It’s a sad day in the celebrity romance world. After only 15 months, Amber Heard reportedly files for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. Maybe it was the 22-year age gap that led to the split? The Amber Heard age is, after all, 30, while Johnny Depp’s is 52. Still, you’d think that after all they’ve been through together—like bringing their dogs Pistol and Boo across the Australian border illegally and having to publicly apologize—they would have been able to stay together longer. Well, that doesn’t seem to be the case and the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard divorce is happening. In light of the heartbreaking news, we want to brighten the mood a little bit.
What’s Amber Heard net worth and how much is she making as an actress? According to some reports, her net worth is a whopping $4.5 million.
Breakdown of the Amber Heard Net Worth
|Income from “The Danish Girl”||$2.4 million|
|Total Net Worth||$4.5 million|
Source: Net Worth Tomb
The actress and model was born in Austin, Texas, in the family of Patricia Paige, an Internet researcher, and David Clinton Heard, a contractor. She dropped out of high school and eventually got her diploma through home schooling.
When she moved to Los Angeles, her early career included music videos and TV shows. In 2004, she was in Kenny Chesney’s “There Goes My Life” and Eisley’s “I Wasn’t Prepared.” For her first movie role she played Maria in Friday Night Lights. She was then cast in CW’s Hidden Palms as Greta Matthews, a character who suffered the losses of both her mother and boyfriend, Eddie. It wasn’t until she appeared in Judd Apatow’s comedy Pineapple Express and the martial arts drama Never Back Down that she got popular in the mainstream. Both movies were box office hits.
Another box office hit was in 2014 when she joined the case of Magic Mike XXL. She portrayed Zoe, a photographer who flirts with Channing Tatum’s character Mike. The list of Amber Heart movies and TV shows continues to roll on because, back in January, it was reported by The Hollywood Reporter that she was to play Mera in the upcoming 2018 Aquaman. The film is part of the DC Extended Universe film series, and Heard confirmed in March that she would be in the movie.
Heard has been pretty wishy-washy when it comes to her sexual preferences, and in fact, she came out in 2010 on GLAAD’s 25th anniversary, saying, “I don’t label myself one way or another—I have had successful relationships with men and now a woman. I love who I love; it’s the person that matters.” Maybe that was another factor leading to her divorce with Johnny Depp. Perhaps she had grown bored of the conventional relationship and wanted to venture into new feminine waters. Nothing’s for sure, though, and everything is still just speculation.
Although Heard dated photographer Tasya van Ree, what brought her private life into the spotlight was her meeting A-list actor Johnny Depp while filming The Rum Diary in 2012. They started dating and got married in February of 2015 in a private civil ceremony at their house in Los Angeles. Just for the wedding ring, Johnny Depp put down an astonishing $21.0 million.
The couple got into some hot water after they failed to declare their two Yorkshire Terrier dogs to the Australian Customs Service when they flew over to Queensland, Australia, by private jet. They were charged with two counts of illegally importing dogs into the country, although the biosecurity charges were later dropped. After the incident, the couple posted a bizarre apology video on YouTube for not declaring Pistol and Boo. Although Heard escaped the charges, she was fined $1,000 for producing false quarantine documents.
Amber Heard isn’t just a pretty face with a long list of movies under her belt. She’s also got a lot of endorsements and commercial deals that keep her paychecks coming in thick.
She has endorsement deals with GUESS and Nylon, and she also supports The Servants of Mary charity. Her biggest endorsement, though, may have been her marriage to Johnny Depp. They didn’t sign a prenup, and this could spell trouble for Depp, who is worth an estimated $400.0 million thanks to his huge paychecks from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and from Tim Burton’s live-action Alice in Wonderland. It might be that they divide marital assets using the “community property” method, meaning each party gets half but individuals get to keep inherited and premarital assets.
In 2015, the year they were married, Depp made an astonishing $30.0 million. Heard could be eligible to get this and more with the divorce. Or they could just split amicably and go their separate ways. We’ll just have to wait and see. Although, we will say that one of the reported reasons they split was because Johnny Depp’s family hated Heard. If this dynamic is any reflection of how the divorce will go, things might get ugly. Will Heard take revenge on Depp and his family, or will she accept the divorce and go on her way? We’ll keep you updated to give you the latest scoop.
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