There was nothing less than turmoil in Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s marriage, which is now over.
The two engaged in a public court battle after several allegations of mistreatment. The trial was unpleasant, and a variety of intimate matters were made public.
The two began dating soon after Depp split up with his longtime partner, Vanessa Paradis, on the set of The Rum Diary in 2011.
Depp and Heard got married in 2015 after becoming engaged in 2014.
Depp reportedly suffered a hand injury only a few months after getting married after “smashing bottles and windows” during an argument with his wife.
Heard was the one who started the divorce process and stated “irreconcilable differences” as the justification.
Heard disparaged Depp in an opinion piece about marital violence that she published for The Washington Post. Although she didn’t say his name, it was clear she was talking about her husband.
She stated, “Two years ago, I became a public figure representing domestic abuse, and I felt the full force of our culture’s wrath for women who speak out,” and she received a tonne of support from women around the nation and the globe.
Depp refuted all of the accusations, but Heard’s criticism hurt his career. In addition to receiving harsh criticism for his performance in J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts sequel, The Crimes of Grindelwald, fewer and fewer directors were interested in casting him. In 2018, he was even fired from his enduring role as Captain Jack Sparrow.
Depp subsequently sued Heard for $50 million for defamation, alleging that Heard had been the victim of domestic abuse all along.
Heard’s defamation lawsuit stated that “the op-ed [her article] depended on the central premise that Ms. Heard was a domestic abuse victim and that Mr. Depp perpetrated domestic violence against her.”
I was kicked, punched, and hit by her. Additionally, she frequently flung heavy bottles, soda cans, blazing candles, television remote controls, and paint thinner cans at my head and body, seriously injuring me.
Depp won the case, much to the surprise of his countless fans, and is now back in action after losing millions of dollars and a significant amount of time from his job.
Eventually, he made it back to the big screen, where he received a thunderous seven-minute standing ovation at the Cannes 2023 premiere of Jeanne Du Barry. Fans yelled his name as he came down the red carpet, and one woman started crying to get his attention.
The actor’s first film assignment following the defamation conviction is Jeanne Du Barry, in which he portrays the former King of France Louis XV.
In a recent Instagram post, Depp, however, alarmed admirers by writing: “My dear friends, I regret to inform you that I have sustained a fractured ankle, which is quite a disappointment. It began as a little hairline break, but as we travelled from Cannes to The Albert Hall, it got worse rather than better.
I’m currently unable to travel because several medical doctors have strongly advised against engaging in any activities, he said.
“The guys and I are deeply sorry to miss you all,” he wrote in an email to the fans waiting for him in Boston, New Hampshire, and New York. “But fear not, I promise an extraordinary show in Europe later, and we’ll undoubtedly give our best performance on the East Coast later this summer, making it up to those who have already purchased tickets!” he added.
“Once more, my genuine and sincere apologies. All of my respect and love, J.D.,” he said.
While they sent the actor their warmest wishes, fans simultaneously expressed their worry. “During the show, it was clear that he was in pain. Thus, the news is not unexpected. For the remainder of his travels and upcoming concerts, I sincerely hope he gets enough rest. Take care, Johnny; know that we’re thinking about you.
Depp deserves to live his life to the utmost after everything he has been through in the past few years.