Johnny Depp Once Bought Ex-Wife Amber Heard a Customized $150k Gift

Celebrity couples are notorious for gifting each other expensive and lavish gifts, in a big and public way. Before the drama ensued between Hollywood stars Johnny Depp and now ex-wife Amber Heard, they too exchanged some pricey tokens of their love. One time, Depp surprised his then-bride with a uniquely customized present. It set him back $150,000, but her reaction was priceless and, at the time, well worth the money. It’s a gift she is rumored to still have today, despite being divorced.

Amber Heard’s film credits

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp smiling
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp | Michael Kovac/Getty Images

Johnny Depp’s fame and accolades are pretty well known. But Amber Heard may not be the household name her ex-husband is. You might not recognize her work at first, but if you’ve watched Aquaman (2018), Drive Angry (2011), Friday Night Lights (2004), or Pineapple Express (2008), you’ve seen her. Heard actually earned a Young Hollywood Award for her breakout performance in Pineapple Express, opposite Seth Rogen and James Franco, according to IMDb. Before her acting career took off, Heard ventured out into modeling, and her striking visage and look helped her pave her way to big-screen success. 

The short-lived and rocky relationship with Johnny Depp

Most know of the rocky relationship between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp. She filed for divorce officially in May 2016, and also was granted a domestic violence restraining order against Depp. All of those claims were later dropped, and Depp has insisted on his innocence throughout the debacle. He cited a string of harrowing incidents that took place in 2015, alleging Heard threw a vodka bottle at him and severed one of his fingers, as reported by Daily Mail. It’s a roughly two-year marriage that gave the tabloids plenty to talk about, for sure. Heard did manage to get $7 million from Depp in a divorce settlement, all of which she donated to charity, according to Harper’s Bazaar.

The sweet, customized gift that cost $150,000

Before things got sour between the Hollywood couple, there appears to have been some evidence of past adoration between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Depp reached out to the experts of Overhaulin, for help restoring and customizing a super sweet and personalized gift, according to Editor Choice. He surprised his then-bride with the cherry red, 1968 Ford Mustang, and her reaction was sheer enthusiasm. This iconic and classic muscle car may not have been the heavyweight celebrity car gift like the Lamborghini or the Mercedes-Benz. But it was a sentimental ride that Depp had restored to its original glory, and it still set him back $150,000.

The latest drama with Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

Despite their separation several years ago, the drama between these two former spouses continues to make headlines. Court drags on, and a recent appearance revealed more details about their toxic relationship. Daily Mail reports Johnny Depp is suing The Sun for labeling him a ‘wife-beater’ in reference to Amber Heard’s initial claims of abuse. Depp maintains that Heard, on the contrary, was abusive to him throughout their marriage. In a statement from the stand, Depp cited his moral compass would never allow him to exact violence in any way. As the story continues to unfold, some say it may jeopardize Heard’s chances of future work, including reprising her role for the upcoming Aquaman 2, according to The Blast.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard may be separated now, but there is some evidence that at one time, they were happy with each other. Like many celebrities often do, Depp leveraged his wealth to offer a truly unique and customized gift. A fully restored 1968 Ford Mustang would be an amazing ride to have for anyone. And it seems Amber Heard still recognizes that she has something pretty special. Sources suggest she still owns and drives the car.