Amber Heard isn’t going to let the latest drama with her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, get in the way of her happiness. The 34-year-old put a smile on her face to take a quick snap showing the star in her “happy place” amid her legal battle with the “Pirates of The Caribbean” actor and losing her mother. Taking to her Instagram on Tuesday, May 19, Amber Heard posted a shot from behind while riding her horse in the desert, leaving her legal woes in the dust.
Looking over her shoulder, the blonde bombshell flashed a coy grin while wearing her Wranglers and straddling on horseback. Showing the gorgeous, but dry, scenery in the background, the “Aquaman” actress captioned the horse riding shot, “My happy place.” Hours earlier, Amber Heard posed next to a giant cactus and showed she was free as a bird by going braless. Her legal issues with Johnny Depp aren’t the only dark cloud hanging over the star’s head. She announced the death of her mother, Paige, on Monday, May 3.
Taking to her Instagram, Amber Heard posted a tear-jerking tribute mourning the loss of her mom. Saying she was “heartbroken and devastated beyond belief,” Amber Heard stated, “She left us too early, clasping onto the memory of her beautiful, gentle soul. She will be missed from the very depths of our hearts forever.” Sharing a few throwbacks with her mom, she called herself “truly lucky to have been her daughter and been given the gift of having the light she shone on everyone, fall on me for nearly 34 years.”
Amber Heard’s earthshattering news comes as she continues to battle a defamation case with her ex. She’s accused Johnny Depp of domestic violence, but A-listers like Winona Ryder and Penelope Cruz have publically supported the actor against her allegations. Johnny Depp recently thanked his fans for their support and for “staying on this long road” with him. The duo got married in 2015 before legally divorcing in 2017.
Following her mom’s death, Amber Heard took some time off of social media to mourn with her family. She made her Instagram return with a sweet picture of her nephew and she’s been slowly sharing her healing process since.