The actress sold off her home in Yucca Valley, California, last year to move to Madrid with her daughter Oonagh. She reportedly bought a luxurious villa in the city. She lived with other celebrities, including Spanish football coach Xabi Alonso, actresses Mar Flores and Juan Benet, actor Antonio Gala, director Carmen Sevilla, and actors Narcis Serra and Isabel Preysler.
The ‘Aquaman’ star, who gained immense popularity during the highly publicized defamation trial against her ex-husband Johnny Depp, has confirmed that she lives in Spain permanently. Heard, 37, sat down for her first Spanish-language interview and spoke about her life in the country with a local reporter. She even admitted that she loves the country and “hopes to” stay in Madrid, as per a report in the Independent.
She sat down with reporters outside her Madrid house and discussed her new life in the European country. Heard, who is now bilingual in Spanish, was happy to answer questions about her experience in Madrid and her plans for the future. However, the star seemed content with her decision to leave Hollywood behind for good and live a quiet life in Europe with her daughter Oonagh.
It was reported that Heard, who no longer follows her former husband Johnny Depp on social media, has decided to quit Hollywood and move to Madrid with Oonagh. However, the actor was recently spotted in a local supermarket with her daughter, where she greeted customers and even offered them some free samples of her favorite cheeses.
She has been out of the spotlight since losing her high-profile defamation trial against Depp in June this year. However, it is believed that Heard has been seeking a ‘quiet’ life in Europe to raise her daughter away from the paparazzi.
During the trial, Heard faced backlash from fans and other celebs for her alleged defamatory statements against Depp. The actress was accused of falsely claiming to be a domestic abuse survivor in a 2018 op-ed piece for The Washington Post. Depp’s lawyers argued that free-speech rights don’t protect lies that hurt and defame people.
The pair eventually reached a settlement where Heard was ordered to pay Depp $10 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages. However, Heard was adamant that her statements were merely the truth and that she never wanted to harm or disparage him in any way. She was also awarded legal fees as part of the deal.