Why Amber Heard Moved Countries and Changed Name After Johnny Depp Trial

Why Amber Heard Moved Countries and Changed Name After Johnny Depp Trial

Amber Heard has reportedly changed her name and moved to a new country following the highly publicized trial with her ex-husband, Johnny Depp. The trial, which became one of the most talked-about court cases of all time, ended with Depp being awarded $15 million in damages after a jury found Heard’s 2018 article defamatory, despite not mentioning Depp by name. Heard, who received $2 million in her countersuit, has since relocated to Mallorca, Spain, and adopted the name Martha Jane Cannary, the real name of the historical figure Calamity Jane.


Heard’s decision to change her name and move abroad appears to be an attempt to start fresh after the ordeal. She has expressed her love for Spain and plans to stay there long-term with her daughter. The choice of her new name has drawn attention, particularly given Depp’s claims of Native American heritage through his great-great-grandmother.

Living in Mallorca, Heard has been focusing on raising her daughter and enjoying a quieter life away from the spotlight. She has been spotted strolling around parks and spending quality time with her child. A source close to her described her as a dedicated mother who cherishes family time.

Meanwhile, Depp, now 61, is reportedly in a good place, feeling at home in London and staying busy with his projects. Friends of Depp have noted that he seems happy and relieved after the trial, enjoying a sense of freedom.

The changes in both Heard’s and Depp’s lives highlight their attempts to move forward from the highly publicized and tumultuous legal battle. While Heard has sought a new identity and a new life in Spain, Depp appears content and settled in London, focusing on his career and personal well-being.