Johnny Depp’s divorce from longtime beau Amber Heard has been in the limelight ever since the two stars parted ways back in 2017. The legal war between the estranged couple became a public spectacle with the world knowing about their private lives and why their marriage fell apart. The Pirates of the Caribbean star took to Instagram on Friday to thank his fans and loved ones for being there for him during one of the most challenging times of his life. A nostalgic Johnny wrote, “Hello All! I just wanted to thank you all once again for your constant and loyal support throughout many long and interesting episodes of my life.”
He added, “I am only here because of you — and I’m only here for you!!!’ the caption continued. ‘All thanks and love to you for all, JD.” The post comes after Depp was informed by a Virginia court about a delay in the defamation trial, he called for against Heard in the American courts. As reported by Deadline, Circuit Court Chief Judge Bruce White has delayed the trial from January 11, 2021 to May 3, 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Depp had initially filed a request on August 21 to have the upcoming $50M defamation trial delayed so he could begin filming Fantastic Beasts 3 in London. He filed court documents in a Fairfax County, Virginia court requesting the trial be delayed until anywhere between March and June of 2021, once filming was completed. In response, Amber filed a motion opposing the request. The court had initially set the trial to run from January 11, 2021 to January 28, 2021, though Warner Bros. recently revealed they plan to start filming Fantastic Beasts 3 in October in London, which will run through the end of February.