There are new headlines every day about Amber Heard’s divorce from Johnny Depp.
The question I have is about Heard’s divorce from Taysa Van Ree.
Amber Heard and Taysa Van Ree were married by way of a legally binding partnership in 2011. Heard even changed her name to Van Ree, stating the reason as “Domestic Partnership.” The two were considered married in every legal way available in 2011. They even celebrated with a ceremony. Gay marriage wasn’t legal in California until 2013.
But was that legal partnership ever legally dissolved?
If not, is Amber Heard a bigamist for marrying Johnny Depp?
Maybe not, technically, because her Domestic Partnership with Van Ree wasn’t actually a legal marriage. But the fact remains that for all intents and purposes, Heard is still involved in a legally binding Domestic Partnership with her “wife” Taysa Van Ree. They never dissolved the union.
So, now, Heard and Van Ree are free to continue with that partnership, and Johnny gets to foot the bill for it, to the tune of tens of millions.
Talk about having your cake and eating it, too.