What a ride! After tying the knot in February 2015, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have officially ended their marriage.
As Us Weekly previously reported, Heard, 30, filed for divorce from the Pirates of the Caribbean star, 52, on Monday, May 23, citing irreconcilable differences and requesting spousal support. Prior to the demise of their relationship, though, the notoriously private pair shared some special moments as a couple — and some awkward ones, too! Let Us recap the rise and fall of Depp and Heard’s whirlwind romance.
Sparks Fly on the Set of The Rum Diary, 2009
Depp and Heard first met in 2009, when filming began for their movie The Rum Diary, in which the two played each other’s love interests. At the time, Depp was in a committed relationship with his partner of 14 years, Vanessa Paradis, the mother of his two children, daughter Lily-Rose, 16, and John Christopher, 14. Meanwhile, Heard was dating photographer Tasya van Ree.
Two years later, the film was released. “I got along with him, splendidly,” Heard told Collider in 2011. “He’s charming and wonderful to work with. He’s a dream.”
Things Turn Romantic, 2012
A year after The Rum Diary hit theaters and Depp called it quits with Paradis, 43, things turned romantic between the actor and Heard, who is 22 years his junior.
“They are 100 percent dating,” a source told Us at the time. “He treats her really well.” And how: An insider confirmed a previous report that Depp bought Heard a horse. #Relationshipgoals, right?
PDA Alert, June 2013
Heard solidified her relationship status with Depp by joining him on the press tour for his 2013 movie The Lone Ranger. The then-lovebirds frequently held hands and engaged in PDA while Depp promoted the Disney project.
Their Engagement News Breaks, January 2014
Nearly two years after they started dating, Depp decided that he liked it, and so naturally, he put a ring on it. Heard was spotted out and about sporting a massive sparkler on her ring finger in January 2014. At the time, a source told Us that the “proposal happened a while ago. She just didn’t wear the ring.”
Depp Says He Wants to Have Kids With Heard, April 2014
Dad-of-two Depp told Entertainment Tonight in April 2014 that he’d like to expand his brood with Heard. “I love kids. I have two, and they’re perfect,” he said. “Man, I’d make 100. But I’ve got the easy gig, right?”
Wedding Bells Ring … Twice, February 2015
Us confirmed that the duo married on February 3, 2015, at Depp’s West Hollywood home. They exchanged their next set of I dos in front of friends and family on February 8, 2015. The intimate ceremony took place in a small cove on Depp’s private island in the Bahamas. At the time, a source told Us that the wedding was on the “smaller side.” Depp’s kids were in attendance as were celebrity guests including Mandy Moore, Steven Tyler and Marilyn Manson.
Drama Down Under, Summer 2015
Depp and Heard made some pretty strange headlines last year after Australian government officials accused the two of illegally smuggling their Yorkshire terrier dogs, Pistol and Boo, into the country on a private plane.
The agricultural authority gave Depp an ultimatum of 72 hours: to either take the dogs home to L.A., or to hand them over to be euthanized. “If we start letting movie stars — even though they’ve been the sexiest man alive twice — to come into our nation [and break the laws], then why don’t we just break the laws for everybody?” Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce told ABC. “It’s time that Pistol and Boo buggered off back to the United States.”
While the pups made it home safe and sound, Heard was summoned on Wednesday, July 15, to an Australia court on two counts of illegally importing her pets, she was also charged on one count of producing an unspecified false document.
Heard Gets Maternal, November 2015
In a cover story interview for Marie Claire, Heard gushed about being able to be a second mother figure for Depp’s children Lily-Rose and John Christopher.
“[It’s] an honor and the greatest, most surprising gift I have ever received in my life,” she told the fashion mag. “I feel new flavors that I didn’t know existed. New colors that I didn’t know existed have been added to my life. I’m so happy.”
As for past reports of trouble in paradise? “I try not to react to the horrible misrepresentation of our lives, but it is strange, and hard,” the blonde beauty responded.
Depp Hints that Marriage Isn’t Easy, January 2016
Accepting the Desert Palm Achievement Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Depp gave a shout-out to Heard. “I also have to thank my wife, Amber, for putting up with me. For living with all these characters, which can’t be easy,” he shared. “It’s hard for me, it’s gotta be hard for her.”
The Infamously Cringeworthy Apology Video Is Released, April 2016
Heard, who appeared in court in Queensland, Australia, on Monday, April 18, alongside her husband, Depp, pleaded guilty to making a false statement on her immigration card relating to her pooches in 2015. The Associated Press reported that in exchange for her guilty plea, two illegal-importation charges were dropped. If she had been convicted, the Danish Girl actress could have spent up to a year in jail.
Not long after, the couple participated in a bizarre 42-second apology video, touting the importance of declaring all animals upon entering the country. In addition to urging others to respect Australia’s biosecurity laws, Depp dryly described Australians as “both warm and direct,” adding: “If you disrespect Australian law, they will tell you firmly.”
Heard Goes Stag at the Met Gala, May 2, 2016
Heard attended the prestigious fashion event sans Depp. She stunned in a silky high-slit Ralph Lauren gown as she posed solo on the red carpet.
It’s Over, May 23, 2016
Heard closed the door on her life with the Hollywood vet by filing divorce documents. According to TMZ, Depp has filed a response asking the judge to reject his now-ex’s alimony claim through his attorney, Laura Wasser.