Amber Heard Is ‘Living Her Best Life’ in Spain While ‘Recovering From the Trauma’ of Johnny Depp Trial

Amber Heard relocated to Spain with her 2-year-old daughter, Oonagh, following her defamation trial with ex-husband Johnny Depp — and she’s thriving in the new locale.

“Amber is living her best life,” a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly, noting that the Aquaman star,

 36, felt like “a pariah” after the highly publicized court battle ended with a jury siding with Depp, 60, in June 2022.

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor — who was awarded $15 million in damages — originally sued Heard for defamation in 2019 over a 2018 Washington Post op-ed in which she referred to herself as a domestic abuse survivor. 

“The trial was watercooler conversation, and the energy around it was so intense,” the source explains. “[Amber] felt like people were always talking about her and just needed to get away.”

The insider adds that the Drive Angry actress “has been so much happier” since moving: “She’s still recovering from the trauma of the trial, but it’s been so healthy to get away from all the noise.”

Heard spoke out about the backlash to her testimony during a June 2022 appearance on Today. 

“I think the vast majority of this trial was played out on social media.