The whole drama had started as a typical divorce filing but it into shocking headlines within no time when Heard filed papers in Court on Friday claiming that Depp continued to physically abuse her throughout their 15-month marriage.
Here's everything you need to know about this serious turn of events:
May 25: News of the divorce filing breaks
On May 23, Heard files for divorce from Depp citing irreconcilable differences. In her divorce petition, the 30-year-old Heard asks for spousal support from Depp, 52.
Hours after Heard's filing, Depp attends the Los Angeles premiere of his latest film, Alice Through the Looking Glass. "I never would've guessed he was going through a divorce, or anything like that," a source at the premiere told PEOPLE.
A source close to Heard tells PEOPLE the actress "did what she had to do to take care of herself" after months of strife. Meanwhile Depp addresses the split via his rep.
"Given the brevity of this marriage and the most recent and tragic loss of his mother, Johnny will not respond to any of the salacious false stories, gossip, misinformation and lies about his personal life," his rep told PEOPLE in a statement.
"Hopefully the dissolution of this short marriage will be resolved quickly."
On May 27, Heard alleges Depp abused her and goes to court to get a restraining order Heard was granted a temporary domestic violence restraining order against Depp.
"Johnny has a long-held and widely-acknowledged public and private history of drug and alcohol abuse," she said in her declaration. "He has a short fuse. He is often paranoid and his temper is extremely scary for me as it has proven many times to be physically dangerous and/or life-threatening to me."
Depp's divorce attorney Wasser said Heard's domestic abuse claims are false and financially motivated. "Amber is attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse," the lawyer said in response to Heard's claim in the court documents. "Her current application for a temporary restraining order along with her financial requests appears to be in response to the negative media attention she received earlier this week after filing for divorce. Yet Johnny cannot protect himself or Amber from media scrutiny, and Amber's anger certainly cannot drive this dissolution proceeding."