Suspected Cheating May Have Been one Major Source of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp's Marital Troubles
One significant cause of the couple's turmoil has allegedly been leaked.
After Amber Heard and Johnny Depp's most recent court appearance was postponed, there was a thin layer of calm. In what has otherwise been an incredibly volatile case, it seemed no news was good news. But on Tuesday, E! issued a new report that one source of the couple's damaging struggles had been revealed: suspected cheating.
According to the site, "one of [Heard and Depp's] biggest altercations," and another one in which 30-year-old Heard cited abuse, began after the actress had reason to believe Depp had cheated on her during a solo night out:
"Johnny had a night out and Amber had a feeling he had been with someone. She questioned him about it and he blew up at her, got in her face yelling, chased her upstairs," the site's unidentified source claimed. "Amber was scared."
While the 53-year-old never admitted any wrongdoing, he did allegedly apologize to her after the fact for his aggressive reaction.
Heard filed for divorce May 23 after 15 months of marriage. She requested custody of one of their two dogs and $50,000 a month in temporary spousal support to cover lawyer fees and cost of living. Recently, TMZ reported she had rejected Depp's counter-offer of $50,000/month for eight months in exchange for not a domestic abuse restraining order, but a mutual restraining order. Her decision to reject was apparently on the basis that she hadn't been the violent party, and that a mutual restraining order would be pointless, not to mention an obvious bid from Depp's camp to extend blame under public scrutiny.
Days later, the actress retracted her request for that temporary spousal support entirely, stating that she'd realized it was being "used against me to distract and divert the public away from the very serious real issue of domestic violence."
While the estranged couple's domestic violence hearing was originally scheduled for Friday, that hearing has been pushed to August 15 and 16 after a request from Depp's attorney Laura Wasser.
Heard's temporary restraining order will be enforced until then.