Amber Heard Could Lose Her Desert Home If She Doesn’t Pay the $10.35 Million

Amber Heard owes Johnny Depp $10.35 million following the defamation trial. It’s unclear if she has the money to pay the Hollywood superstar, as her lawyers are claiming she doesn’t. What will happen if she doesn’t pay the money she owes? Will Amber Heard’s home be up for grabs? Here’s what to know about Heard’s potential property loss.

Where does Amber Heard live? She purchased a desert home in California

A close-up of Amber Heard outside of the Johnny Depp defamation trial
Amber Heard | Isabel Infantes/AFP via Getty Images

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s defamation trial put the spotlight on Heard. So, where does Amber Heard live? According to the New York Post, Amber Heard’s home is worth $1 million and is located in California’s Yucca Valley near Joshua Tree National Park.

The publication notes Heard bought the home in 2019 for $570,000. It has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, and it’s 2,400 square feet. The property includes six acres of desert. She didn’t seem to move into the home until 2022.

“Amber loves spending time in the desert,” an insider claiming to know Heard well said. “It’s the one place she can get away from everything. She’s really ­connected with the artistic ­community there, and feels she experiences a true getaway. … Joshua Tree is full of cool hipsters and it’s just her scene. She can get away from it all and it’s a sanctuary.”

What happens if she doesn’t pay the $10.35 million she owes after the lawsuit?

Celebrity Net Worth notes Amber Heard owes Johnny Depp $10.35 million after the defamation trial. The jury ruled that Heard owed $10 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages, though the original punitive damage amount was $5 million. In a counter lawsuit, the jury ruled Depp owed Heard $2 million. In total, that still leaves Heard with a net negative of $8.35 million.

Heard’s attorney Elaine Charlson Bredehoft says Heard plans to appeal. But even with an appeal, she has to post a bond for the $10.35 million owed. What happens if Heard can’t pay that money? And what could happen to Amber Heard’s home?

It’s possible Heard’s wages will be garnished as she pays off the debt. Additionally, her assets, like real estate, could also be seized. This could put her desert home in jeopardy. With that in mind, some financial assets, like retirement accounts, are protected from seizure in this scenario.

There’s also a good chance Depp won’t go after Heard for the money. He may drop the judgment, as he made his statement and earned back public favor. This might be enough for him, as going after Heard for money that could ruin her might not look good for him, especially if he’s hoping for a career rebound.

What is Amber Heard’s net worth in 2022?

Amber Heard looking anguished as she testifies in court against Johnny Depp
Amber Heard | Elizabeth Frantz/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

After the defamation case, what is Amber Heard’s net worth? Celebrity Net Worth notes she has a negative net worth that currently stands around -$6 million. Prior to the trial, her net worth stood around $2.5 million. The $2 million owed to her and the $10 million she owes puts her net worth in the negative.

This isn’t the first time Heard’s gone through money troubles. Celebrity Net Worth notes she filed for spousal support in 2016. She reportedly asked Johnny Depp for $50,000 a month, as her monthly expenses included $10,000 for rent, $2,000 for food, and $10,000 for pet supplies and legal costs. That year, she only had a net income of $40,000 after spending $210,000.

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