Johnny Depp And His Infamous Divorce With Amber Heard

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp is one of the most popular and successful actors in the world. He has been one of the top actors in the world since the 90s. Johnny Depp has helmed one of the most successful movie franchises of all time, Pirates Of The Caribbean. However, more recently, Johnny Depp was embroiled in one of the ugliest divorce proceedings in public memory with actress Amber Heard. In this post, we will find out more about that. Let’s get started.

Johnny Depp: Trial By Fire

Who was Johnny Depp’s first wife?

Johnny Depp married makeup artist Lori Ann Alison when he was just 20. Noticeably, Alison was four years older than Depp at the time of the wedding. However, the marriage only lasted for two years and the couple divorced in 1985. 

After a slew of popular relationships with stars like Winona Ryder and Kate Moss, Johnny Depp met model, actress and singer Vanessa Paradis in 1998. The couple fell in love and tied the knot very quickly. The couple moved to Vanessa’s homeland, France, where they had two children. Daughter Lily-Rose Melody was born in the spring of 1999, and son John Christopher in the spring of 2002.

When did Johnny Depp marry Amber Heard?

In 2012, the fairytale marriage of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis came to an end. The reason for the separation was named as Johnny’s co-star in the film “The Rum Diary,” Amber Heard, with whom he became close in 2011. In February 2015, the lovers got married. However, this marriage turned out to be fleeting and it lasted just over a year.

How was the divorce between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp?

In May 2016, Amber Heard filed for divorce. While the lawyers were resolving procedural issues, Johnny Depp went on tour with his musical group. Unfortunately, the divorce was an extremely messy affair and Amber Heard made some extremely disturbing allegations against Johnny Depp.

The image of a homewrecker who broke up a family with two children growing up did not work to the actress’s advantage. Then Heard went all-in and presented a video depicting a scene of violence. Just in case, the police forbade Depp to come within 100 yards of his wife. Depp’s two ex-wives, Laurie Ann Alison and Vanessa Paradis, came to the star’s defense, saying that the ex-husband never raised a hand against them. Johnny Depp was also supported by his daughter Lily-Rose Depp. She posted on social networks an old photo from a family album in which Depp was teaching his daughter how to walk.

As the trial concluded, Amber Heard surprisingly reneged her accusations against Johnny Depp and just took $7 million in compensation. But, having received the money, the actress said that she was giving it to charity – the entire amount would be distributed among funds helping victims of domestic violence. However, the court later found that the artist did not do what she promised.

How did the divorce case turn on its head?

The case remained open. The couple met again in court, where the actor showed 87 videos proving that Amber was the main aggressor in the family. Depp and his lawyers prepared a counterclaim in which he claimed that Heard regularly beat him with her hands, feet and kitchen utensils, and once even cut off the tip of his finger with a fragment of a vodka bottle. Now the actor wanted to receive a $50 million compensation for libel.

In April 2022, new trials followed: Heard brought other charges against her ex-husband. The actress said that back in 2016, during a joint vacation in Australia, Depp, while under the influence of illegal drugs, lost control. Allegedly, the artist began to beat his wife, and then raped her with a bottle. Johnny’s lawyers responded to this by noting that Amber had never mentioned what happened before.

What was the jury’s decision in the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial?

Depp’s former fiancee Kate Moss was also invited to speak at the trial, and testified in favor of the actor. On June 1, after studying all the materials of the case, the jury sided with Johnny, awarding him a compensation of $15 million (of which $5 million were legal costs). Amber was also partially recognized as being right, and she was awarded $2 million in compensation. Depp was not present at the final meeting, and his ex-wife was going to challenge this decision.

However, at the end of December, Amber announced that the conflict with Johnny had been resolved, and now she had to pay him only $1 million. At the same time, the actress did not admit her mistakes, but only noted that she did not want to waste any more time, money and effort on the process, in which her words are not taken seriously. The actor’s lawyers noted that the $1 million that Heard will pay will go to charity.

Who did Johnny Depp date after his divorce from Amber Heard?

After the divorce, the actor appeared several times in the company of 26-year-old Russian model Polina Glen, but the romance was short-lived. Glen was the first to initiate the separation, explaining this by Depp’s excessive addiction to alcohol and drugs. And in September 2020, they started talking about the artist’s next novel. Johnny’s new girlfriend was actress and model Sophie Hermann. The actor kept the details of this novel secret.

In 2022, the media wrote about the affair between Depp and his lawyer Camilla Vazquez. However, in September, journalists from US Weekly reported that the celebrity’s relationship was not with Camilla, but with Joelle Rich, who supported the actor at the court hearing in the libel case against Amber Heard. In the fall of the same year, it was announced that the couple had separated.

Did Johnny Depp face issues while filming Jeanne Du Barry?

In the summer of 2022, filming of the film “Jeanne Du Barry” began in the French capital, as well as in the luxurious interiors of the Palace of Versailles, located in the suburbs of Paris. Depp got the role of Louis XV in the film. By the way, this was not the first French project for Depp. In 2004, he appeared in an episode of the film “They Got Married and Had Many Children.” 

The tandem of the Hollywood actor with the French director Maiwenn Le Besco became a real clash of cultures. Maiwenn said in an interview that it was not easy, because in her homeland the director completely directs the actors, but for Depp his own vision of the scenes was important. Depp also had a difficult task – to learn to speak the French language of that time and at the same time put up with incredible makeup. 

Why did Johnny Depp’s band postpone its US tour?

In May 2023, the film “Jeanne DuBarry” was presented at the Cannes Film Festival. The audience who watched the film awarded the performer of the role of the French king with a 7-minute ovation. And immediately after this, it became known that his band The Hollywood Vampires had postponed their US tour – Depp suffered an ankle injury at the festival, and the doctor advised him not to travel.

In July, the media reported that Johnny was hospitalized. They wrote that he lost consciousness in a hotel room in Budapest, where he was with his band Hollywood Vampires. The tabloids, citing insiders, talked about problems with alcohol, which is why the performance was cancelled. Johnny Depp soon recovered and the tour continued.

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