Where is Amber Heard now and what has she been doing since Depp v Heard?

Ahead of a new Netflix documentary detailing the defamation trial, we look at where the actress is now

Amber heard sat on a sofa on stage during a talk
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With reports going quiet on the actress, many have been wondering where Amber Heard is now.

The Depp v Heard trial sent the internet into a spin last summer, with fans of the two movie stars desperate to know how to stream the trial and when the verdict would be announced. And now the public is interested in the stars' personal lives once again, as Netflix is set to air a new docuseries retelling the infamous trial using the original footage.

Following an NBC interview in which she said she stands behind “every word” of her testimony, Amber Heard seemed to disappear from public life. That is until recently, when she was spotted thousands of miles away from her home in California. While Johnny Depp now lives a quiet countryside life, we've done some digging and here's what we know about where is Amber Heard now.

Where is Amber Heard now?

Amber Heard has reportedly been living in Spain under a pseudonym since the Depp v Heard trial ended. According to multiple sources, she has moved to an area near Madrid.

The Independent recently reported that a TikTok - which has since been removed - showed her talking to reporters outside her new home. "Amber, how is your new life here in Madrid?" the cameraman asked Heard in the clip. She replied in Spanish: "I love Spain, so much."

When asked whether she plans on staying in the Spanish capital, Heard responded: "Yes, I hope so. Yes, yes, I love living here."

Meanwhile, PEOPLE recently revealed that the actress had been photographed at a book fair in Madrid. A source told the publication that Heard, "couldn't wait to leave the U.S. with her daughter", adding, "The trial was beyond stressful for her, and she just wanted to start fresh out of the country."

Previously CinemaBlend, reported that Heard had been renting a mansion that was recently listed for 2.8 million Euros under the name Martha Jane Cannary - better known as Calamity Jane - the 19th-century American frontierswoman.

According to MailOnline, a source claimed: "She's bilingual in Spanish and is happy there, raising her daughter away from all the noise."

The source went on to add: "I don't think she is in any hurry to return to work or to Hollywood, but she will probably come back when the time is right for the right project."

In recent months, Heard has slowly been stepping back into the spotlight, having attended the 69th Taormina Film Festival in Italy to support the premiere of her movie In the Fire.

Where did Amber Heard go after the trial?

Immediately after the trial, Amber Heard returned to her home in Yucca Valley, California - which she she shares with her daughter Oonagh.

According to HELLO!, the home has three-bedrooms, three-bathrooms, a three-car garage, nearly 2,500 square feet of living space, and natural landscaping outside.

However, reports emerged in August 2022 that she had sold the home and moved permanently to Spain. HELLO! reported that it was sold off-market for $1.05million - almost double the $570,000 she originally paid for it via a private trust in 2019.

During the trial, Amber lived in Virginia, near to the Fairfax Country Courthouse. According to the MailOnline, the actress rented out a 13,000-square-foot mansion with an acre of land, a tennis court, a home movie theatre, eight bedrooms, and a pair of sweeping staircases in the entryway.

What happened after Depp v Heard?

The jury found in favour of Johnny Depp and awarded him $15 million (£12.06m) in damages. However, it was reduced to around $10 million (£8.04m) due to a cap in Virginia, where the case was heard.

Though Amber Heard initially planned to appeal against the verdict, in December 2022 she confirmed that she and Depp had settled the defamation case. In a statement on Instagram, she said she came to the decision "after a great deal of deliberation", writing, "I defended my truth and in doing so my life as I knew it has been destroyed. The vilification I have faced on social media is an amplified version of the ways in which women are re-victimised when they come forward. Now I finally have an opportunity to emancipate myself from something I attempted to leave over six years ago and on terms I can agree to."

What does Amber Heard do now?

It's not clear what Amber Heard has been doing during her time in Spain, but there is plenty of speculation.

One rumour is that she plans to write a 'tell all book' about ex-husband Johnny Depp. A source told OK! Magazine, "Amber considers her career in Hollywood over. She's already in talks and is excited about it. At this point, she has nothing to lose and wants to tell all."

Amber herself said following the trial that she planned to focus on motherhood. In an interview with Savannah Guthrie on NBC's Today, she said that now she would no longer have to "juggle calls with lawyers", she could give her full attention to her daughter, Oonagh.

Will Amber Heard go back to acting?

It's unclear what will be next for Amber Heard, but she does have two films coming out that she will be starring in - Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom and In the Fire.

Following the Depp v Heard trial, an online petition emerged calling for DC to remove Amber Heard from her role as Mera Aquaman 2, which is due to be released in December 2023. 

Despite unfounded rumours circling that she had been replaced by Emilia Clarke, Heard is expected to return as Mera in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, after appearing in a trailer for the film shown at CinemaCon 2023.

She's also cast in In the Fire, a film about a psychiatrist in the 1800s who lives on a plantation. Though she posted on her Instagram that filming wrapped in March 2022, there was no word on the release date of the film until June 2023, when she made an appearance at Taormina Film Festival to promote the film.

The Mirror recently reported that Jeffrey Nightbyrd, who signed Heard when she was 17, said: "No one is going to produce her, so she should produce her own. I would bet one day Amber will produce and direct a film with an original concept."

What is Amber Heard's net worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Amber Heard's net worth is $500,000. Though she reportedly earned $10 million between 2013 and 2019, her net worth has significantly decreased because of the damages she owed to Johnny Depp. 

In December 2022, Depp agreed to accept a $1 million payout from Heard to settle the case, a sum which he reportedly donated to various charities.

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Ellie Hutchings
Family News Editor

Ellie is GoodtoKnow’s Family News Editor and covers all the latest trends in the parenting world - from relationship advice and baby names to wellbeing and self-care ideas for busy mums. Ellie is also an NCTJ-qualified journalist and has a distinction in MA Magazine Journalism from Nottingham Trent University and a first-class degree in Journalism from Cardiff University. Previously, Ellie has worked with BBC Good Food, The Big Issue, and the Nottingham Post, as well as freelancing as an arts and entertainment writer alongside her studies. When she’s not got her nose in a book, you’ll probably find Ellie jogging around her local park, indulging in an insta-worthy restaurant, or watching Netflix’s newest true crime documentary.