Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s relationship was ‘complicated’, court told

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Johnny Depp has described his relationship with Amber Heard as “complicated” as the High Court was told there was “a lot of anger” and a “very deep love” between the couple.

Sasha Wass QC, barrister for News Group Newspapers, has been questioning Mr Depp about his relationship with his ex-wife during the third day of the actor’s libel action against the publisher.

The court has also heard details of messages between the pair, including one in which Mr Depp thanks Ms Heard, 34, for helping him with addiction.

Johnny Depp arriving at the High Court in London
Johnny Depp arriving at the High Court in London (Victoria Jones/PA)

Mr Depp said this was “incorrect”.

The barrister later said: “It was a very complex relationship with Ms Heard, there was a lot of anger on one level … but there was also a very close connection and a very deep love between the two of you.”

Johnny Depp replied: “It felt so at the time, yes. It was complicated.”

Amber Heard
The court heard details of messages between Amber Heard, pictured, and Johnny Depp (Aaron Chown/PA)

Mr Depp said: “She (Ms Heard) was unwilling to sign a pre-nup, my attorneys tried for Ms Heard to sign a post-nuptial agreement, which she said she was fine to do.

“She said she was fine to sign a pre-nup too but it never happened.”

Earlier in Mr Depp’s evidence on Thursday, Ms Wass read out a text message the actor sent Ms Heard in which he said: “I always regret when I jump or worse, when you jump … I’m a f****** savage.”

The barrister went on to say: “You are describing yourself as a ‘f****** savage’ in that text because you had been violent to a woman, namely Ms Heard.”

He replied: “No ma’am, that is not the case. I have often described myself in derogatory ways and will be the first to be unkind to myself.”

He added: “Not only did I not kick, or punch Ms Heard, calling myself a savage … I disagree with your dissection of this text.”

The court was also told of a text Mr Depp sent to Ms Heard around the time of a detox trip to the Bahamas in August 2014 which read: “Thank you so much for getting me f****** clean baby.”

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