Johnny Depp and rising actress Amber Heard were head over heels for each other after meeting in Hollywood at the start of the beauty’s fame. After about three years of dating, the two tied the knot in the Bahamas. All was well in paradise — until it wasn’t.
StarMagazine.com readers know that on May 23, 2016, Heard, 32, filed for divorce from the actor after claiming he physically assaulted her following a heated argument in their home. He vehemently denied the allegations, as did his ex, Vanessa Paradis, daughter, Lily-Rose, and several others. Eventually, however, Depp, 55, decided to pay Heard $7 million to settle the case and end their marriage for good.
Now, two years after the scandal, REELZ’s new docuseries, Johnny Depp & Amber Heard: Irreconcilable Differences, is looking back at Depp and Heard’s rocky relationship, explaining to fans how exactly their controversial relationship came to be.
“So we have this kind of rising star, and this aging celebrity. And what brought them together? Well we know she was mature. No one ever said she was kind of young for her age. And I think that’s what drew Johnny to her,” says celebrity attorney, Jill Stanley, in the show teaser.
“And naturally, we know what drew Amber to Johnny: he’s very accomplished, he’s very interesting, he is not kind of the guy next door at all, so you can see the appeal that these two people had for each other and especially where they were in their lives,” she added.
While the two looked wildly in love during their 2012-2016 romance, there allegedly existed a string of dark secrets behind the scenes, with Heard alleging abuse and Depp alleging defamation.
“Johnny Depp says ‘Come with me, I’ve got power wealth and influence and money, I’ll give you a glamorous life.’ And she says ‘Well, what do I have to give in return for that?’ He says, ‘Your youth, your beauty, and lots of great and exciting sex!’ It’s an exchange,” says celebrity life coach, Patrick Wanis, PhD., in the clip.
Johnny Depp & Amber Heard: Irreconcilable Differences airs Thursday, October 4 at 9:00 ET / PT.