I’m glad this Johnny Depp and Amber Heard mess is over

As I’m sure you’re all aware, I love me a juicy celebrity story, especially ones that are so shocking you just cannot believe them. So I initially devoured news of Amber Heard’s divorce from Johnny Depp in May and soon after she filed for a protection order claiming he had been abusive. In the past week things have got so nasty that I stopped wanting to hear about it, a rarity for a celeb gossip lover such as myself, and now I’m glad it’s seemingly over.

It’s just been horrible to watch this nasty, increasing bitter divorce battle play out in public and things got even worse with the recent video, taken by Amber, showing Johnny in a rage followed by the allegation he got so mad, he sliced off part of his fingertip (!!), accused her of sleeping with her London Fields co-star Billy Bob Thornton, then dipped the finger in paint and wrote ‘Billy Bob’ and ‘Easy Amber’ on a mirror. Like WTF?! I fully believe these claims to be true and the video in particular swayed it for me.

It’s just hard to watch one of your movie heroes act like that. I had been concerned about Johnny when I saw him at the Alice Through the Looking Glass press conference and premiere because he slurred his speech, made nonsensical sentences and his mind seemed to be elsewhere, but I had never seen him before so I assumed this was just his usual manner. The abuse claims were originally hard for me to take (I wasn’t sure if I believed them initially) but these recent developments have really shocked me. I don’t know how his career can recover from this – the video has revealed him to be a very different character to his public persona, different to how other people have described him and that’s scary.

While I’m happy the saga is seemingly over for them for the sake of their careers and general wellbeing, I’m confused about why Amber is no longer pursuing her abuse claims. If she wanted justice, she would have continued them separate from her divorce settlement, but today it’s been revealed she has settled the case and their divorce for $7 million. Was her silence on the allegations part of the agreement? Did she agree to keep quiet just to get the drama over with? I hope it’s the latter reason. They issued a statement, which concluded, “Neither party has made false accusations for financial gains” but her settlement has cast doubt on this so I’m really hoping she was telling the truth but she was just desperate to move on with her life.

I’m so happy this is done and dusted and swept under the carpet – I can’t deal with any more mud-slinging about an actor I enjoy so much and an actress with such potential. It’s a shame it exploded in such a way and I hope, one day, the truth will come out.

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