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Johnny Depp-Amber Heard Love Story: How They Fell In Love And How Long They Were Together

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Former couple Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are locked in a high-profile defamation lawsuit over Heard’s claims of domestic abuse.

Hollywood actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are opponents in a $50 million defamation case currently taking place in Fairfax, Virginia, some seven years after embarking on a marriage that quickly fell apart amid claims by Heard of domestic abuse.

Depp has brought the lawsuit against Heard over an op-ed she wrote in the Washington Post in 2018, in which she didn’t mention her former husband by name, but described herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse”. Heard, best known for her role in the 2018 superhero film Aquaman, is countersuing Depp for $100 million.

Depp and Heard met 13 years ago

Depp and Heard first met in 2009 while shooting the movie The Rum Diary, in which both starred. During his testimony at the Circuit Court of Fairfax County, Depp recalled the on-set chemistry between the pair, who were both in relationships at the time. “There was a scene where I’m taking a shower and then she comes into the room and she opens the shower and we kiss,” he said. “And that moment was… it felt like something that I shouldn’t be feeling, because she had her wife and I had Vanessa [Paradis, Depp’s then-partner] and kiddies.”

By 2012, Depp and Heard had begun dating, and in January 2014 were reported to have become engaged. They married in February 2015. According to the magazine People, they tied the knot at Depp’s home in Los Angeles, before heading to the 58-year-old’s private island in the Bahamas for a second wedding ceremony in front of “only a few dozen of their closest family and friends”.

Heard files for divorce a little over a year into marriage

However, 15 months later, in May 2016, Heard filed for divorce. She also took out a temporary restraining order against Depp, claiming he had been “verbally and physically abusive” to her throughout their relationship. “Johnny has had a long-held and widely-acknowledged public and private history of drug and alcohol abuse,” the 36-year-old said in her complaint. “He has a short fuse.”

In August 2016, the couple then reached a divorce settlement, with Heard pledging to donate the $7 million Depp had agreed to pay her to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.

Washington Post article leads to lawsuit

Just over two years later, Heard, who is an ambassador for women’s rights with the ACLU, penned an op-ed in the Post entitled: “I spoke up against sexual violence – and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change”. In the article, she said she had lost work over her allegations of domestic abuse.

“Like many women, I had been harassed and sexually assaulted by the time I was of college age. But I kept quiet – I did not expect filing complaints to bring justice. And I didn’t see myself as a victim. Then two years ago, I became a public figure representing domestic abuse, and I felt the full force of our culture’s wrath for women who speak out.

A movie I was attached to recast my role. I had just shot a two-year campaign as the face of a global fashion brand, and the company dropped me.”

Depp denies being violent towards Heard, and indeed alleges that she abused him. He launched his defamation suit against his former wife in 2019, arguing that he has lost acting roles as a result of her Post piece.

Depp fails in libel lawsuit against The Sun

In 2020, Depp also sued the newspaper The Sun for libel in the UK, over a 2018 article that described him as a “wife beater. He lost the case, however, after the court found that The Sun had proven the contents of the article to be “substantially true”.

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Abeiku Santana Apologizes To MzBel

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Ace broadcaster, Gilbert Abeiku Aggrey Santana popularly known as Abeiku Santana, of Despite Media has finally apologized to singer Belinda Nana Akua, known in the showbiz circles as MzBel.

The seasoned media practitioner, earlier this week, referred to the singer as a “former artiste” during an interview session with Chief One, a budding rapper, in the studios of Okay FM.

During the interview, Santana asked Chief One who he would love to collaborate with on a song which the latter answered, “MzBel”.

The presenter’s next words didn’t go down well with the “16 years” hitmaker and one social commentator by name Nana Tornado.

The Okay FM Drive-time host has since received major backlashes from the “Asibolanga” crooner; her ally, Nana Tornado; and the general public. His words in the interview are considered “disrespectful to MzBel” by many.

This morning, the singer cum entrepreneur and her followers woke up to the good news of Abeiku Santana apologizing for calling her a former artiste.

He posted an exceptionally beautiful portrait of the singer on his social media handles with the caption, “I’m sorry for calling MzBel a former artiste 🙏🏽”.MzBel

While many showered him with praises for showing maturity, others kept lambasting him for the ‘mistake’ he earlier made.

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10 Trending kente Styles That Took Over The ‘Gram Last Month

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Kente styles that took over the 'gram in September

One thing that makes the ceremony outstanding is the theme colour for the day. It is very important to choose the right colour combination that will add style and class to your event.

Fashion plays a key role in every event, especially weddings. Everybody including the groom can’t wait to see the apparel his wife-to-be would wear for their holy matrimony.

The bride has to break all fashion rules to stand out at her wedding while the wedding guests play it safe not to overdress especially when you are close to the bride.

Kente outfits have come to stay. It symbolizes our rich culture and traditions and plays a great part in holy matrimony.

Over the years, brides and even grooms wear the Kente fabric for their traditional weddings. While brides sew them in either wrapped outfits or in Kaba and slits or even long dresses. Grooms either wrap the cloth around their body or sew them in Kaftans or Agbada outfits.

Creativity runs in every woman’s vein and we always have to appear stunning.

2022 is shaping up to be a supremely fashionable year to be a bride. It marks a movement toward individuality and self-expression. Brides have a wider range of new style options than ever before to choose from as far as Ghanaian traditional marriage is concerned.

Today, we focus on all the iconic Kente outfits brides walked down the aisle with this month.

If you are a bride-to-be, here’s an inspiration for you:

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13 of the best and most daring looks Lily-Rose Depp has ever worn

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Lily-Rose Depp at the 2019 Met Gala, Venice Film Festival, and Paris Fashion Week 2022. Dimitrios Kambouris, Marilla Sicilia/Mondadori Portfolio, Julien Hekimian via Getty Images
  • Lily-Rose Depp is known for her chic style consisting of suits, black lace, and delicate gowns.
  • The 23-year-old model became the face of Chanel No. 5 in 2015 and often wears the brand to events.
  • Here are her best and most daring looks from the runway to the red carpet.

Lily-Rose Depp wore an embroidered white halterneck maxi dress and matching shrug to the 2016 Met Gala.

Lily-Rose Melody Depp attends the 2016 "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala.

Lily-Rose Melody Depp attends the 2016 “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology” Costume Institute Gala. Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Lily-Rose Depp, 23, opted for a Chanel dress to attend her very first Met Gala in 2016, Teen Vogue reported. The theme of the annual event was “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology,” and Depp arrived in a white halterneck maxi dress with a plunging neckline.

The material was distinctly Chanel and had gold-and-silver rectangles woven into the white fabric. Depp, the daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, amplified the look with gold stilettos and a textured jacket that she wore off-the-shoulder.

Once again in Chanel, Lily-Rose Depp attended the 2017 César Award Film Awards 2017 in a little black halterneck dress with a belt and patterned skirt.

Lily-Rose Depp attends the 'CESARS Film Awards 2017' ceremony at Salle Pleyel.

Lily-Rose Depp attends the César Film Awards 2017′ ceremony at Salle Pleyel. Marc Piasecki/WireImage

At the 2017 César Film Awards, Depp arrived in a midnight-black embellished Chanel spring 2017 couture dress, according to Just Jared.

The halterneck design cascaded over a dark-blue skirt with silver embroidery and was cinched in at the waist by a black leather belt. Depp’s look was accessorized with black strappy heels and large diamond earrings.

Depp doesn’t just wear Chanel on the red carpet. She walked the runway during the Chanel spring/summer 2017 show in a pink tulle gown with dramatic ruffles.

Lily-Rose Depp walks the runway during the Chanel Spring Summer 2017 show.

Lily-Rose Depp walks the runway during the Chanel spring/summer 2017 show. Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

Depp bought the Chanel spring 2017 haute couture show to a dramatic end while wearing a pink tulle bridal gown, Vogue Arabia reported. The floor-length gown, designed by Karl Lagerfeld, featured a tight, ruched bodice with large ruffled sleeves and a matching skirt. The gown also had a satin belt around the waist.

Depp wore her hair in a sleek bun and finished the look with silver pointed heels.

Returning to the Met Gala in 2017, Depp brought a pop of color to the event in a bright-pink gown with silver flowers.

Lily-Rose Depp attends "Rei Kawakubo/Commes Des Garcons: Art of the In-Between", the 2017 Costume Institute Benefit.Lily-Rose Depp attends “Rei Kawakubo/Commes Des Garcons: Art of the In-Between,” the 2017 Costume Institute Benefit. Taylor Hill/FilmMagic

Once again in a Chanel gown, according to Vogue, Depp attended the “Rei Kawakubo/Commes Des Garcons: Art of the In-Between” Costume Institute Benefit in 2017.

The model and actress wore a bright-pink sleeveless gown with silver flowers on the bodice and shoulder and a puff skirt.

Depp wore simple diamond studs in her ears and her hair was styled loosely up.

Lily-Rose Depp left dresses behind in favor of a Chanel suit for the César Revelations 2017 photo call.

Lily-Rose Depp, dressed in Chanel, attends the "Cesar - Revelations 2017" photocall.

Lily-Rose Depp, dressed in Chanel, attends the César Revelations 2017 photo call. Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images

Opting for a suit instead of a dress, Lily-Rose Depp posed at a photo call for the 2017 César Revelations dressed in Chanel. The black pants and blazer were styled with a crisp white shirt, that Depp wore slightly unbuttoned, with a loose tie and bright-pink heels.

Depp walked the red carpet ahead of the César Revelations 2019 ceremony in a blue lace and white woven minidress.

Lily-Rose Depp attends the 'Cesar - Revelations 2019' at Le Petit Palais.

Lily-Rose Depp attends the César Revelations 2019 at Le Petit Palais.Rindoff Petroff/Viteur/Getty Images

At the 2019 César Revelations, Depp wore a powder-blue, sheer lace cami dress with a panel of multicolored pastel-toned woven material in the middle. According to Vogue, the distinctly French design was another Chanel garment, and Depp kept the styling simple with black-and-silver metallic heels.

At the 2019 Met Gala celebrating “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” Depp wore a sleek black maxi dress embellished with gold chains and brooches.

Lily-Rose Depp attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lily-Rose Depp attends the 2019 Met Gala celebrating “Camp: Notes on Fashion” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

Depp attend the 2019 Met Gala subtly observing the theme “Camp: Notes on Fashion” in a black maxi dress with a sweetheart neckline and gold chains as straps.

The dress was a Chanel design, according to the luxury design house’s website, and it had further chains cascading from gold floral brooches on the bust and hips.

Lily-Rose Depp wore a pink silk chiffon gown at the 2019 Venice Film Festival.

Lily-Rose Depp at the 76 Venice International Film Festival 2019 on The King red carpet.

Lily-Rose Depp at the 76th Venice International Film Festival 2019 on “The King” red carpet.Marilla Sicilia/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images

Depp dazzled at the 2019 Venice Film Festival red carpet in a dusty-pink sleeveless gown with a ruched bodice and a neck strap. According to Vogue, the silk chiffon garment was another Chanel design. Depp wore simple jewelry and her hair up with loose strands to frame her face.

Depp opted for a domed white skirt and a black off-the-shoulder top for the photocall of the Chanel Metiers d’Art 2019/2020 show.

Lily-Rose Depp attends the photocall of the Chanel Metiers d'art 2019-2020 show.

Lily-Rose Depp attends the photocall of the Chanel Metiers d’Art 2019/2020 show.Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images for Chanel

Opting for simple yet elegant at the Chanel Metiers d’Art show, Depp wore an off-the-shoulder tulle top with a white miniskirt that had a domed silhouette, along with tights and simple black heels. She wore simple hoop earrings and styled her hair in a sleek bun.

Depp attended the UK film premiere of “The King” in a sheer white vest and a black high-waisted satin skirt.

Lily-Rose Depp attends the UK film premiere of 'The King' at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square during the 63rd BFI London Film Festival.

Lily-Rose Depp attends the UK film premiere of “The King” at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square during the 63rd BFI London Film Festival.WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Depp brought more French chic to the UK film premiere of “The King” at the 2019 London Film Festival.

She wore a look from Chanel’s spring 2020 ready-to-wear collection consisting of a white sheer vest with a deep V-neckline and textured ruffles, as well as a high-waisted black satin skirt with a belt. Depp wore black boots, diamond drop earrings, and a touch of silver eyeliner.

Depp is no stranger to a little black dress. She wore a strappy black lace midi dress with a scalloped neckline at the 2019 César Awards.

Lily-Rose Depp attends Cesar Film Awards 2019 at Salle Pleyel in Paris, France.

Lily-Rose Depp attends César Film Awards 2019 at Salle Pleyel in Paris, France.Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

According to Harper’s Bazaar, Depp attended the 2019 César Film Awards in a Chanel couture lace midi dress with sparkles and a satin cross-over belt. Depp kept the look simple with satin court shoes and a diamond bracelet and earrings.

The publication added that Depp and Diane Kruger paid homage to the late Karl Lagerfeld with their Chanel dresses, as the designer died days before the February event.

In 2021, Lily-Rose Depp attended the Met Gala in a sparkly bubblegum-pink bralette and skirt with black detailing.

Lily-Rose Depp attends the 2021 Met Gala benefit "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion" at Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lily-Rose Depp attends the 2021 Met Gala benefit “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.Taylor Hill/WireImage

Depp attended the 2019 Met Gala celebrating “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.” Her sparkly bubblegum-pink coordinated bralette and skirt were by Chanel, Popsugar reported.

The chic ensemble had patches of black sequins and leather piping circling the garments. Depp wore sheer black heels with tulle flowers on them and her hair in a signature up-do with loose strands.

At Chanel’s spring/summer 2022 show, Depp wore a structured dress and blazer in the brand’s signature woven material.

Lily-Rose Depp attends the Chanel Womenswear Spring/Summer 2022 show as part of Paris Fashion Week.

Lily-Rose Depp attends the Chanel womenswear spring/summer 2022 show as part of Paris Fashion Week.Julien Hekimian/Getty Images

In another distinctly Chanel look, Depp sat on the front row at the brand’s spring/summer 2022 show in a tweed dress and blazer combination.

The strappy dress consisted of a black-and-white tweed bra and matching skirt, with a contrasting yellow satin panel in the middle. She wore a matching blazer on top and opted for simple black pointed heels.

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