Amber Heard has made her first public appearance since settling the $1 million payment owed to her ex-husband Johnny Depp following their highly contentious legal battle. The 37-year-old actress was seen in Madrid, where she currently resides with her two-year-old daughter, Oonagh, after the culmination of the court proceedings. Despite the significant financial loss and Depp’s recent positive reception at the Cannes Film Festival, Heard seemed carefree and content.
During her outing, Heard exuded style, wearing a sheer off-white blouse tucked into a black wrap skirt. Her blonde hair flowed freely as she flashed a radiant smile while walking along the road. To entertain her daughter, she carried a children’s book about a cat, indicating her dedication to Oonagh’s well-being.
Heard recently conducted her first interview since relocating abroad, showcasing her fluency in Spanish as she expressed her affection for Spain. According to a source, she is bilingual and finds happiness in her new environment, where she can raise her daughter away from the public scrutiny that has surrounded their legal disputes.
This sighting comes after Heard fulfilled her financial obligation by paying Depp the $1 million settlement, which he has committed to distributing among his favorite charitable organizations. The donation will be divided equally, with $200,000 going to each of the five nonprofits chosen by Depp. These organizations focus on various causes, including supporting children with life-threatening illnesses, providing housing for disadvantaged communities, and preserving indigenous cultures and heritage.
Depp and Heard eventually resolved their defamation claims against each other in December, marking the end of a five-year legal battle. While the court in London ruled in favor of Heard’s allegations of domestic violence, a separate case in Fairfax, Virginia favored Depp. The legal process resulted in significant financial settlements for both parties, with Heard ordered to pay compensatory and punitive damages while Depp received defamation damages.
Now, six months after their acrimonious divorce, it has been reported that Depp has finally received the $1 million payment from Heard’s insurance company. The actor intends to distribute the funds to his chosen charitable organizations, which hold personal significance to him. His selections include Make-A-Film Foundation, The Painted Turtle, Red Feather, Tetiaroa Society, and the Amazonia Fund Alliance. The decision to support these causes reflects Depp’s desire to contribute positively and make a difference, rather than seeking financial gain from his former spouse.
As both actors strive to rebuild their lives following the tumultuous legal battles, Depp has been making public appearances, notably at the Cannes Film Festival and during a Hollywood Vampires performance in Istanbul. Heard, on the other hand, was spotted taking a leisurely walk with her daughter in Madrid. She has recently taken a step back from the U.S. entertainment industry, retreating from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood. However, she is scheduled to return to the big screen in the upcoming thriller “In The Fire,” premiering at the 69th Taormina Film Festival in Italy.
While there have been speculations about Depp’s potential return to the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, earning him a substantial sum, sources close to the actor have confirmed that he has no intention of working with Disney again. Depp remains resentful of the way the studio handled his situation and severed ties with him when abuse allegations arose. Despite this setback, Depp has expressed that he doesn’t feel boycotted by Hollywood but prefers to focus on his passions for music, art, and directing independent films.
As Depp celebrates his 60th birthday and continues with his European tour alongside his band, Hollywood Vampires, thousands of fans in Romania serenaded him with a joyful rendition of “Happy Birthday.” Depp expressed gratitude for the heartfelt gesture, describing it as the most monumental birthday song he has ever experienced.