Cupid's Pulse Article: Johnny Depp Files to Keep Celebrity Divorce Proceedings PrivateCupid's Pulse Article: Johnny Depp Files to Keep Celebrity Divorce Proceedings Private

By Cortney Moore

Johnny Depp is making celebrity news once more with his motion for privacy in his celebrity divorce against Amber Heard. The couple surprised everyone when they ended their celebrity relationship back in May, and since then, there have been rocky court hearings. According to, Depp filed for confidentiality on July 15, with papers that state, “All documents produced by [Depp] in this action and/or any third parties subpoenaed in this action … shall be designated as ‘Confidential Information’ herein.” Sources close to Depp say his desire for privacy comes after Heard’s request to obtain personal and financial documentation. “Amber has inexplicably refused to sign any agreement to maintain confidentiality in this action,” Depp’s filing claims. “Johnny is therefore asking the Court to issue a protective order.” Despite Heard’s claims that their celebrity relationship was abusive, Depp seems to be handling the divorce proceedings well.

This celebrity divorce is definitely going to be one for the books. What are some ways to keep the details of your divorce private?

Cupid’s Advice:

Divorces are never fun, especially with the court proceedings that are required for a legal separation. At times, people will ask how you’re holding up and may want to know the details of your divorce. At no point are you obligated to provide an explanation. Let Cupid help you keep the details of your divorce private:

1. Privacy lawyers: The best way to ensure that details of your divorce will not leave the courtroom is by hiring a lawyer who takes confidentiality seriously. Find a lawyer who is good at what they do, and will put your needs first. You don’t want a lawyer who will use your case to bolster their public profile.

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2. Spousal collaboration: Another great way to keep your divorce private is to communicate this desire with your spouse. Working together to maintain privacy will help keep sensitive details from escaping into the public. Even if your relationship ended on bad terms, privacy may be a top priority you both can agree on.

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3. Loose lips sink ships: The absolute best way to make sure that details of your divorce remain private is by keeping it all to yourself. Though you may want to talk to close friends, family, or even coworkers about what you’re going through, don’t let them know sensitive information. Sharing details opens the chance for rumors and changed opinions that could hurt your case, which is the exact opposite of what you want.

Have you ever been divorced? Did you try to keep details private? Tell us your stories in the comment section below.