Amber Heard is a mom!
The actress, 35, is celebrating the birth of a baby girl – months after her ex-husband Johnny Depp lost his libel case against her.
A source exclusively told Page Six on Thursday that Heard was “beyond the love” of her daughter, Oonagh Paige, whom she named after her late mother, Paige.
Oonagh was born on April 8 with the help of a surrogate after Heard learned she could never carry her own baby, friends have revealed.
A source who knows the star told us, “Oonagh is absolutely gorgeous, and Amber is overwhelmed. She always knew she wanted to be a mom, and it was her biggest wish come true. She is so grateful to the woman. wonderful woman who helped bring Oonagh into her life.
“The most important thing for Amber is that she is open about the birth of Oonagh,” the source continued. “There are so many women who feel they can’t talk about their fertility and are worried and embarrassed; Amber wants them to feel supported and to realize that there are so many ways to have a baby even if you have fertility issues.
Heard herself confirmed the news on Thursday via Instagram, where she shared a photo of herself with the infant.
“I am so excited to share this news with you. Four years ago, I decided I wanted to have a child. I wanted to do it on my own terms, ”she wrote. “I now understand how radical it is for us as women to think this way about one of the most fundamental parts of our destiny. Hopefully we’ll get to a point where it’s normalized not to want a ring to have a cradle. “
She added, “Part of me wants to argue that my privacy is nobody’s business. I also understand that the nature of my job requires me to take control of this. My daughter was born on April 8, 2021. Her name is Oonagh Paige Heard. She is the start of the rest of my life.
Heard is currently in a relationship with cinematographer Bianca Butti, who she has been dating since January 2020, but she made the decision to have a single baby some time ago and is “proud” to be the only parent. Oonagh legal, we are Told.
The activist should then shoot “Aquaman 2”, in which she plays the Atlantean Princess Mera alongside Jason Momoa in the title role.
The birth of Heard’s baby is particularly poignant, friends say, as she lost her own mother in May 2020 at the age of 63, claiming at the time that she was “heartbroken and devastated beyond of all belief “.
She called Paige “the most beautiful woman I have ever known” in an Instagram post, adding: “It’s hard to imagine and even harder to say but I feel really lucky to have been her daughter and to have received the gift of having the light she shone on everyone, fell on me for almost 34 years.
Heard then thanked her family and friends for helping her and her sister, Whitney, during the “incredibly painful time”.
The death of the star’s mother came just weeks before she took on Depp, 58, in the High Court in London in a three-week trial in July 2020.
She testified against the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star, who ultimately lost his libel case against The Sun newspaper over an article calling him a “female drummer.”
The judge concluded that Depp had assaulted Heard on a dozen occasions and made her “fear for her life” on three occasions.
Speaking after the case, Heard said: “After I got a restraining order in 2016 and finalized my divorce, I just wanted to get on with my life. I did not file this complaint and, despite its importance, I would have preferred not to be here in court.
“It was incredibly painful to relive the breakdown in my relationship, to see my motives and my truth questioned, and the most traumatic and intimate details of my life with Johnny shared in court and broadcast around the world. my testimony and I now place my faith in British justice. “
In April, Depp asked the Court of Appeals for leave to challenge the High Court’s decision in an attempt to get a new trial.
Depp’s attorneys tried to claim Heard had not donated her $ 7 million divorce settlement to the American Civil Liberties Union and Los Angeles Children’s Hospital as she had promised. , but the court denied Depp leave to appeal.
A source close to Depp told Page Six: “The judge thought she was this wonderful human being who stood up for humanity,” because of her alleged generosity, “but she was lying out of her ass. [about the donations]. “
Heard’s attorney, Elaine Bredehoft, confirmed that her client had yet to honor the charitable pledge she made, but insisted: “Amber has already been responsible for seven figures in charitable donations. and intends to continue to contribute and eventually fulfill its commitment.
“However, Amber was delayed in this goal because Mr. Depp filed a lawsuit against her, and as a result, she was forced to spend millions of dollars defending Mr. Depp’s false accusations against her.”
The couple are set to appear in U.S. court next April as Depp sues Heard over a 2018 Washington Post opinion piece in which she claimed to be a victim of domestic violence but did not mention the actor by name.
The source who knows Heard added, “Right now all that matters to Amber is Oonagh and raising a healthy and strong girl.”