Amber Heard spotted in Madrid after reportedly quitting Hollywood
The ‘Aquaman’ actress has reportedly moved to Spain after giving up acting.
Amber Heard has been spotted in Madrid, seemingly settling into her new home after reportedly quitting Hollywood. The actress was seen running errands and exploring her new neighborhood.
The actress was seen walking around town with a friend, her daughter, Oonagh, and a caretaker on April 28. She wore a white T-shirt, a flowing black skirt, and a black crossbody purse for the outing.
The move comes shortly after Heard sold her Yucca Valley, California, home in July 2022 for $1.1 million. Since then she has been frequently spotted throughout Spain.
“I can reveal that Heard has quit Hollywood and quietly relocated to Spain with her young daughter Oonagh,” the Daily Mail’s Alison Boshoff claimed in an article published Thursday.
According to the journalist, a friend of Heard said, “She’s bilingual in Spanish and is happy there, raising her daughter away from all the noise.”
A possible return to acting
According to the close pal, Heard may return to Hollywood in the future.
“I don’t think she is in any hurry to return to work or Hollywood, but she will probably come back when the time is right, for the right project,” the friend explained, per the Daily Mail report.
Heard has seemingly been keeping busy since welcoming her daughter via surrogacy in July 2021. The two keep out of the limelight and have only been spotted a handful of times by paparazzi.
Previous defamation lawsuit
Heard’s relocation comes nearly a year after her defamation trial with ex-Johnny Depp. Depp, sued Heard for $50 million in 2019, claiming she lied about him abusing her only to obtain more money in their divorce settlement.
The trial ended in June 2022 when the court ordered Heard to pay Depp $10 million in compensatory damages plus $350,000 in punitive damages for defaming the ‘Cry Baby’ actor in a 2018 op-ed piece she wrote for The Washington Post.
In the op-ed titled “I spoke up against sexual violence — and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change,” Heard shared her personal experiences with domestic violence and discussed the ways in which society often fails to support and protect survivors.
Heard described how she had previously stayed silent about the abuse she had experienced, but decided to speak out in order to help others who might be going through similar situations. She wrote about the backlash she faced after coming forward, including accusations of lying and attempts to discredit her character.
Heard later asked the judge to toss the jury’s verdict and requested a retrial, claiming that the judgment wasn’t supported by evidence.