Is Johnny Depp About to Propose?

Fourth time just might be a charm for Johnny Depp…or not.

OK! is reporting that the Pirates of the Caribbean actor had a Southern California jewelry store shut down on December 10 so he could pick out an engagement ring for longtime girlfriend Vanessa Pardis, 35.

A source tells the mag that Dark Shadows-bound Depp, 45, made a “very large purchase.”

Before his relationship with Paradis began in 1998, the star was previously engaged to Winona Ryder, Sherilyn Fenn and Jennifer Grey at various intervels.

The OK! snitch notes that Johnny looked at an “assortment of classic solitaire diamond rings in platinum settings—a really beautiful selection of elegant and understated rings.”

However, the Mad Hatter actor has said before, “I don’t feel like I need a piece of paper that says I own her and she owns me.”

Further to that, Vanessa’s birthday is December 22. Could Johnny simply have been buying her a birthday bauble, rather than an engagement ring?

Time will tell!