Inside Elon Musk and Amber Heard's bizarre relationship: Johnny Depp's agent reveals details
The Tesla boss’ name has once again been dragged into the conversation amid Heard and Johnny Depp's ongoing defamation trial
Elon Musk’s name has always been dragged whenever Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s relationship is discussed. Now, the Tesla boss is once again in the gossip pages as the former husband and wife face each other in a Virginia court for a $50 million defamation trial.
It was speculated that Musk would also appear in court to give his testimony from Heard’s side as he had a romantic relationship with the 36-year-old actress. Though that did not seem to happen, Depp’s ex-agent Christian Carino has shared something interesting in court regarding Heard and the new Twitter owner’s romance. He claimed that she was not “in love with him”.
But before getting more into that, let’s take a look at how the business magnate met the ‘Aquaman’ actress. As per reports, they met each other in 2013 on the set of ‘Machete Kills’. Musk has always insisted that they were only friends until their respective divorces were finalized in 2016.
A source in 2017 told PEOPLE: “When the time was right and they were both single last year, he started pursuing her romantically. She was playing hard to get for a while, which made him even more interested.” Some days later, Heard shared a picture of herself with Musk, flaunting a lipstick mark on his face, on her Instagram page. At the time, it was said that the 50-year-old entrepreneur liked the ‘Zombieland’ star because she wasn’t “frightened about being different.” Another source had added: “She doesn’t get easily intimidated. She is very focused and loves to learn.”
However, it was reported in August 2017 that the two had broken up. Musk eventually confirmed the split, saying, “Btw, just to clear up some of the press storms this weekend, although Amber and I did break up, we are still friends, remain close and love one another,” before noting: “Long-distance relationships when both partners have intense work obligations are always difficult, but who knows what the future holds.”
Heard and Musk, however, were again seen together at the end of 2017, vacationing in Easter Island. In early 2018, they were spotted hand in hand in Los Angeles before calling their relationship off in February that year. An insider had told Page Six at the time, “The timing just wasn’t right, but they still care about each other.”
Though Heard and Musk had a very brief romance, it seems it had a lasting impact. Depp has accused his ex-wife of having a relationship with SpaceX’s chief engineer while she was married to him. In court documents, he has also alleged that ‘The Rum Diary’ actress had a threesome with Musk and model-actress Cara Delevingne in 2016 when he was in Australia for a film shooting.
Now, Carino’s pre-recorded video deposition played in the court has given a new twist to the case. The talent agent with the mega agency CAA confirmed that the actress and Musk dated each other for some time. When he was questioned if Heard began her relationship with Musk “immediately after Johnny Depp”, Carino responded in the affirmative.
An August 2017 email was also brought up in which Heard told Carino, “Dealing with breakup. I hate when things go public. See I'm so sad.” The agent stated that he believed the mail was about Musk. In the mail, he told Heard: “You weren't in love with him. You told me 1,000 times you were just feeling space,” before asking her, “Why would you be sad if you weren't in love with him to begin with?”
One of Depp’s attorneys then asked him, “By him you're referring to who?” Carino replied: “Elon”. Another email from Heard showed her saying, “I know but I wanted time to grieve and recover in my own time.” “I hate that, yet again a man lets me fall on the spikes by myself,” she wrote in another mail in the same conversation.
And when Carino asked, “How so?” Heard added: “They're mad at me for leaving them and put things like this out there," apparently referring to the story going public. The agent suggested: “You could avoid all this if you stop dating uber famous people.” Asked to clarify his suggestion in court, he said he advised her that “if you don't like being in the press about your personal life don't date people that are famous.”
Besides, in his deposition, Carino has also claimed that even after she filed for divorce from Depp and began dating Musk, Heard wanted to go back to the 58-year-old actor. She sent an email to Carino in July of that year that read: “It's so f**ked up I just want to tell him that what they're telling him isn't true.” Another mail from her said “Please tell him I love him.”
Even after getting a temporary restraining order against Depp, Heard still met him. She emailed Carino in August 2017, saying, “I've written so many notes, can you give him one? I don't know how or where to start. Finally I am single, clear in my heart and mind. I just want him to know I loved him.” In June 2018, six months before writing the Washington Post op-ed that eventually led to the current trial, Heard sent a message to the agent, claiming: “God I miss him.”