From their on-set meeting in , through their four years as a couple beginning in , to the current domestic abuse allegations Heard filed against Depp, here is ET's timeline of the estranged couple's most notable moments. The Rum Diary Depp and Heard met on the set of the film, where they played each other's love interests. The Romance Begins After Depp's split from his partner of 14 years and the mother of his two children, French actress Vanessa Paradis, the actor began seeing Heard.
Depp and Paradis are parents to year-old Lily-Rose and year-old Jack. Perhaps somewhat of a romantic, one of Depp's first gestures for his new flame during the early stages of their budding relationship was reportedly buying her a horse!
Apparently, he did it so that she could ride with him while he filmed The Lone Ranger. And she's even taken Lily shopping on her own for some bonding time. I don't know, you know. I have two, and they're perfect," he shared. But I've got the easy gig, right? ET was not able to independently verify the recipients of the messages or whether they had been edited.
The texts are purported to show Depp's alleged abusive behavior towards Heard, long before the two had tied the knot. Read the conversation HERE. Both of Depp's children were in attendance. At the time, he had to fly back to the United States to undergo surgery and receive medical treatment. It was reported that the injury was not sustained during filming.
On May 31, , sources told ET that Heard told some close friends that the injury was actually a result of Depp punching a wall when the two had gotten into an argument. Apparently, the crime could have come with a year prison sentence. Heard told ET in June that the dogs had returned to America safely, saying, "They're good despite attempts by certain rogue thug Australian government officials, they are all right. By the end of the show, she was on her feet.
Heard Addresses Marriage Trouble Rumors Reports that the couple was on the rocks clearly wore on Heard, who said in the December issue of Marie Claire , "I try not to react to the horrible misrepresentation of our lives, but it is strange, and hard. For living with all these characters, which can't be easy It's hard for me, it's gotta be hard for her. The Infamous Dog Apology Video "Australia is a wonderful island with a treasure trove of unique plants, animals and people," Heard said in a stilted apology video about the dog debacle.
The awkward video would go on to be mocked by many, including Stephen Colbert, and Depp himself. Alleged Attack Following Heard's Birthday As noted in her court filing, Heard, who turned 30 on April 22, claims another abusive incident occurred when Depp showed up to her birthday party "inebriated and high" and "violently shoved me to the floor" after allegedly grabbing her by the hair.
Solo at the Met Gala After the apology video, the couple was rarely spotted together. Heard stunned in her silky, high-slit Ralph Lauren gown at the Met Gala, but appeared at the annual fashion event without Depp at her side.
At the time, Depp was in the middle of a press tour for his latest film, Alice Through the Looking Glass, which opened in theaters one week later.
Depp had a close relationship with his mother -- he even got a tattoo of her name, "Betty Sue," inside a heart on his left upper arm in the late '80s. The Call Heard claims in court documents that on this night, she and Depp got into a heated altercation, which allegedly resulted in him inflicting a bruise near her eye.
Heard alleges that the bruises were caused by Depp throwing a cell phone at her face. According to Heard, the two were having a "peaceful conversation" about the death of Depp's mother when he allegedly "began obsessing about something that was untrue and his demeanor changed dramatically. Johnny continued screaming at me, pulling my hair, striking me and violently grabbing my face.
When the LAPD responded to the incident, however, the department said they found no evidence of a crime. Heard claimed it was only a verbal dispute at the time. She did not mention Depp's name, nor was he present when police arrived to the scene, according to the LAPD.
When Depp later responded in his own filing, however, he listed their separation date as "To Be Determined. That same day, Depp filed a response , asking the court to "terminate the court's ability to award support" to Heard. In the documents, he also asked that Heard pay her own attorney fees, in response to her request for Depp to cover all the costs. In addition, the Pirates of the Caribbean star in the legal filings requested a separation of certain assets, including "miscellaneous jewelry" and earnings made after their separation.
Depp's Rep Issues a Statement One day after news broke that the two had called it quits, Depp's rep issued a statement on the actor's behalf. The judge then granted Heard a temporary restraining order against Depp, forcing him to stay at least yards away and avoid any contact with her. A hearing was set for June Depp's Daughter and Exes Come to His Defense When some people, including a few celebrities, started to take sides through a "trial by Twitter," Depp's daughter, Lily-Rose, and two of his exes, Paradis and Lori Anne Allison, quickly came to his defense.
His daughter took to Instagram to share a sweet throwback photo of the two from when she was a baby, calling her dad the "sweetest most loving person" in her caption. Paradis reportedly wrote a letter , obtained by TMZ, in which she slammed Heard's "outrageous" allegations against Paradis' former longtime partner. Allison, who was Depp's first wife, echoed Paradis' sentiments, telling friends that "she doesn't believe Amber Heard's claim that Johnny brutalized her multiple times during their short marriage.
Spector and Joseph P. Koenig, released the following statement to ET in response: Amber has suffered through years of physical and psychological abuse at the hands of Johnny. In domestic violence cases, it is not unusual for the perpetrator's playbook to include miscasting the victim as the villain. Heard Retracts Request for Temporary Spousal Support Heard's lawyer filed a declaration withdrawing the actress' request for temporary spousal support from Depp. In court documents obtained by ET, Heard claims she initially asked for temporary spousal support because she thought it was standard operating procedure in a divorce case, but now feels the move is being misinterpreted.
It's being "used against me to distract and divert the public away from the very serious real issue of domestic violence," Heard claims in the documents. The documents also read, "In light of the coordinated false and negative media campaign falsely depicting my attempts to attain a CLETS Domestic Violence Restraining Order as being financially motivated, I am hereby withdrawing the request The actor asked for a confidentiality agreement with Heard, filing a request for a protective order on all documents in their divorce case.
In documents obtained by ET, Depp's team asserts he is willing to produce the financial documents requested by Heard, however, he would like the confidentiality agreement to be put in place before releasing any information, to protect his privacy.
According to court documents obtained by ET, Wasser claims that Heard appeared nearly two hours late for a court-ordered deposition regarding Heard's request for a permanent domestic violence restraining order against Depp. Wasser claims that instead of testifying, Heard sat with her lawyers and "paced in a separate room.
Leaked Video of Depp Throwing a Wine Bottle and Glass Leading up to a settlement, a video that appears to show Depp throwing a wine bottle and glass during an argument with Heard was leaked on Aug. Heard denied releasing the tape, while Depp sources maintained it was "heavily edited. It is for that reason, and my desire to make the healthiest choice for myself, and hopefully for Johnny, that I am attempting to resolve this matter in the most private way possible.
Dead Men Tell No Tales. Sources told ET at the time that Depp had punched a wall during an argument with Heard, after which the actor had to return to the United States to have a pin put into his finger. During the altercation with Heard, Depp was allegedly intoxicated and slamming glass bottles, windows, and a plastic phone into the wall, causing one of his fingers to become partially severed, TMZ reports. The report also claims that Depp dipped his bloody finger into paint belonging to Heard, and wrote "Billy Bob" and "Easy Amber" on a mirror.
Heard and Thornton worked together on the yet-to-be-released film, London Falls. Despite Depp's alleged suspicions, a source told People, "Billy Bob definitely, absolutely did not have an affair with Amber. There was never an intent of physical or emotional harm. Originally published on Wednesday, May 25, , at 6: