Hollywood actor Johnny Depp has gone viral on TikTok after sharing a moment of apparent happiness with his ex-wife Amber Heard during his ongoing defamation trial.
Depp, who sued Heard for $50 million Washington Post Comment in which she claimed to have been a victim of domestic violence was seen smiling after the court began discussing alleged comments in which she allegedly complained about her ex-husband’s friends.
In particular, Heard, 35, reportedly explained that she didn’t like “hanging out with his friends at his house because it was boring and they were all old men playing guitars.”
The reference to playing guitar with friends seemed to resonate with Depp, 58, who was seen smiling shortly after.
The years-long battle between Depp and Heard stems from what their former marriage counselor described as “mutual abuse.” He also developed an opioid addiction after dental surgery, per People, and that led to what Hearing’s attorneys have described as “domestic violence” and “sexual violence.” Still, many online have sided with Depp amid Heard’s admitted history of physical violence against her ex-husband.
The short video also seemed to resonate with TikTok users, who have viewed the clip nearly 7 million times so far. Users showed sympathy for Depp in the video’s nearly 10,000 replies.
“100% just remembering the good times he had at that party,” wrote one user.
Others also noted that Depp’s so-called old friends were almost certainly legendary rock stars. Depp has played with everyone from the Rolling Stones and Marilyn Manson to Aerosmith and Alice Cooper.
“So funny because his old friends are real rock stars,” noted another user.
Another added to the pile of positive pro-dork comments, “Sounds like a great time.”
The majority of users argued that they would happily spend the day watching Depp and his friends make music.
“She married an older man and then was disappointed that she was dating an older man lol,” added a TikToker.
Heard and Depp divorced in 2016 after 15 months of marriage and have since publicly feuded over the failed relationship. The trial is expected to continue on Monday.
*Initial publication: April 15, 2022 5:32 pm CDT
Mikael Thalen is a Seattle-based tech and security reporter covering social media, data breaches, hackers and more.
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