Ever since Heard filed for and received a restraining order against her soon-to-be ex-husband, it has become a he-said, she-said case filled with allegations of domestic violence. Now a source on Heard’s side tells E! News that the couple’s relationship varied depending on Depp’s alleged drug use, but Heard would say she had faith that things would improve.
“Amber didn’t want to come forward about the abuse because she had faith he’d get better and that it would stop,”
the source claims.
But Heard has said that when Johnny was sober he wouldn’t lay a hand on her, but it was a different story when he was under the influence.
The source also claims Heard didn’t come forward before because she has “suffered severe emotional trauma.” Our insider explains Heard would say that Depp would try to atone for his actions.
“Whenever there was an incident he’d apologize profusely and she’d forgive him. Until now,”
the source says.
“She’s now realized that his addictions got the best of him and that she couldn’t continue living this way.”
Heard eventually told people that she became
“scared of him and his temper”
but managed to stay strong.
“Amber is a tough girl and thick-skinned, which is why those close to her are surprised she has let this happen to her, and it’s taken so long for her to divorce him,”
the source explains.
“But their love is unlike anything she has ever experienced and even through what is happening now she still loves him and wants him to get help.”
Depp’s daughter,Lily-Rose Depp, his ex-girlfriend,Vanessa Paradis, and other stars, including Benicio Del Toro, have publicly defended the Pirates of the Caribbean actor.
“What I know, there’s a lot of trouble from the girl that sounds a little manipulative,”
Del Toro told the New York Daily News Tuesday.
“It sounds a little bit like there’s something really twisted about that girl…but I don’t know the specifics.”
Lily-Rose took to Instagram to defend her father, sharing a throw back photo from her early childhood and writing,
“My dad is the sweetest most loving person I know, he’s been nothing but a wonderful father to my little brother and I, and everyone who knows him would say the same.”
Depp hasn’t addressed the allegations against him.
He has, however, responded to the initial divorce filing.
“Given the brevity of this marriage and the most recent and tragic loss of his mother, Johnny will not respond to any of the salacious false stories, gossip, misinformation and lies about his personal life,”
his rep told E! News.
“Hopefully the dissolution of this short marriage will be resolved quickly.”