02 Jul 2021: Amid scuffle with ex-husband Johnny Depp, Amber Heard welcomes baby
Amber Heard is now a mother! She welcomed a daughter some months back, the Aquaman star announced earlier today. Revealing how she wanted to embrace motherhood on her "own terms," Heard said the child's name is Oonagh Paige Heard and she was born on April 8. Reports suggest that she was born through surrogacy. On professional front, she'll start shooting for Aquaman 2 soon.
Fact: Heard surprised fans with the news on Friday
Post: 'She's the beginning of the rest of my life'
Posting a picture with her daughter, the 35-year-old actress penned a long note on social media. Calling Oonagh "the beginning of the rest of my life," Heard revealed she had decided to have a child four years ago. "I hope we arrive at a point in which it's normalized to not want a ring in order to have a crib," she stressed.
Etymology: The child's name has sentiments attached to it
Notably, Oonagh was named Paige after Heard's late mother, who passed away in May 2020. Also, Oonagh is of Irish origin, and comes from the word "uan," which means "lamb." According to Irish folklore, Oonagh was the "queen of the fairies." It is usually pronounced as "Oona." Her birth has been Heard's "greatest wish come true," as per a source close to her.
Surrogacy: Heard wants to make women with fertility issues feel supported
Page Six quoted friends of the actress to report Heard opted for surrogacy after she was told she would never be able to carry her own baby. Heard was "grateful to the wonderful woman" who brought her daughter to the world, a source told the portal. She has been open about the process, as she wants to voice support for women with fertility issues.
Messy battle: Last week, Heard was thrashed by ex-husband Johnny Depp fans
The announcement comes almost five years after Heard's split from Johnny Depp. While Depp lost one lawsuit involving Heard last year, they are set for another legal battle soon. It's about a 2018 Washington Post opinion piece that Heard wrote. Recently, Heard was trolled by Depp fans for not being removed from the Aquaman franchise, where Depp had to leave the Fantastic Beasts series.
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