The trolls need to sit down now.
If you've been following Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s divorce and the domestic violence allegations, you know that it's been an insane ride. Especially now that we know what Amber Heard did with the money from her divorce settlement.
But if you haven't been following the drama, let me recap:
Heard, a professional actress, and Depp AKA Mr. Edward Scissorhands, met on the set of their movie, The Rum Diary, and started dating in 2012. Three years later, on February 3rd, 2015, they married in a private ceremony in the comfort of their home in Los Angeles. That’s sweet, right? Well, it would have been if there'd been a "happily ever after", but of course this is Hollywood; when is a marriage EVER simple (let’s be real, even outside of Hollywood, marriage is HARD)?
wo days after Johnny Depp’s mother passed away, Heard filed for divorce. Johnny Depp then turned his "SLIM" tattoo (for her nickname) into "SCUM". Classy.
But let's be honest. My first reaction was to think that she was super inconsiderate for leaving him at that time. Couldn’t she wait? but now I’m ashamed knowing what I know. Pictures surfaced of a beaten Amber Heard, restraining orders were put in place, and even this disturbing video was released:
Because Heard was asking Depp for a considerable sum in their divorce settlement, social media decided that her allegations were fake and she was just trying to make some money.
Well, joke's on you.
Because Amber settled for $7 million dollars and will be donating the ENTIRE sum to charities that help women and children in abusive homes, as well as Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.
Not only is that amazingly kind, but it’s a pretty cool “EFF YOU” to Johnny Depp.
So, let’s talk about Amber Heard and how awesome she is, shall we?
1. Amber Heard has declared that she will donate all of her divorce settlement to charities.
Amber Heard just reached a settlement in her very public divorce with actor Johnny Depp. Despite rumors that she was lying about the abusive nature of her husband (now ex), it turns out she just really wanted Depp to pay for his actions. Heard issued a statement: "Money played no role for me personally and never has, except to the extent that I could donate it to charity and, in doing so, hopefully help those less able to defend themselves."
2. Amber Heard came out as bisexual at the 25th Anniversary Celebration of GLAAD.
In an interview with AfterEllen, she said of her relationship with then girlfriend, Tasya van Ree (pictured above), “I think when I became aware of my role in the media, I had to ask myself an important question ‘Am I part of the problem?’ And I think that when millions and millions of hard-working, tax paying Americans are denied their rights and denied their equality you have to ask yourself what are the factors that are an epidemic problem and that’s what this is." Isn't she just freaking incredible?
3. She LOVES pulling pranks on her friends or co-stars!
On the red carpet for her movie with Liam Hemsworth, Paranoia, she revealed a little about her playful side, "I saw a discarded large dildo in the prop truck and I asked if I could borrow it, and after not so long of a pause the prop guy happily handed it over to me. I talked to Robert (director) and the producers and made sure that once we got the take we could ask for one extra. And unbeknownst to Liam, I just switched out my arm for the dildo."
4. Amber is a HUGE fan of classic cars.
She told The Sunday Mail, "Maybe it's the Texan in me, but I've always been into muscle cars. My '68 Mustang is my favorite. I love cars that have character, and I've had a number of them, including a '63 Checker and a '67 Mercedes." Who doesn't love a woman with a car obsession?
5. Amber Heard is a certified lifeguard.
What CAN'T this woman do? Amber Heard, we love you and hope that you can move forward in your life and find peace and happiness.
And good riddance, Johnny Depp.