Hayek took to Instagram to welcome the ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ star to the world of social media, posting an awesome throwback photo of the pair on the red carpet.
Of course, many Johnny Depp fans took the public welcoming as a sign Hayek may be defending the ‘Pirates’ star in his continued legal battle with ex-wife Amber Heard.
“Welcome @johnnydepp to the Instagram madness! Bienvenido Johnny Depp a Instagram! #tbt” she captioned the new post.
Depp and Hayek starred together in the classic film, ‘Once Upon a Time in Mexico,’ and Salma seemed to be paying tribute to that time in their lives.
Fans went nuts over the post, flooding their pages with comments about the photo! “2 of the most beautiful people ever ???????,” one person posted.
Another added, “Ah Desperado and Once upon a time in Mexico brings back memories when I first crush on you Salma?” One fan even called for more pictures, saying, “We need a pic of you, Johnny and @penelopecruzoficial all together would be iconic ???”
But, is she defending Johnny?
She wouldn’t’ be the first A-list actress to come to Depp’s defense — as we reported, Winona Ryder and Penelope Cruz both filed declarations in his legal case defending him against Amber’s domestic violence allegations.
“I obviously was not there during his marriage to Amber, but, from my experience, which was so wildly different, I was absolutely shocked, confused, and upset when I heard the accusations against him. The idea that he is an incredibly violent person is the farthest thing from the Johnny I knew and loved. I cannot wrap my head around these accusations,” the “Stranger Things” star wrote in a declaration.
Penelope Cruz also filed a declaration in support of Johnny Depp, describing a similar view of the movie star.
“I’ve seen Johnny in so many situations and he is always kind to everyone around. He is one of the most generous people I know,” she wrote.
Adding, “During six months of my first pregnancy, I spent every single day with him while we shot Pirates of the Caribbean. My husband and I will never forget the sweetness, protection, and kindness he treated me with during every single step of that process.”
As we reported, Johhny Depp is still in the middle of a massive legal war against Amber heard which is playing out on two fronts. Depp filed a lawsuit against Amber for defamation in Virgina court — and another case is raging overseas involving a newspaper which called him a wife-beater.
Johnny Depp surprised his fans by joining Instagram last month, by posting a video speaking to his fans. In his first Instagram video, he ended with this, “on a more, I suppose, personal note — thank you all for your kindness your unwavering support and your strength over these years.”
At the time, it was felt Depp was speaking about his fans’ unwavering support in the Amber Heard situation.