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Amber Heard welcomes baby girl Oonagh via surrogate… five years after nasty split from Johnny Depp


Amber Heard has revealed that she has welcomed her first child via surrogate.

The 35-year-old actress took to Instagram to share a snap of herself cradling her daughter with a lengthy caption about wanting to have a child under her own conditions.

She captioned the snap to her 3.9million followers:  ‘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.’

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Surprise! Amber Heard has revealed that she has welcomed her first child via surrogate as she made the announcement on her Instagram on Thursday

She also revealed that she has named the child Oonagh Paige Heard as the child was born on April 8, 2021.

The name Oonagh (also spelled Una and Oona) is pronounced oo-nuh. It is a girl’s name of Irish origin meaning ‘lamb’. 

According to Page Six on Thursday, sources close to Heard claim that she welcomed the child via surrogate after being told that she would never being able to carry her own baby.

The revelation comes five years after filing from divorce from actor Johnny Depp, 58, as the two have recently been embroiled in a bitter court battle.

Big news: The 35-year-old actress (seen in November 2018) also revealed that she has named the child Oonagh Paige Heard as the first name is of Scottish origin and means pure and holy. The child was born on April 8, 2021

Big news: The 35-year-old actress (seen in November 2018) also revealed that she has named the child Oonagh Paige Heard as the first name is of Scottish origin and means pure and holy. The child was born on April 8, 2021

'I hope we arrive at a point in which it’s normalized to not want a ring in order to have a crib': Amber stressed the importance of women being able to become parents regardless of marital status

‘I hope we arrive at a point in which it’s normalized to not want a ring in order to have a crib’: Amber stressed the importance of women being able to become parents regardless of marital status

What’s in a name? 

The name Oonagh (also spelled Una and Oona) is pronounced oo-nuh. It is a girl’s name of Irish origin meaning ‘lamb’.

The name Oona was made famous by Eugene O’Neill’s daughter, who became Charlie Chaplin’s wife. One of Oona’s granddaughters was named after her – Oona Castilla Chaplin – and is now an actress famous in her own right for playing Talisa of Volantis in HBO’s Game of Thrones.

In Irish legend, Una/Oona/Oonagh was a daughter of a king of Lochlainn. The name was very popular in Ireland in the Middle Ages, and is currently seeing a comeback.

Source: Nameberry.com 

She continued in the caption by bringing up her personal life as she wrote: ‘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.’

Amber stressed the importance of women being able to become parents regardless of marital status.

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.’

Former flame: The revelation comes five years after filing from divorce from actor Johnny Depp as the two have recently been embroiled in a bitter court battle, as the former couple are seen in January 2016 in Culver City

Former flame: The revelation comes five years after filing from divorce from actor Johnny Depp as the two have recently been embroiled in a bitter court battle, as the former couple are seen in January 2016 in Culver City

She concluded the post by saying: ‘She’s the beginning of the rest of my life.’ 

The insider for Page Six explained that it was important for Amber to be transparent when it comes to the birth of her child.

The source said: ‘The most important thing for Amber is that she’s open about Oonagh’s birth.

‘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.’

Giving thanks: Though Amber only made the revelation now, a day after the child was born she took to Instagram to share a video of herself on the beach while expressing her gratitude to all of her well-wishers on April 9, 2021

Giving thanks: Though Amber only made the revelation now, a day after the child was born she took to Instagram to share a video of herself on the beach while expressing her gratitude to all of her well-wishers on April 9, 2021

Recognition: In the video she said: 'I just wanna say thank you so much to all of my online supporters, online supporters and my fans'

Recognition: In the video she said: ‘I just wanna say thank you so much to all of my online supporters, online supporters and my fans’

High spirits: The clip showed her sitting at the beach and striking a cheerful tone

High spirits: The clip showed her sitting at the beach and striking a cheerful tone

The insider who knows Amber said that the star is thankful for the woman who was her surrogate and helped her fulfill her goal of being a mother.

The source explained: ‘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.’

Though Amber only made the revelation now, a day after the child was born she took to Instagram to share a video of herself on the beach while expressing her gratitude to all of her well-wishers on April 9, 2021.

‘I just wanna say thank you so much to all of my online supporters and my fans,’ said the Aquaman star while on a beach before apologizing ‘for the death threats.’

She has been locked in a years-long feud with her ex-husband Depp in which they have denied each other’s explosive allegations of domestic violence. 

In 2018 she she claimed to have received death threats and lost work after accusing Depp of abuse and in November 2020 his fans viciously trolled her on Twitter.

In November, a UK judge ruled against Depp’s suit against an English publication for calling him a ‘wife-beater,’ citing that the accusations Heard made – that have negatively impacted the actor’s career – were ‘substantially true’.   

Months later in March, Depp was refused permission to bring an appeal against a damning High Court ruling that he assaulted his ex-wife Amber with his lawyers claiming that he ‘looked forward to presenting the irrefutable truth’ to a US libel court. 

Depp’s $50m(£35m) US libel case against Ms Heard – which will also be extremely costly – was recently delayed until April 2022. 

The pair met on the set of the 2011 film The Rum Diary in which they both starred and began dating in 2012 before marrying in February 2015. 

Their divorce was finalized in January 2017 with Amber pledging to donated the $7 million settlement she received to charity. 

Amber has had quite the dating history as she dated artist Tasya Van Ree from 2008 to 2012 before Depp then after the marriage dated model Cara Delevingne in 2016, multibillionaire Elon Musk in 2017, art dealer Vito Schnabel, and most recently set decorator Bianca Butti whom she began dating in January 2020 and were seen together as recently as February 2021.



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