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Forced To Escape Painful Amber Heard Memories, Johnny Depp Sells Gargantuan Bahamas Island To J.K. Rowling, Makes $72M Profit

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Previously, upon hearing the name of the renowned actor Johnny Depp, one would remember all the great work he has been a part of in his career in Hollywood, including the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Unfortunately, now one cannot help but link his name to the ordeal that was the defamation case. Following his split with Amber Heard, the actor did everything he could to erase his ex-wife from his life.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

This included selling the private island that he purchased for $3.6 million in 2004. The island had everything Johnny Depp wanted for a perfect getaway location, including being just 60 miles away from the Bahaman capital of Nassau. However, all of that ended up biting the dust as Amber Heard’s troubling memories were too much to handle.

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Johnny Depp Sells his Private Island for a Massive Profit

Johnny Depp private island
Johnny Depp’s private island

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The private island which Johnny Depp fell head over heels for in 2004 had been spotted by him during the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean. When Depp’s gaze first fell on the little heaven on earth, there was not a single piece of infrastructure on the island. Depp changed that after he bought the island, making a house with a 36- degree view and a few other things. The island has six beaches each of which was named by Depp after something he loved. This was the place Depp went when he was in need of healing after his problems with drug abuse.

However, all of the good memories combined weren’t enough to deter Depp from selling his private island. The ghosts of his relationship with Amber Heard were simply too much. The private island he once bought for just $3.6 million, went on sale by Vladi Private Islands and ended up going for a whopping $75 million, making Depp a profit of $72 million. Reportedly, the new owner of Hall’s Pond Cay is none other than the Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling.

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J.K. Rowling Buys Johnny Depp’s Yacht

J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling

Depp’s former yacht was named ‘Vajoliroja’, combining the names of him, his then-girlfriend, Vanessa Paradis, and their two children, Lily-Rose, and Jack. However, when he married Heard in 2015, he renamed the boat ‘Amphitrite.’

The yacht was also involved in the Depp vs. Heard court case where the latter accused the former of slamming her against the wall of the yacht’s cabin. After the pair split, Depp sold the yacht to an American shipping magnate, and then from there, Rowling became the proud owner of it for $28.9 million. After just a few months of purchasing the yacht, it was again put on the market for $19.2 million. The yacht is now under a US businessman and is called, ‘Arriva.’ The yacht has certainly swam a lot of water!

Source: Don’t Die Wondering

Written by Mishkaat Khan

Mishkaat is a medical student who found solace in content writing. Having worked in the industry for about three years, she has written about everything from medicine to literature and is now happy to enlight you about the world of entertainment. When not writing, she can be found obsessing over supernatural beings through books and TV.