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Did you know that Johnny Depp once said that Amber Heard was “attentive and loving”?


Actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard met on the sets of their 2011 movie, The Rum Diary. It is said that while filming the movie, the former couple fell in love. Then, they got married in 2015. However, things did not go well for Depp and Heard. The actors went separate ways and divorced in 2017. But, do you know how Johnny Depp felt about Amber Heard, before their ugly divorce and defamation lawsuit? Read on

How did Johnny Depp and Amber Heard fall in love?

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory actor revealed how he met his ex-wife, Amber Heard. Depp revealed that the two met in 2011 while filming their movie, The Rum Diary. He admitted that he “felt something he shouldn’t” while filming the kissing scene with his co-star. Shortly after this, Amber visited his trailer and the couple kissed in real life as well. Deb revealed that Amber and they realized their feelings for each other during the kiss. He revealed that his ex-wife and he have nicknames for each other.

When Johnny Depp spoke about Amber Heard

Johnny mentioned feeling it “was too good to be true” when the pair began dating. He talked about the initial impression he had of Amber. He said, “She (Amber Heard) was attentive, she was loving, she was smart, she was fun, she was understanding. We had a lot in common, definitely blues and literature. That year, or for a year and a half it was amazing.”

Johnny called Amber “Slim” and called him “Steve”. Nicknames inspired by the movie To Have and Have Not. Johnny also advised Amber to watch a certain movie and practice “stilling” on camera.

Meanwhile, Johnny reveals that the seemingly perfect relationship is starting to change after a year and a half. Depp revealed of the change in Heard’s behavior, “From the beginning of our relationship for a year and a half it was great, and after that things started to change or things started to reveal themselves which is the best way to put it.”

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Johnny v. Amber Heard defamation lawsuit

In 2019, Joni sued Amber for defamation based on an opinion piece she wrote in 2018 about being a domestic violence survivor. After a defamation case in 2022, Heard was found liable to pay $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. After that, the actress moved to Spain. She has started a new life in Spain with her daughter.

Also read: Did you know that Amber Heard once said that falling in love with Johnny Depp “felt like a dream”?

Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.