11 Shocking Details Of Amber Heard & Johnny Depp’s Toxic RelationshipPublished on June 2, 2016. Updated August 27, 2019
Who knew what a toxic relationship Johnny Depp and Amber Heard had! The two have been duking it out in the court of public opinion and so far it is hard to say who is winning. All we know for sure is that a lot of scandalous details have been leaked and we still expect things to get messier. For those of you who have had trouble keeping up with all of the drama, here are 11 shocking details that have emerged in Depp and Heard’s divorce:
11. His Mother Hated Her
According to TMZ, Depp’s family hated Heard and the feeling was more than mutual. Sources say that his mom, who passed away a few days before The Adderall Diaries actress filed for divorce, thought Heard was just using her son for money, fame and to boost her career. A source close to Heard claims that none of that is true and that she was close to Depp’s mom. “Amber was by Betty Sue’s side during this illness,” a source told People. “And regularly visited her in the hospital.”
10. She Didn’t Want to Marry Him
Prior to their wedding, Heard got cold feet. “Before Amber met Johnny she was just a regular super cool hipster chick living with roommates who dated girls. At their engagement party she kind of got cold feet… she was just like what is this scene and what am I doing here? She kind of couldn’t believe it was her life now,” a source told People. Heard is reportedly the reason why their wedding plans were put on hold for a year.
9. On the Rocks After Three Months of Marriage
Sources told Page Six that Depp and Heard’s marriage was on the rocks after only three months, but they both agreed to give the relationship a year to see if they could patch things up before they decided to call it quits.
8. Restraining Order and Physical Abuse
Less than a week after filing for divorce, Heard was granted a domestic abuse restraining order against Depp. She showed up to court with a bruise on her face, claiming that he physically assaulted her with an iPhone and that this wasn’t the first time he had abused her. She had pictures showing various bruises that he inflicted on her throughout their marriage. According to Page Six, during one of their fights, Depp injured his hand punching a wall. He was in Australia at the time filming the fifth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and had to be flown back to the U.S. for surgery, which delayed filming for more than a month. Another source told Page Six that there was an incident this past December where Depp tried to suffocate her while he was intoxicated.
7. Alcohol and Drug Abuse
When The Danish Girl actress filed for a restraining against the Alice in Wonderland actor, she alleged that he had a history of drug and alcohol abuse issues, as well as a short fuse. “Johnny is a loving man by nature, but his drug use has completely changed him,” a source told E! News. Friends of theirs claim that he was kind of like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: one minute he would be this fun loving guy and a few hours later he was completely unrecognizable.
6. She’s Got a Temper
In 2014, Heard told W Magazine that she has quite a temper. “Whenever my old friends meet someone I’m involved with romantically, they immediately warn them: ‘She may look refined, but when she’s angry, she can go trailer park really fast,’” she said.
5. She Makes Him Jealous
When it came to his relationship with the Drive Angry star, Johnny Depp was a little insecure. According to sources close to him, he was very intimidated by her bisexuality and by her independence.
4. She Has Multiple Witnesses
During the most recent alleged attack, there were reportedly several witnesses, including her friends Raquel Rose Pennington and her fiance, Joshua, and another friend Elizabeth Marz.
Heard also contacted a friend during one of their fights in December and she came to the 3 Days to Kill actress with a cut and bruised lip, a swollen eye and a chunk of hair missing from the top of her head. It was after this incident that Heard reportedly told her friend that she feared for her life.
3. His Team Claims She’s Lying
Although Depp hasn’t responded to Heard’s abuse allegations directly, sources close to him claim that she’s lying. His bodyguards – who were there during the most recent incident – claim that she’s exaggerating to make him look bad so that she gets a bigger payout and his good friend Doug Stanhope claims that Heard is blackmailing the aging movie star. According to him, she reportedly threatened to lie about Depp publically if he didn’t agree to her terms for their divorce.
2. She Has Text Conversations about the Abuse
Entertainment Tonight recently released a series of text messages that between Heard and Depp’s assistant, Stephen Deuters. The messages are from 2014 and seem to reference a violent incident from the previous night where Depp kicked Heard. In the messages, one can see Deuters almost begging the actress to give the actor another shot. “Think he’s just texted you. He’s incredibly apologetic and knows that he has done wrong,” Deuters text reads. “He wants to get better now. He’s been very explicit about that this morning. Feel like we’re at a critical juncture.” In Heard’s response, she hints that this violent incident isn’t the first: “He’s done this many times before. Tokyo, the island, London (remember that?!), and I always stay. Always believe he’s going to get better…And then every 3 or so month [sic], I’m in the exact same position.”
1. She Doesn’t Want to Press Charges
According to TMZ, even though Heard’s lawyer vowed earlier this week that the actress would file a police report against Depp, she has reportedly changed her mind. Sources say that she still loves the actor and doesn’t want him to get arrested and be prosecuted.