Who doesn’t know about Johnny Depp & Amber Heard? To people’s knowledge, Johnny Depp is a well-known American actor and musician. While Amber Heard is a popular American actress featured in Hollywood movies like Aquaman, The Rum Diary, and Drive Angry to name a few. Over the last few months, they have been in the headlines of every top news channel and newspaper.
They both have been involved in a serious legal battle for a couple of months. However, their relationship was not always so rough. Interested in knowing their relationship journey from their first meeting to marriage, divorce, and legal battle? If yes, continue reading this blog to know the entire relationship story of Johnny Depp & Amber Heard from start to finish.
The First Meeting OF Johnny Depp & Amber Heard
It was in the year 2009 when Johnny Depp & Amber Heard met each other while shooting for the film ‘The Rum Diary. It is a comedy-drama film in which Depp plays the role of the Author and Heard portrayed the role the fiancee of a rich businessman.
Both Depp and Heard were dating other people at that time.
They Fell In Love During Their Press Tour
Around the end of the year 2011 or the start of the year 2012, during that time both the Hollywood stars Johnny Depp & Amber Heard were busy promoting their film ‘The Rum Diary. It was during that time when Depp felt a soft corner for Heard in one of the press trips of the film.
It was more like love on the first day of the press tour. The pair also made their red carpet debut at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. They even started praising each other during interviews.
In the same year 2012, Depp got separated from his long-term partner, Paradis after being in a relationship for 14 long years. Depp even had two kids Lily-Rose and John Christopher with Paradis. On the other side, Heard also got separated from her partner Tasya van Ree.
The separation of both Depp and Heard from their respective partners increased the odds of them becoming real-life partners.
Public Appearances – Johnny Depp Amber Heard
Around the year 2013, both Depp & Heard started attending public events together. They were even captured holding hands while attending a concert.
That’s not all!
They travel abroad to spend some quality “We” time several times. They were even spotted in Berlin alongside Depp’s kids.
Engagement Party – Johnny Depp Amber Heard
It was in the year 2014 when the stories of Depp and Heard’s engagement were making noise after a picture of the actress wearing an engagement ring went viral on social media platforms.
As per the sources, Depp and Heard even organized a private engagement ceremony to celebrate their special day with their family members and close friends. Some of the special guests from the Hollywood industry who were present at the engagement ceremony were Mandy Moore and Steven Tyler.
Johnny Depp Amber Heard Private Marriage Ceremony
It was in the year 2015 when Johnny Depp & Amber Heard officially got married to each other at their mansion in Los Angeles. They even threw a party to make their day more special and memorable in the Bahamas.
It was a romantic beach wedding ceremony where everyone including the couple had fun while enjoying the water activities along with the tasty food and beverages. Even Paradis, the Depp’s former wife, and their son, Jack, were part of the ceremony.
Heard Filed For Divorce
Just after one year of marriage, Heard blamed Depp for physical violence and filed for a divorce. In one of her interviews, Heard said that Depp physically tortured her after having alcohol or drugs.
She even claimed that Depp once injured her face when he threw his phone at her. Furthermore, Heard filed a temporary restraining order against Depp for domestic violence. In one of the legal documents, she even said that Depp assaulted her on her birthday.
A $7 Million Settlement
In 2016, Heard withdrew a restarting order against her husband and even refused to take the financial support of $50,000 a month.
Their relationship was not all about having financial benefits. It was more based on love and trust, as per some sources. Heard even received a $7 million settlement however she donated it to charity.
Then, in the year 2017, the couple officially got divorced.
Depp Sued Heard For Defamation
Depp sued heard for defamation. His lawyer claimed that Heard made baseless allegations just to grab public attention. Depp even accused his former wife of domestic violence against him.
Depp’s Defamation Trial Against Heard
It was in the year 2022 when Depp sued ex-wife Heard after she wrote an op-ed piece for the Washington Post in 2018 which claimed how her life has been affected after she made domestic abuse allegations against Depp. In one of the court trials, Depp took a strong stand and spoke out against Heard’s allegations of domestic violence. He also accused her ex-wife of domestic violence against him.
Heard also took a stand and spoke for herself and against allegations made by Depp.
However, it was on June 1, 2022, when Johnny Depp won a defamation case against Amber Heard. He was successful in proving that his ex-partner Heard defamed him in her 2018 op-ed.
The jury awarded $15 million to Depp to cover up for the damages. However, the jury asked Heard to pay $10.35 million. Heard also won one of the 3 defamation cases for which she was given $2 million in compensation.
Let’s Wrap Up
Though Johnny Depp & Amber Heard are not together anymore as a couple, they can be seen in the upcoming Hollywood movie Hot Take, directed by Arthur Glover.