Trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: By the Numbers

The legal battle between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has lasted longer than their marriage.

The famous couple divorced in less than two years, but so far they have been at odds for four years.


Here’s a breakdown of their lawsuits, relationship timeline, and net worth.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: Years of lawsuits

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard settled their divorce in 2016, but since 2019 they have been at odds legally. (AP)

2016 – Depp, 58, and Heard, 36, reached a divorce settlement in August 2016 — five months before their divorce was actually finalized — that awarded $7 million to Heard, according to Page Six.

In a joint statement to the Associated Press (AP), Depp and Heard said, “Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love. Neither side made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intent. of physical or emotional harm.”

2019 – Depp filed a defamation lawsuit against Heard in March 2019 over an op-ed she submitted to The Washington Post, published in 2018, about surviving domestic violence. Depp’s lawsuit originally sought $50 million in damages, alleging that he lost job opportunities because of Heard’s article. Heard is suing Depp for $100 million on allegations that the Hollywood actor is trying to ruin her reputation.


2020 – Depp sued The Sun’s publisher, News Group Newspapers, for libel over an entertainment article that headlined the actor as a “wife beater”. The lawsuit went to court in England and Heard testified at the trial. She claimed that Depp “threatened to kill her many times,” the BBC reported. In November 2020, Depp lost the case after a judge ruled that the defendants had shown “what they published in the sense I’ve suggested was essentially true,” the AP reported at the time. Depp was denied an appeal, but he claims he has not been violent towards Heard.

2022 – Depp’s defamation lawsuit began on April 12 in Fairfax, Virginia. The case is ongoing and the public is watching closely.

Check for live updates on Fox News Digital.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: Relationship Timeline

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard at the 58th GRAMMY Awards

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard got married at their Los Angeles home on February 3, 2015. The couple broke up after 15 months of marriage. (John Shearer/WireImage)

2009 – Reportedly, Depp and Heard first crossed paths in 2009 when they starred together in “The Rum Diary.” The film debuted two years later.

2012 – Depp and Heard began dating in 2012 shortly after the actor “amicably divorced” from French actress Vanessa Paradis, whom he had dated for 14 years until June 2012, Us Weekly reported. There were rumors that Depp and Heard were dating that summer. Media outlets increased their coverage of the famous couple towards the fall.


2014 – Depp and Heard got engaged in January 2014, according to a People magazine report. The news circulated after the pair were spotted leaving a West Hollywood restaurant. Bystanders reportedly saw Heard wearing an engagement ring.

2015 Depp and Heard were married on February 3, 2015 at their Los Angeles home. The couple tied the knot in a private ceremony and held a larger reception a few days later on Depp’s private island in the Bahamas, according to Hello! magazine.

2016 Heard filed for divorce in May 2016. She was also given a temporary restraining order against Depp for alleged abuse, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In one reported case, Heard alleged that in a fit of rage, Depp threw a cell phone and hit her face, the AP said. Famous tabloid TMZ published photos of the restraining order and of Heard’s face. Depp and his team have continuously denied Heard’s abuse allegations, saying that Heard was the one who acted violently during their 15-month marriage.

2017 – Depp and Heard finalized their divorce on January 13, 2017.


Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: Net worth

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard started their careers at different times due to their age difference of 23 years. (Associated Press)

Johnny Depp

47 In 2012, Guinness World Records declared Depp the highest paid actor for earning $47 million between June 2009 and June 2010.

48 – Depp’s estimated net worth was $48 million in 2016, according to Forbes’ Celebrity 100 Earnings list, which ranks the highest paid celebrities in Hollywood by income. Depp has not made it back to the business magazine’s annual rankings.

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp was once the highest paid actor in the US, according to Guinness World Records. (Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

100 – Celebrity Net Worth estimated that Depp’s net worth is about $100 million, taking into account his reported real estate and asset portfolio and the $20 million he reportedly earns when he signs up for a feature film. The celebrity news channel cited Depp’s 2017 lawsuit against his former corporate executives, revealing the actor’s earnings from 2003 to 2016.


650 During his lawsuit against his former business executives, The Management Group, Depp claimed he lost $650 million in film revenue over the 13-year period due to mismanagement, Variety said.

The Management Group sued with documentation detailing Depp’s expenses, including a $3.6 million annual expenditure on personal staff, a $30,000 expenditure on wine, a $75 million expenditure on the purchase of 14 homes around the world and more. Depp and the Management Group settled their case in 2018, Fox News reported at the time.

Amber heard

7 – When Depp and Heard’s divorce settlement awarded Heard $7 million in 2016, she claimed she would donate her settlement to the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and the American Civil Liberties Union, according to TMZ. However, Depp’s recent defamation lawsuit against her has revealed that: she only donated part until now.

Amber Heard entered the entertainment industry as a model and eventually became an actress. (LUCAS BARIOULET/AFP via Getty Images)

8 Heard, 36, has a net worth of $8 million — including $7 million received in a divorce settlement from Depp after 15 months of marriage, Celebrity Net Worth reported.

31 – Heard started modeling as a teenager, according to GOBankingRates, a personal finance resource. There are 31 professional model credits associated with her profile on, including four advertisements, nine editorial positions, 16 magazine covers, and two fashion shows. Companies she has worked with include L’Oréal, the Cannes Film Festival and Harper’s Bazaar.


51 Heard has 51 acting credits to her name since her inception in 2004, according to IMDb. Some of her most notable film projects include “Aquaman” (2018), “3 Days to Kill” (2014), “The Rum Diary” (2011) and “Drive Angry” (2011).

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