Actress Amber Heard is a Hollywood actress who is also the most recent ex of Tesla founder Elon Musk.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Musk sounded like he was still pining after his ex, and concerned about the status of his love life.
“I just broke up with my girlfriend,” Musk said, according to Rolling Stone. “I was really in love, and it hurt bad…If I’m not in love, if I’m not with a long-term companion, I cannot be happy.”
Who is Amber Heard, the actress that has the billionaire CEO so hung up?
Heard is only 31, but she has had quite a career and continues to take on bigger acting roles. In 2017, she appeared as Mera, the queen of Atlantis, in “Justice League,” and she’ll probably have a more substantial role in 2018’s “Aquaman.” She’s also an advocate for women, especially those who are victims of domestic violence.
Heard was born in Austin, Texas, in 1986. When she was 17, she dropped out of high school and moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting and modelling career.
Her first movie role was in the 2004 sports drama 'Friday Night Lights,' which starred Billy Bob Thornton. (It later became a TV show.)
Before that, she had supporting and guest-starring roles on teen dramas including 'Jack & Bobby' and 'The O.C.'
The show was canceled after eight episodes aired.
Later that year, she starred in the indie film 'Remember the Daze,' which was panned by critics. She also guest-starred in an episode of Showtime's 'Californication.'
She starred alongside Johnny Depp in the 2011 film 'The Rum Diary,' and the two actors began dating in real life. Later in 2011, she starred opposite Nicolas Cage in 'Drive Angry.'
Depp left Vanessa Paradis, his longtime partner and mother of this two children, for Heard.
In 2011, she had a starring role on NBC's 'The Playboy Club,' which centered on the bunnies and patrons of the original Playboy Club in 1960s Chicago. It was panned by critics and canceled after three episodes aired because of low ratings.
Critics claimed that the show glamorized an environment that was demeaning to women. Feminist activist Gloria Steinem, who once worked undercover as a bunny in New York City, called for a boycott of the show.
She was the love interest of Channing Tatum's character in 2015's 'Magic Mike XXL,' the sequel to 'Magic Mike.'
The same year, Heard and Depp made headlines when they did not claim their Yorkshire Terriers to customs in Australia. The country threatened to put the dogs down if they weren't returned to the US.
Australia has strict animal-quarantine laws to prevent the spread of infections. Heard and Depp returned the dogs to the US and pleaded guilty to falsifying quarantine documents in court.
In May 2016, Heard filed for divorce from Depp. Days later, she made claims that Depp physically abused her throughout their relationship.
In April 2017, it became public that Heard was dating billionaire Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and cofounder of Tesla. They have since broken up, which the billionaire says was more Heard's idea than his.
The two were seen together in romantic images shared on their personal Instagram accounts, fuelling rumours about a relationship.
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