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Johnny Depp REVEALS the moment when his relationship with Amber Heard started deteriorating

Johnny Depp testified in court that the cracks in his marriage with Amber Heard began to appear when their usual routines fell apart
UPDATED APR 20, 2022
Johnny Depp testified in court against Amber Heard  (John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI)
Johnny Depp testified in court against Amber Heard (John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI)

Johnny Depp testified on Tuesday (April 19) during the trial for a lawsuit he filed against his ex-wife Amber Heard, describing the moment he realized their relationship was disintegrating. The two met in 2011 and began dating. Depp described his early years as "too good to be true". He and Heard became friends because they shared a love of blues music and literature, he added. When Depp used to return to his apartment or hotel after filming on site. Amber would take his boots off and offer him a glass of wine. "I've just never experienced that before,” he remarked. 

Depp went on to say that the cracks began to appear when these usual routines fell apart. When Depp returned home after filming one night, Amber Heard was on the phone. So Depp removed his boots himself, he explained. When Heard saw that, she "approached with this look on her face" and chastised him before handing him a glass of wine, according to Depp. "She said, 'That's my job. That's what I do. You don't do that.’ I did take pause, the fact that she was visibly shaken or upset that I had broken her rules or routine,” Depp added. Things worsened at that moment, according to Depp. He explained, "Once you notice something like that, you notice other tidbits, and things come out. And within a year, a year and a half, she had become another person, almost." 


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Depp sued Heard in 2019, claiming she defamed him by presenting herself as a victim of domestic abuse in a Washington Post op-ed. Though Heard did not use Depp's name in her essay, his $50 million complaints claimed that any reasonable reader would interpret it to be a reference to their troubled relationship and messy divorce in 2016. According to the petition, Heard was the genuine abuser in the relationship, mocking and physically assaulting Depp before their breakup. It also accused her of fabricating an incident in which she blamed Depp for injuries on her face. Heard has denied any wrongdoing and filed a $100 million countersuit against Depp, stating that he abused her multiple times throughout their relationship and detailing her allegations in detail.


Other witnesses during the trial, including Depp's bodyguard and the couple's marriage counselor, testified about the couple's yelling battles. Psychotherapist Laurel Anderson stated that they participated in "mutual abuse" and that Heard, who is more than 20 years younger than Depp, lacked basic communication skills. Anderson said that Heard told her she "escalated" the confrontations because she was afraid Depp would abandon her. "I know she led on more than one occasion and started it to keep him with her. Because abandonment and having him leave was her worst nightmare," Anderson remarked.