Johnny Depp has splashed out $16 million on a new home to live in with Amber Heard.

The 49-year-old actor - who has been dating the blonde beauty on and off since he announced his split from long-term partner Vanessa Paradis in June 2012 - has purchased a property in Nashville, Tennessee, after ''falling in love'' with the home when the pair viewed it.

A source said: ''Buying this house is the surest sign yet of how serious Johnny is about Amber.

''She's always dreamt of having a ranch. They were going to buy one in Texas, where she's from, but they fell in love with the Nashville property as soon as they set eyes on it.''

Despite already owning four houses in Los Angeles, Johnny wants to write and play music in the Nashville countryside and he is keen to please equine enthusiast Amber, 26, who will love to ride horses in the rural spaces close to their new abode.

The source added to The Sun newspaper: ''Johnny isn't bothered about living it up in Hollywood, he'd rather have the good life. While Amber loves to ride horses, Johnny's serious about writing and playing music.''

As well as being a big Hollywood actor, Johnny is also a keen musician and will find there is plenty of space in the 19-room property to invite stars around to work with , as he did last month when he asked the 'Little Things' hitmakers over to his Los Angeles home studio to impress 13-year-old daughter, Lily Rose.