Aquaman superstar Jason Momoa extended a heartfelt comment to his co-star Amber Heard, who revealed she had a baby via surrogacy.
Momoa, a dad to teens and a stepfather to a young adult, posted a heart emoji on Heard's Instagram and congratulated his co-star for the birth of her first child. Momoa has been married to actress Lisa Bonet.
Heard, 39, shared a photo of herself as she cuddled her sleeping baby to her chest. The actress wrote in the captions that she wanted to have a child "under her own terms" since four years ago, so she chose to have a baby via surrogacy.
The Aquaman star also revealed that she welcomed her daughter on April 8 and gave her the name Oonagh Paige Heard, after her mother Paige Heard, who died in May 2020, leaving the actress "devastated and heartbroken." However, with Oonagh's birth, Heard has found renewed hope.
"She's the beginning of the rest of my life," the actress said.
Normalizing Baby Without Marriage
Heard also said that she hopes society will learn to normalize having a baby without getting married. Though she reiterated that her private life is "none of anyone's business," she felt that she had to say something about her choice to have a baby via surrogacy.
It's no secret that Heard is bisexual and has been having a relationship with cinematographer Bianca Butti since January 2020. However, it's not clear if the pair are still together following the arrival of Oonagh.
Before Butti, Heard was also married to Pirates of the Caribbean superstar Johnny Depp for two years. The couple had a turbulent and very public divorce in 2017 as Depp sued for libel in the U.K. over claims of abuse. Depp lost the case in November 2020, but the ex-couple will still go to court for a separate defamation case filed in Virginia.
A Besotted Mom
Meanwhile, a friend of Heard exclusively told Page Six that the actress is "besotted" to her gorgeous baby girl. The friend intimated that the actress always wanted to be a mother, but a doctor told her that she could never have children.
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However, Heard had much support from friends and family when she expressed her desire to have a baby despite her fertility issues. The source stated that it was important for Heard to be open about the details surrounding Oonag's birth and felt that she didn't have to feel embarrassed about having a baby via surrogacy.
Heard is due to return to work with Momoa for the sequel to Aquaman for Warner Bros, where she plays Mera, the Atlantean princess and the partner of the actor's lead character. Sources from the set said that the two co-stars get along, but Momoa hasn't made any comments about Heard's divorce and life's choices because he believes it's not his place to talk about his friend's life.
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