It’s OVER, and Amber Heard is thrilled.
We learned yesterday that the sad circus that was Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s relationship has finally been closed, settled and DONE. Amber dropped her domestic violence restraining order, got $7 million and was part of a joint statement by both legal teams. And now, the “analysis” pieces about why the statement was so carefully worded, and who “won” the divorce. People Mag’s piece is pretty okay on that front, go here to read. E! News also threw in their two cents Amber chose to settle:
After several months of highly publicized drama surrounding the pair, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard reached a settlement in their divorce as the actor agreed to pay his former wife $7 million. The question remains: Why did Amber decide to settle? Well, an insider tells E! News, “Amber was happy to settle because she wanted everything to be over. It’s taken a toll on her, her family and her friends in a very emotional way.”
Our source also said Johnny wanted the settlement from the start. “Johnny did not want to go to trial. Since Amber filed the restraining order J.D. had hoped things would settle… Initially, being the stubborn people they are, they both didn’t want to give in to each other’s requests. For a long time Amber lived with a lot of hurt and had been deeply affected by J.D.’s behavior, but chose not to say anything. Whenever something would happen, he’d apologize, and they’d move on. Johnny never wanted the world to know any of this.”
Now that they’ve reached a settlement and can both move on, the source said, “Amber hopes Johnny will get the help he needs and wishes him the best.”
I do think Amber was prepared to go to trial on this, and I think Johnny Depp FINALLY took that seriously. So, good on her. This is a pretty ugly side of a very famous actor, and I think it’s telling that Amber was given a settlement that seems pretty generous.