Amber Heard always had doubts about marrying Johnny Depp: 'She got cold feet as soon as they got engaged'
Depp and Heard had their engagement party in March 2014 and that's when she felt out of place
As details of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp's toxic relationship and disastrous marriage continue to make headlines, it has emerged that the actress had 'cold feet' before tying the knot with the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor.
Heard had started dating Depp shortly after she split from her long-term partner Vanessa Paridis in 2012. They had met while playing love interests in 2011's 'The Rum Diary' and quickly struck a bond before announcing their engagement in January 2014.
But sources told People magazine that Heard was 'hesitant' about settling down with Depp and that she was having 'cold feet' around the time of their official engagement party in March 2014.
"Before Amber met Johnny she was just a regular super cool hipster chick living with roommates who dated girls," the source said. "At their engagement party, she kind of got cold feet… she was just like what is this scene and what am I doing here? She kind of couldn’t believe it was her life now."
The couple eventually went on to tie the knot on February 3, 2015, in a ceremony at their Los Angeles home before celebrating the occasion at an even bigger event at Depp's private island in the Bahamas.
"When Johnny Depp wants you, you don’t really say no. Why would you?" a separate source said.
Heard filed for divorce from Depp on May 23, 2016, and obtained a temporary restraining order against him, stating in court that he had been "verbally and physically abusive" throughout their relationship. In response, Depp's lawyers alleged she was "attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse."
They settled on August 16, 2016, and their divorce was finalized in January 2017.
It seemed like they were on good terms after their divorce and had released a joint statement saying their "relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love. Neither party has made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm."
But all that changed again when, in early 2019, Depp sued Heard for $50M for defamation over an op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post in December 2018 where she seemed to allege she was a domestic violence victim at Depp's hands.
They have been involved in a public spat since, and the case got more convoluted following the leak of a series of explosive tapes where Heard confessed to hitting Depp and throwing pots and pans at him.