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Amber Heard announced on Instagram in July 2021 that she secretly welcomed baby girl Oonagh Paige Heard via surrogate to whom she is both “mom and dad.”
A photo accompanying the new shows Heard lying on a white bed with a sleeping Oonagh curled up on her chest.
“Four years ago I decided I wanted to have a child,” she wrote on July 1 last year. “I wanted to do it on my own terms. I now appreciate how drastic it is for us as women to think about one of the most fundamental aspects of our destiny in this way. I hope we get there. to a point where it will be normalized to I don’t want a ring to have a crib.”
“I hope we get to a point where it’s normal not to want a ring to have a crib,” Amber Heard wrote on Instagram after announcing the birth of her daughter via surrogate.
She said her daughter was born on April 8, 2021. In another Instagram post, Heard holds her daughter as they both stare at a computer screen. “I’m just the mom and dad. She’s the boss,” she wrote on July 21, 2021.
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Another photo shows her doing curls with her left arm while holding Oonagh in her right with the caption “Multitasking Mom.”
Oonagh turned a year old three days before Heard was due in Fairfax County, Va., Circuit Court for the start of Johnny Depp’s libel lawsuit against her.
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“My little O is one today,” she wrote on April 8 alongside a photo of her and her daughter on the floor playing with pink balloons. “I still can’t believe you’re here. The best year ever.”
Depp is suing Heard for $50 million in Fairfax County Circuit Court, Virginia, for calling herself a victim of domestic violence in a 2018 op-ed published in The Washington Post.
He said the piece, which did not identify him by name, ruined his reputation and his career. Heard is counter-suing for $100 million, accusing Depp and his attorney of defaming her by calling her allegations a “hoax.”
During her testimony, she mentioned her daughter more than once. “I want to move on. I have a baby. I have to move on. I want to move on and I want Johnny to move on too,” she told jurors.
Oonagh’s middle name is possibly in honor of Heard’s mother, Paige Heard, who died in May 2020. The name Oonagh is of Irish origin and means lamb.
Friends told Page Six that Heard used a surrogate because she couldn’t carry her own child, and the “Aquaman” actress was proud to be Oonagh’s sole legal parent.
She didn’t reveal the identity of the child’s father or the sperm donor – but there has been wild speculation online that her ex-boyfriend, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, could be the baby’s father.
An ex-friend of Heard’s sister, Whitney Henriquez Heard, wrote a statement that was filed by Depp’s team as part of the defamation case but was not offered as evidence.
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Jennifer Howell said she spoke with Heard’s late mother when she visited Henriquez. “Paige told me that Amber said Elon was controlling, abusing and was in a legal battle with him over the rights to the embryos they created together,” she wrote in the court file.
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Depp has accused Heard of cheating on him and Musk during their marriage – an allegation she and the SpaceX founder have denied. A spokesperson for Musk did not immediately return a request for comment.