Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s divorce has been a surprise to the public, especially since Johnny Depp’s mother just died recently. Because of the very abrupt decision from Amber Heard, people could not help but wonder how she got to this point.
According to reports, the couple already had a rocky start from the very beginning of their relationship. Johnny Depp just left his 14-year wife, and Amber Heard left her four-year girlfriend Taysa Van Ree. It should have appeared as a rebound, but both of them were caught in a spiral.
After two years of dating, they got engaged in January of 2014. A source told ET Online that the two were happy and excited to be engaged.
“Amber has really taken well to the kids and really enjoys spending time with them. And she’s even taken Lily shopping on her own for some bonding time.”
In the public eye, they looked like a happy couple, with PDA shots all over the place. In just October of last year, Heard attended Johnny Depp’s Hollywood Vampires rock show in Los Angeles, and she really looked like she was enjoying her time.
“She was sipping red wine, bopping around to the music. By the end of the show, she was on her feet,” said Denny Directo.
However, what the public did not know was the trouble in their relationship. A source noted that, when they got engaged, Amber Heard was already having second thoughts. When they got married, their strong personalities took center stage, and this was reportedly the reason for most of their conflicts.
Since most of these came from reports from sources, an expert decided to chime in and analyze their body language to explain why this couple fell through the cracks.
In an interview with Telegraph, a leading body language expert, Darren Stanton, chimed in to show to the public the telltale signs that these two are truly broken.
Stanton broke down their public video apology for their Australian biosecurity case. Depp and Heard were forced by the Australian Department of Agriculture to record a scripted video to inform everyone of the secure bio laws of the country.
According to Stanton, there was so much to be learned from the short video. He said that there were already “outward signs” that could be considered “leakages” our bodies gives off when we want to say something.
“We should always rely on body language and not on the verbal. Indeed, 55 per cent of communication is non verbal, 38 per cent is how you say it and only seven per cent is what you actually say.”
One sample of body language analysis Stanton did was when Depp said, “When you disrespect Australian law, they will tell you firmly.” But, when he said that, he raised his chin. That, according to Stanton, is a sign of defiance and aggression. It means Depp has no confidence in what he just said.
Stanton noted that, though both of them are actors, there are body signs that we cannot avoid when we are lying. He said that through his analysis of the short footage, it was already obvious to him that “the relationship had hit the rocks,” according to Telegraph.
“I think the footage is very bizarre,” he says. “It comes over like a hostage video. I think it’s clear at the time of the interview that they are clearly not on the same page in terms of being a couple. They are not holding hands and at no time do they make contact. It’s clear they are making the apology out of pressure.”
Stanton added that, though Heard was seen looking at Depp, they were not looking at each other, signaling the fact that they were no longer functioning as partners.
“The words being spoken are so incongruent with the tonality and body language, which is stoic and cardboard. Normally when people are in agreement, their posture will be pointed towards each other.”
Heard looked at Depp twice, but the actor did not look back, as if to show that he didn’t support the making of the video. At the same time, Depp did not look at Heard whenever his eyes were off the camera.
“At one point their shoulders slightly touch but he pulls away. When she says something and nods her head to confirm what she’s saying, he looks straight ahead but never nods agreement himself.”
In the June 2014 writeup by Life & Style, another body language expert, Patti Smith, had already confirmed the brokenness of the couple. In the shot of Heard and Depp, Depp was hugging Heard close to him, but Heard seemed to be aloof.
“The way she holds her arm over her pelvis shows she has been harmed by infidelity,” said Smith.
Apparently, this relationship was already in the rocks since the start. The question now is whether Johnny Depp be able to keep his claim to refuse providing Amber Heard spousal support.
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