Celebrities getting together makes big news and what makes bigger news is them separating or divorcing. 2016 has brought to fore some shocking divorce proceedings like that of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Let us not even begin to talk about the divorce of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
Sparks started flying between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard during the filming of “The Rum Diary”. Depp plays the role of journalist obsessed with a woman (played by Heard) engaged to another man. After the filming in 2009, nothing came in reports till 2012. In June, Depp separated from Vanessa Paradis who he was with for 14 years.
Johnny Depp, Amber Heard: When Did Trouble Start?
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard reportedly got engaged in Jan 2014. However, trouble started brewing very soon. A text message between Depp’s assistant and Heard revealed shocking details of their relationship. ET received details of the text messages exchanged detailing the abuse in the relationship.
The text messages show Stephen apologizing for someone (most likely Depp) for an episode that happened over one night. Stephen later told the media that all the messages are false and that Heard was “attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse”.
Divorce Settlement Between The Two Celebs
A big discussion began on online forums about who is in the right and wrong. Some sided with Depp saying Heard was looking for alimony. Others opine it is brave of Amber to talk about the abuse. Heard filed for divorce in May after 15 months of marriage, and days later got a temporary restraining order against Depp.
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Days after the divorce proceedings played out in media, the finalization of the separation has come in. The agreement states that Depp will pay a sum of US$ 7 million to Heard. Heard, in turn, has decided to donate the money to charity.
Nation News reports Depp’s lawyer saying, “We are all pleased to put this unpleasant chapter in Mr. Depp and his family’s lives behind them.” The attorney representing Amber Heard says, “All Amber wanted was to be divorced and now she is.”