem to stay away from each other now.
“Johnny and Amber were definitely involved,” a source confirms to Radar about the couple, who first met on the set of The Rum Diary when Johnny was still with Vanessa and Amber had just gone public in her lesbian relationship with photographer Tasya van Ree.
“They definitely had chemistry that carried over from the set. Amber quietly split from Tasya around the same time Johnny was secretly separated from Vanessa, so the timing was just right.”