In the 90’s, Winona Ryder was everywhere, she was in all of our favorite movies (Bettlejuice, Little Women, Heathers, Edward Scissorhands) and dating the men we could only dream about. She was an icon and It Girl. She made being antisocial and weird cool and for those of us who felt that way as teenagers she was relatable, a friend in our heads.
Later in her life, Winona became famous for her antics off the screen. Who can forget that she was caught shoplifting at Saks Fifth Avenue? Ostracized from Hollywood for a while due to her arrest, she seemed to drop off the face of the earth only to emerge in Black Swan and command the screen again.
Did you know that she’s never been married? Linked to men as wide ranging as Matt Damon to Johnny Depp, who famously got “Winona Forever” tattooed on his arm and later changed it to “Wino Forever” when they broke up, marriage for Winona has always been an ideal that was hard to achieve. In article in The Telegraph, she said that her parents set the bar so high for marriage. She said, “It’s crazy because they are still so in love after 43 years together – and I mean giddily in love. That set the bar so high for me. I think it may be why I never got married.”
Now at 42, she’s embracing aging and still hopes to have kids. In the same interview with The Telegraph she talks about her desire to have kids, “I was talking to my dad last year and saying, ‘What if I can’t have a kid?’ and he said, ‘There are other ways to have children in your life.’ That’s true … I’ve got to stop listening to other people. It’s crazy the stuff women will tell you.”
Winona, still relatable after all these years.