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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s relationship: from love story to dark divorce

ByRandall B. Phelps

Apr 13, 2022

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are back in court as he sues his ex-wife for $50 million.

He claims she defamed him in a 2018 Washington Post opinion piece while writing about being a survivor of domestic violence.

While the article didn’t refer to Johnny by name, his legal team says the reference was clear and hurt his reputation and movie career.

The former couple had been together for about five years before their tumultuous divorce became official in 2017.

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How did Johnny and Amber meet?

The couple became friends after meeting on the set of The Rum Diary, a 2009 film which saw Johnny play the role of Paul Kemp.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star played a journalist who took a job in Puerto Rico.

Amber’s character is called Chenault, a woman married to another man, who forms a relationship with Paul.

Reflecting on the film, Amber told Vogue in 2011 that working with Johnny was “torture” because it was better than she ever imagined, which “really says something”.

When did Johnny and Amber start dating?

In 2012, Johnny and his longtime girlfriend, French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis, separated after 14 years together.

They shared two children, Lily-Rose who was born in 1999 and John Christopher who was born in 2002.

Amber also broke up with her photographer partner Tasya van Ree with them between 2008 and 2012.

There’s no exact date Johnny and Amber’s relationship began, but in a court filing, the Aquaman actress said it was “late 2011 or early 2012. “.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard attend the ‘Black Mass’ premiere during the 72nd Venice Film Festival on September 4, 2015

When did they get engaged?

In early 2014, Amber was seen wearing an engagement ring estimated to be five carats and cost around $100,000.

However, she was later spotted wearing two more engagement rings throughout the year.

Johnny himself opened up about a diamond ring he wore in a video interview with The Daily Mail calling it a “chick ring”.

He confirmed their engagement, saying, “It’s probably a dead giveaway, isn’t it? Not very subtle.

He later told David Letterman on his late night talk show that it was Amber’s original engagement ring but was “too big” for her, so he decided to put it on and it suited him.

Amber was seen wearing a slightly smaller diamond ring that had a diamond-studded bezel set on a band with scrollwork.

The third ring was seen when she walked the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. It looked more like her first ring but with two pear-shaped stones added to the sides.

How was their marriage?

The couple tied the knot in a private ceremony on a beach in the Bahamas in 2015.

Amber wore a floor-length white dress with long sleeves and a dramatic veil while Johnny chose a white suit jacket, black pants and white dress shoes.

WESTWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard attend the premiere of
Ohnny Depp and Amber Heard attend Focus Features’ ‘The Danish Girl’ premiere on November 21, 2015

How did their relationship end?

Amber filed for divorce from Johnny on May 23, 2016 while also obtaining a temporary restraining order against him.

She alleged that he physically assaulted her during their relationship and said it usually happened while he was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The actress alleged that Johnny threw a phone at her, which left a bruise on her face.

A police spokesperson told People at the time that they investigated the radio call of the domestic incident, but found no crime had taken place.

Johnny denied Amber’s accusations through her reps, saying she was “trying to get a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse.”

What was their divorce settlement?

The couple officially divorced on January 13, 2017, with Amber overturning her claim for $50,000 a month in spousal support and receiving $7 million.

She also withdrew her request for a domestic violence restraining order.

They released a joint statement which said: “Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love. Neither party made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intent to harm physically or emotionally.

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