Actress Amber Heard is now a mom.
The Aquaman star made the announcement to her more than 3.9 million Instagram followers on Thursday (July 2). Her daughter, named Oonagh Paige was born April 8, 2021.
She shared a beautiful photo of her tenderly cradling the baby, and shared that she wanted to have her child “on her own terms”.
“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,” she wrote.
Heard, whose two-year marriage to Johnny Depp ended in 2017, and who has been embroiled in a high profile domestic violence case against him since, said she now has a new appreciation for motherhood after venturing into it on her own.
“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,” she continued.
Heard is currently in a relationship with cinematographer Bianca Butti. The baby’s middle name, Paige, appears to be a tribute to the star’s late mother, Paige Heard, who died in May last year. At the time, Heard said she was “heartbroken and devastated beyond belief.”