Surprise! Amber Heard announced that she recently became a mom.
The “Aquaman” actress took to Instagram Thursday to reveal that she quietly welcomed a girl, Oonagh Paige Heard, on her “own terms” earlier this year, on April 8th.
“I’m very excited to share this news with you,” wrote Heard, 35, capturing a photo of her holding her daughter in bed. “Four years ago I decided to have a child. I wanted to do it on my own terms. Now I know how radical it is for us women to think of one of the most fundamental parts of our destiny in this way.
The actress added that she hopes it will “normalize that no ring has a cot”.
“Part of me wants to defend that my private life is nobody’s business,” he continued. “I also understand that the nature of my job requires that I be in control.”
Heard certainly seems excited to embrace motherhood, culminating in her post, “She’s the beginning of the rest of my life.”
Heard’s announcement comes months after a British court refused her ex-husband Johnny Depp permission to appeal a judge’s ruling that he assaulted her. Depp and Heard were married from 2015 to 2017.
In March, two Court of Appeal judges said the Hollywood star cannot challenge the High Court’s rejection of his libel lawsuit against the publisher of The Sun newspaper for labeling him a “wife beater” in an article.
The justices, James Dingemans and Nicholas Underhill, said the earlier court hearing was “full and fair” and the trial judge’s conclusions “have not been shown even arguably to be vitiated by any error of approach or mistake of law.”
High Court Justice Andrew Nicol ruled in November that allegations against Depp made in an April 2018 article were “substantially true.” The judge ruled that Depp, now 58, assaulted Heard on a dozen occasions and put her in fear for her life three times.
Heard is set to reprise her role as Mera in the “Aquaman” sequel “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” due for release in 2022.