Johnny Depp And Amber Heard’s Romance Timeline

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​Actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s love story ended in an explosive courtroom trial with Depp winning a multimillion-dollar defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Heard. Here is a timeline of the tumultuous Hollywood romance that came down.

​2009

​Johnny Depp and Amber Heard began dating after meeting on the set of the comedy film, 'The Rum Diary'.

​2015

​In February 2015, the actors exchanged wedding vows in a private ceremony in Los Angeles.

​2016

​In May, the pair separated after an incident. In May 2016, after accusing Depp of domestic abuse, she filed for divorce and was granted a temporary restraining order.

​2017

​The couple became formally divorced in January. The divorce was finalised by a Los Angeles judge, with Heard pledging to donate the seven million dollar settlement to charity.

​2018

​In December 2018, the Washington Post published an op-ed written by Heard in which she described herself as ‘a public figure representing domestic abuse.’ Later, an article by The Sun newspaper referred to Depp as a ‘wife-beater’ in the headline. The actor filed his libel claim against the newspaper.

​2019

​Mr Depp launched a 50 million dollar defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Heard. In response to comments made by a Depp attorney, she filed a 100 million dollar counter-claim.

​2020

​Depp was unsuccessful in a lawsuit against the publisher of The Sun.

​2022

​Depp’s 2019 defamation case against Heard, was also delayed due to the pandemic. Depp and Heard have both testified multiple days during the six-week trial that began in April.

​On June 1, the jury ruled in favour of Depp. He is awarded compensatory damages of 15 million dollars altogether.

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