Depp Takes Home A People’s Choice Award Days After Divorce From Amber Heard
Hollywood actor Johnny Depp took home one of the most competitive awards of the night at the People’s Choice Awards 2017.
The event, which took place at the Microsoft Theater in LA on Wednesday, January 18, saw him take the title of ‘Favourite Movie Icon’.
His win comes just days after his divorce from former beau Amber Heard was finalised.
It’s clear the Pirates of the Caribbean actor felt very thankful towards his loyal fans as he accepted the award.
I came here for one reason tonight, for one reason and one reason only, for you, the people. Through whatever good times or bad you’ve stood by me and trusted me.
The star continued,
You very graciously invited me here once again tonight so I appreciate that very much. You have no idea how much I appreciate it.
Depp and Heard reached a settlement for their divorce five months ago, but it was finalised just five days before the actor attended the People’s Choice Awards and gained another trophy to add to his collection.
It’s been reported that Heard won custody of the couple’s dogs and received a $7 million pay out from the Dark Shadows actor.
Johnny, who first found fame as a teenager in the ’80s on hit TV show 21 Jump Street, was accused by ex-wife Amber of domestic violence in their relationship.
He appeared very humble by the great reaction he received at the event.
I’m very deeply affected by the kindness of your well wishes… It’s especially meaningful to me to be here in front of you to say thank you and to tell you that I truly feel that need to thank you.
He then closed his thankful speech telling his fans and those in the crowd:
Because in all honesty we all know we wouldn’t be standing up here tonight if it weren’t for you.
This was the actor’s 14th win at the People’s Choice Awards, having taken home 13 gongs over the previous years.