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Amber Heard does a ‘workout every morning’ to prepare for court battle with Johnny Depp

EMILY PRESCOTT: How Amber Heard does a ‘workout every morning’ to prepare for her court duels with Johnny Depp

It’s the showbiz trial of the century, pitting two Hollywood stars against each other in a televised tale of drink, drugs and severed fingers.

But what happens away from the courtroom cameras when Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s multi-million-dollar defamation trial adjourns for the day? 

An insider tells me the actress keeps a regimented routine at home to ensure she’s battle-ready.

‘I get her up to do a workout every morning before she goes to court,’ says my source, who has temporarily relocated to Virginia to be near the actress and Amber’s one-year-old daughter for the case. 

What happens away from the courtroom cameras when Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s multi-million-dollar defamation trial adjourns for the day? An insider tells me the actress keeps a regimented routine at home to ensure she’s battle-ready

Heard and Depp, who were married for just 15 months from 2015, are halfway through the explosive trial, which is expected to end on May 19

Heard and Depp, who were married for just 15 months from 2015, are halfway through the explosive trial, which is expected to end on May 19

‘We create an environment that feels normal and routine.

‘At the end of the day, Amber has a laser focus on her daughter. After she puts her to bed, she comes downstairs, we cook dinner and try to wind down. 

‘Then she’s back to studying and preparing for the next day. She’s so stoic and focused, but it’s a marathon, not a sprint.’

Heard and Depp, who were married for just 15 months from 2015, are halfway through the explosive trial, which is expected to end on May 19.

Depp, 58, is suing his ex-wife for $50 million (£40 million), claiming she defamed him and irreparably damaged his career after she described herself as a ‘public figure representing domestic abuse’ in a 2018 article she wrote for the Washington Post.

Heard, who never named her ex-husband in her piece, is counter-suing for $100 million. 

Depp, 58, is suing his ex-wife for $50 million (£40 million), claiming she defamed him and irreparably damaged his career after she described herself as a 'public figure representing domestic abuse' in a 2018 article she wrote for the Washington Post

Depp, 58, is suing his ex-wife for $50 million (£40 million), claiming she defamed him and irreparably damaged his career after she described herself as a ‘public figure representing domestic abuse’ in a 2018 article she wrote for the Washington Post

Among the shocking allegations levied by both sides, Depp has accused his ex of defecating on their bed in an act of aggression.

‘Six weeks feels like such an inhumane level of time to be in a process like this,’ the insider tells me. 

‘It’s deeply sad that Amber has to be here and has to relive the intimate details of their relationship in such a public way. It must be very overwhelming.

‘Sometimes she seems like she’s hit a brick wall, other days she gets some momentum from somewhere.’

She adds that for Amber, 36, to be ignored by her ex-husband in court ‘must be dehumanising, so we just try to bolster her energy at home’.

He is said to have received thousands of pounds in return for attempting to secure a knighthood and British citizenship for Saudi tycoon Mahfouz Bin Mahfouz in the Prince Charles ‘cash for honours’ scandal, but society ‘fixer’ William Bortrick has just shed a title of his own – stepping down as a vice president of the Society of Genealogists.

Bortrick, publisher of Burke’s Peerage, declines to comment but his departure comes weeks after the Charity Commission launched a statutory inquiry – the most serious form of investigation it undertakes – into the Burke’s Peerage Foundation, a charity which Bortrick chairs, over its dealings with the Mahfouz Foundation.

Mahfouz is a major donor to Prince Charles’s charities.

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