Amber Heard secretly welcomes baby girl Oonagh Paige via surrogate – Page Six

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Amber Heard is a mom!

The actress, 35, is celebrating the birth of a baby girl — months after ex-husband Johnny Depp lost his libel case involving her.

A source exclusively told Page Six on Thursday that Heard is “beyond in love” with her daughter, Oonagh Paige, whom she named after her late mom, Paige.

Oonagh was born on April 8 with the help of a surrogate after Heard was told she would never be able to carry her own baby, friends revealed.

A source who knows the star told us: “Oonagh is absolutely gorgeous, and Amber is besotted. She always knew that she wanted to be a mom, and this is her greatest wish come true. She’s so grateful to the wonderful woman who helped bring Oonagh into her life.

Amber Heard cradles her baby girl.
Amber Heard welcomed a baby girl via surrogate.Instagram

“The most important thing for Amber is that she’s open about Oonagh’s birth,” the source continued. “There are so many women who feel they can’t talk about their fertility and are worried and embarrassed; Amber wants them to feel supported and realize that there are a multitude of ways to have a baby even if you have fertility issues.”

Heard confirmed the news herself on Thursday via Instagram, where she shared a photo of herself with the infant.

“I’m so excited to share this news with you. Four years ago, I decided I wanted to have a child. I wanted to do it on my own terms,” she wrote. “I now appreciate how radical it is for us as women to think about one of the most fundamental parts of our destinies in this way. I hope we arrive at a point in which it’s normalized to not want a ring in order to have a crib.”

She added, “A part of me wants to uphold that my private life is none of anyone’s business. I also get that the nature of my job compels me to take control of this. My daughter was born on April 8, 2021. Her name is Oonagh Paige Heard. She’s the beginning of the rest of my life.”

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The actress, seen here in July 2020 during ex-husband Johnny Depp’s libel trial, announced the news of her daughter’s arrival on Instagram.
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Heard is currently in a relationship with cinematographer Bianca Butti, whom she has been dating since January 2020, but she made the decision to have a baby on her own some time ago and is “proud” to be Oonagh’s sole legal parent, we’re told.

The activist is next set to film “Aquaman 2,” in which she plays Atlantean princess Mera opposite Jason Momoa in the title role.

The birth of Heard’s baby is particularly poignant, friends say, as she lost her own mom in May 2020 at the age of 63, saying at the time that she was “heartbroken and devastated beyond belief.”

She called Paige “the most beautiful woman I had ever known” in an Instagram post, adding: “It’s hard to imagine and even more difficult to say but I feel truly lucky to have been her daughter and been given the gift of having the light she shone on everyone, fall on me for nearly 34 years.”

Heard then thanked her family and friends for helping her and her sister, Whitney, during the “unbelievably painful time.”

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp attend the "Black Mass" premiere during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival at The Elgin on September 14, 2015 in Toronto, Canada.
Heard and Depp were married from 2015 to 2017.
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The star’s mom’s death came just weeks before she faced Depp, 58, in London’s High Court in a three-week trial in July 2020.

She gave evidence against the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star, who eventually lost his libel case against The Sun newspaper over an article that labelled him a “wife beater.”

The judge found that Depp had assaulted Heard on a dozen occasions and put her in “fear for her life” three times.

Speaking after the case, Heard said: “After obtaining a restraining order in 2016 and finalizing my divorce, I just wanted to move on with my life. I did not file this lawsuit and, despite its significance, I would have preferred not to be here in court.

“It has been incredibly painful to relive the breakup of my relationship, to have my motives and my truth questioned, and the most traumatic and intimate details of my life with Johnny shared in court and broadcast to the entire world. I stand by my testimony, and I now place my faith in British justice.”

In April, Depp asked the Court of Appeal to grant permission for him to challenge the High Court’s ruling in a bid to get a retrial.

Depp’s lawyers attempted to claim that Heard had failed to donate her $7 million divorce settlement to the American Civil Liberties Union and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, as she had promised, but the court refused permission for Depp to appeal.

A source close to Depp told Page Six: “The judge thought she was this wonderful human being standing up for mankind,” because of her supposed generosity, “but she was lying out of her ass [about the donations].”

Heard’s attorney Elaine Bredehoft confirmed her client had yet to fulfill the charity pledge she made, but insisted: “Amber has already been responsible for seven figures in donations to charitable causes and intends to continue to contribute and eventually fulfill her pledge.

“However, Amber has been delayed in that goal because Mr. Depp filed a lawsuit against her, and consequently, she has been forced to spend millions of dollars defending Mr. Depp’s false accusations against her.”

The pair are set to face a US court next April as Depp is suing Heard over a 2018 Washington Post opinion piece in which she claimed to be a victim of domestic abuse but did not mention the actor by name.

The source who knows Heard added: “For now, all that matters to Amber is Oonagh and raising a healthy and strong daughter.”

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