Amber Heard “does her best to have a positive outlook” after the trial of Johnny Depp: Source

Amber Heard attends the Saint Laurent Mens Spring Summer 20 exhibition on June 6, 2019 in Paradise Cove Malibu, California

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Amber Heard embraces the next chapter of her life after a defamation lawsuit with her ex-husband Johnny Depp.

A source tells PEOPLE in this week ‘s issue that Aquaman The 36-year-old actress “does well” after the verdict and that while she “feels tired and exhausted after the trial”, “she does her best to have a positive perspective”.

“She is happy to spend every day with her little girl [daughter Oonagh Paige, 14 months]Says the initiate. “Her sister [Whitney Henriquez] is also its biggest supporter. “They spend a lot of time together.”

Earlier this month, Depp, 59, won all three defamation claims in his case against Herd because of his 2018 publication that he appeared as a surviving domestic abuser. The jury awarded Depp $ 15 million in damages, but Herd will only have to pay $ 10.35 million because of a Virginia law limiting punitive damages (the judge reduced the amount).

In addition, Herd was awarded $ 2 million in damages for her counterclaim against Depp. The actress’s lawyer said that Herd would appeal “absolutely” against the verdict against her.

“Amber is still disappointed with the jury’s verdict,” the source said. “She is still weighing her legal options, but at the moment she needs some time to enjoy the summer.”

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FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA - MAY 27: Actor Johnny Depp takes a break during his trial in a Fairfax County court on May 27, 2022 in Fairfax, Virginia.  The final arguments in the defamation lawsuit against Depp v. Herd, brought by Johnny Depp against his ex-wife Amber Heard, begin today.  (Photo by Kevin Dietsch / Getty Images);  FAIRFAX, VAIN - APRIL 21: (NY & NJ OUT NEWSPAPERS) Amber Heard leaves after day break out of court during Johnny Depp and Amber Heard civil litigation at Ferrell District Court at 21 County 22 Fairfax, Virginia.  Depp is seeking $ 50 million in alleged career compensation over an article Heard wrote in the Washington Post in 2018. (Photo by Ron Sachs / Consolidated News Pictures / Getty Images)

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA – MAY 27: Actor Johnny Depp takes a break during his trial in a Fairfax County court on May 27, 2022 in Fairfax, Virginia. The final arguments in the defamation lawsuit against Depp v. Herd, brought by Johnny Depp against his ex-wife Amber Heard, begin today. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch / Getty Images); FAIRFAX, VA – APRIL 21: (NY & NJ OX NEWSPAPERS) Amber Heard leaves after day break outside court during the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard civil trial at Fairfax County Circuit Court on April 21, 2022 in Fairfax. of Virginia. Depp is seeking $ 50 million in alleged career compensation over an article Heard wrote in the Washington Post in 2018. (Photo by Ron Sachs / Consolidated News Pictures / Getty Images)

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Heard had previously called the verdict “backwards” for women and said TodaySavannah Guthrie is “afraid” that it will mean more “silence” for survivors who want to show up. (Depp, meanwhile, claimed that he never touched Herd and accused her of physically harming him.)

“How do you see your future now?” Guthrie asked, to which Herd replied with a smile, “Will I become a mom, like, full-time, you know? Where I do not have to make juggling calls with lawyers.”

Guthrie, 50, then said, “One day you may want to tell your daughter about it or you may have to tell your daughter everything you have been through. What would you like to say?”

“I think whatever happens,” Herd said, “something will mean something. I did the right thing. “I did everything I could to defend myself and the truth.”

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Heard also said in an interview with Guthrie that she has “so much regret” about what happened during her previous relationship with him. Pirates of the Caribbean actress, with whom she was married from 2015 to 2017.

“I he did and said horrible, sad things throughout my relationship. “I behaved in horrible, almost unrecognizable ways for myself,” said the actress. “I spoke freely and openly and voluntarily about what I did. I talked about horrible language. “I talked about a push to the extent that I did not even know the difference between right and wrong.”

“I will continue to feel that I was part of this relationship, as if I were the other half of this relationship because I was. And it was ugly and it could be very beautiful. It was very, very toxic,” he continued. “We were awful with each other.”

And while Herd admitted that he “made many mistakes,” she insisted in her conversation with Guthrie, “Until the day of my death, I will stand by every word of my testimony.”

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