Johnny met Amber Heard while filming The Rum Diary in 2011, and the two were rumored to have struck up a romance off screen — while Johnny was still with Vanessa Paradis. Both Amber and Johnny denied any infidelity and didn't make their relationship official until 2012, after he and Vanessa split. They got engaged in January 2014 and tied the knot in the Bahamas in February 2015.
In May 2016, reportedly just days after Johnny's mother, Betty Sue Palmer, passed away, Amber filed for divorce and cited irreconcilable differences. Johnny released a statement about the matter, and the following day, Amber also filed a restraining order against Johnny, which included allegations of domestic abuse.