Complete timeline of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s relationship

Johnny Depp Y amber heard they currently spend their days in a courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia.

Depp, who concluded his testimony last week, is suing his ex-wife for $50 million (approximately $70 million) over a 2018 Washington Post op-ed she wrote.

How they got there, 13 years after they met, is the story of an on-set spark that turned into a brief marriage gone wrong.

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard currently spend their days in a courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia. (AP)


Depp and Heard meet for the first time on the set of the film the rum diary.

Based on the book of the same name by Hunter S. Thompson, the film stars Depp as a journalist named Paul Kemp who takes a job in Puerto Rico. Heard played Chenault, with whom Kemp falls in love at first sight.

About him witness stand in libel trial in 2022, Depp describes the connection he felt with Heard when a scene called for their characters to kiss in the shower.

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Depp and Heard first meet on the set of the movie The Rum Diary. (UK Press via Getty Images)

“That moment was, was, felt like something, felt like something I shouldn’t be feeling,” says Depp, explaining that they were both in other relationships at the time. “I think there was something about the kiss in the shower that was real.”

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Depp testifies that the two met again two years later on a promotional tour for the film.


Depp and his longtime partner, Vanessa Paradis, who share two children, Lily-Rose and John Christopher, are separating. Heard and Depp start dating.

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Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis split in 2012. (Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)


Depp and Heard are engaged, according to a report from People magazine.

february 2015

Depp and Heard get married in a private ceremony In Los Angeles.

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Depp and Heard marry in 2015. (Getty)

March 2015

depth spends a month away from the Australian set of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead men tell no tales to recover from an injury. He is taken back to Los Angeles for medical treatment after injuring his hand.

Sources say his injury stemmed from hitting a glass door during a heated phone conversation with his Heard.

May 2015

Heard smuggles her and Depp’s dogs, Pistol and Boo, into Australia while Depp is filming. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead men tell no tales in Queensland.

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Depp is suing his ex-wife for $50 million (approximately $70 million) over a 2018 Washington Post op-ed she wrote. (Getty)

October 2015

Heard faces criminal proceedings in Australia for illegally bringing the couple’s two Yorkshire terriers, Pistol and Boo, into the country.

The illegal entry of the dogs made headlines in Australia after Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce publicly said the dogs would be euthanized unless Depp removed them from the country.

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“It’s time for Pistol and Boo to return to the States. After that, I don’t expect to be invited to the opening of the pirates of the CaribbeanJoyce says.

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Heard faces two counts of violating Australia’s quarantine laws by allegedly bringing her dogs Pistol and Boo on a private jet in May 2015. (Getty)

april 2016

Heard and Depp apologize in video for illegally bringing their dogs to Australia.

In the video, Heard describes “a treasure trove of unique plants, animals, and people.” Depp says that “Australians are just as unique, both warm and forthright. If you don’t respect Australian law, they’ll tell you outright,” which seems to refer to earlier comments by Barnaby Joyce.

May 2016

I heard divorce files after 15 months of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences in their divorce petition. They do not have a prenuptial agreement.

The presentation comes just three days after the death of Depp’s mother.

Heard obtains a temporary restraining order against Depp, claiming that he abused her while under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

june 2016

Heard calls the police on Johnny Deppclaiming he violated a temporary restraining order. TMZ reports that his staff “raided” his Los Angeles apartment, loading clothes, furniture and other items into a moving truck.

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August 2016

Depp denies the allegations and a $7 million (approximately $9.6 million) settlement was reached. Heard promises to donate the money to charity.

The actors release a joint statement that reads, “Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love. Neither party has made any false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intention of physical harm or emotional”.


I heard you write an op-ed for washington post in December 2018 on the treatment of women in cases of domestic abuse. She doesn’t mention Depp by name.

Heard’s opinion piece for The Washington Post in December 2018. (60 minutes)


Depp is suing Heard for $50 million (approximately $70 million) for libel over his Washington Post article, claiming it cost him a lucrative acting job.

Heard is unsuccessful in her effort to obtain the lawsuit. fired. she usa$100 million (approximately $140 million) counterclaim case It’s running.


Depp brings the editor of Sun to court for defamation in the UK for a 2018 article that claimed he was violent against Heard.

Depp denies all allegations of abuse.

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Heard testify in that case, claiming at one point that Depp threatened to kill her “many times”.

The UK court finds the newspaper’s claims to be “substantially true” and Depp is denied an appeal.

april 2022

The trial for Depp’s libel case against Heard begins in Virginia on April 12.

Heard’s attorney says in an opening statement that Depp “will try to turn this case into a soap opera.”

depp testifies about his experiences growing up with an abusive mother, his struggles with substance abuse, and his tumultuous relationship with Heard.

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Actor Johnny Depp testifies in the Fairfax County Circuit Courtroom in Fairfax, Virginia, on Monday, April 25, 2022. Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for defamation in Fairfax County Circuit Court after she she wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” (AP)

Depp acknowledges in his testimony that he and Heard had arguments during their relationship, but said: “I never got to the point of hitting Mrs. Heard in any way nor have I ever hit any woman in my life.”

At the end of his testimonyhis attorney, Jessica Meyers, questions him about an audio that was played for the court.

“What did you say in response when Mrs. Heard said, ‘Tell the world, Johnny. Tell them, Johnny Depp, me, Johnny Depp, a man, I too am a victim of domestic violence’?” Meyers asks Depp.

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Actor Johnny Depp attends his libel trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, U.S., on April 27, 2022. (AP)

“I said, ‘Yes, I am,'” Depp replies.

May 2022

Heard takes the stand, which is expected to last six weeks. On the first day of her, Heard accuses Depp of physical and emotional abuse and testifies that Depp threatened to kill her.

“He hits me around the neck and holds me there for a second and tells me that he could kill me and that I was a disgrace,” Heard tells the jury.

Heard also told the Virginia jury that Depp slapped her when she laughed at the “wino” writing on one of his faded tattoos, saying she thought it was a joke and claiming it was Depp’s first physical outburst toward her. .

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Actress Amber Heard testifies about the first time her ex-husband, actor Johnny Depp, hit her in Fairfax County Circuit Court during a defamation case against her by Depp in Fairfax, Virginia, USA. , on May 4, 2022. (AP)

“I will never forget it, it changed my life,” he says.

“He slapped me across the face,” Heard says on the stand. “I didn’t know what was going on. I just looked at it.”

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She says Depp slapped her again twice and said, “You think that’s funny, bitch?” her as she laughed after he allegedly hit her because she “didn’t know what else to do.”

On her second day, Heard testifies Depp kicked him in the back and he hurt his nose when he felt jealous. In one case, she says Depp was upset when he found out she had kissed the actor. James Franco for a scene in the 2015 film The Adderall Diaries.

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Actor Amber Heard testifies in the courtroom of the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Virginia, on Thursday, May 5, 2022. Actor Johnny Depp sued his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, for defamation in Court. Fairfax County Circuit Court after she wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” (AP)

“He called me a whore,” recalls Depp’s Heard about the love scenes he shared with Franco in The Adderall Diaries.

Heard also alleges that Depp cheated on her with an old flame: “I was texting this woman saying I was having an on-and-off relationship… The date was right after our wedding. I had seen that he had gone to her house after our wedding”.

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