The Truth About Jason Momoa's Relationship With Amber Heard

Jason Momoa and Amber Heard have made many headlines in recent years — but for totally different reasons. There's been plenty of speculation about Momoa's love life after he and his partner Lisa Bonet called it quits in January 2022 after 16 years together. However, both Momoa and Bonet emphasized, per E! News, "Our devotion [is] unwavering to this sacred life & our Children." Amid the breakup news, the "Game of Thrones" star was also forced to set the record straight after rumors about him and Kate Beckinsale began to circulate. "Absolutely not, not together," he told Extra! about said gossip, which heated up after he was seen lending the actor his coat at an event. "She is very nice," he explained, but, "I was being very nice, just being a gentleman. Now, I am not giving my coat to anyone."

Heard, meanwhile, had to deal with the nonstop legal drama between her and her ex-husband Johnny Depp, who sued the "Magic Mike XXL" actor for defamation, per NPRHeard made a rare public statement about Depp, writing on Instagram that while she'll always have love for her ex-husband, "it brings me great pain to have to live out the details of our past life together in front of the world."

Yet, while life has certainly been a rollercoaster for both Momoa and Heard individually , many can't help but wonder exactly what went on between the two stars themselves, particularly behind the scenes of the movies in which they've co-starred.

Jason Momoa and Amber Heard's friendship

Jason Momoa and Amber Heard's relationship isn't what you might expect. While reports circulated during the Johnny Depp trial that Heard and Momoa's on-screen chemistry wasn't as good as it could have been, reports from years prior paint something of a different story. The two got rather close while filming "Aquaman" back in 2017 — as friends, of course. The two loved to joke around with one another, and even had silly spats the way close siblings do. During an interview with "Good Morning America" back in 2018, Heard explained that Momoa had a particular way of getting her attention whenever he was in need of it. Explaining that he is "allergic to being ignored," she said, "He adopted this method of ripping out the pages of my book, so I would pay attention to him. It would drive me crazy because I'd have 30 pages left and it would be gone."

If that weren't enough, many people also noticed that Momoa and Heard shared a lot of photos of them together on social media. There are some posts of Momoa and Heard dressed in matching accessories and looking playful at sporting events. While to some people it was obvious that they were friends, others couldn't help but wonder if they were also a romantic pair. Some social media comments have even included, "Very ACCORDINGLY CUTE COUPLE," along with, "Soul twins." Of course, their closeness prompted a lot of people to wonder what was really going on between them. 

Were Amber Heard and Jason Momoa ever more than friends?

While they were filming "Aquaman" in 2017, there was speculation that Jason Momoa and Amber Heard were more than just co-stars and good friends. Those rumors seem to be just rumors, though, as at the time, Momoa was still close to Lisa Bonet, while Heard was reportedly dating Elon Musk. However, the latter couple did break up at the beginning of 2018, as detailed by People. Plus, Momoa and Bonet quietly married in October 2017, according to NBC News, which was around when he was spending a lot of time with Heard. 

That said, it seems like Momoa's friendship with Heard was and still is nothing more than the supportive kind. Even though he has never said anything on the record about her drama with Johnny Depp, Momoa raised his voice in support of his co-star when she welcomed her daughter Oonagh Paige in July 2021. Momoa wrote "congratulations" alongside a red heart emoji under Heard's Instagram post. And while it seems like he wants to keep his distance from her legal troubles, Momoa did follow Depp on Instagram in April, seemingly throwing his hat in the ring. 

To those closely watching the trial, the follow was something of a sign that Momoa had taken a side in the legal dispute, and it was not Heard's. That said, the Daily Mail reported in May 2022 that it was actually Momoa himself who fought to keep Heard in the "Aquaman 2" sequel. But additional reports indicate all might not have been so friendly behind the scenes on the sequel's set.

Inside Amber Heard and Jason Momoa's Aquaman drama

Was it friendship or feud? The drama surrounding Jason Momoa and Amber Heard's relationship continues to unravel. Notes written by Heard's therapist have shed some light on what may have occurred during the filming of "Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom." The unsealed documents, which were shared in a Reddit thread, indicated that director James Wan and Momoa accused Heard of escalating harassment. According to the documents, they no longer wanted her to be part of the film. Apparently, Momoa would try to emulate Heard's ex Johnny Depp's appearance on set.

Heard's role in the second "Aquaman" was a talking point of her trial with Depp, as she then testified that her part was "very pared down," according to Deadline. The therapist's notes also stated, "role cut down significantly – changed content." However, with the film's upcoming December release, Wan shared why Heard is less prominent in the sequel. According to him, it had to do with the plot. The director didn't mention any on-set drama involving Heard or Momoa. Referring to Heard's character Mera, he told Entertainment Weekly, "I always pitched this to everyone from the get-go. The first 'Aquaman' was Arthur and Mera's journey. The second movie was always going to be Arthur and Orm. So, the first was a romance action-adventure movie, the second one is a bromance action-adventure movie. We'll leave it at that."