While she’s still facing the payment of a $10.3 million judgment, Amber Heard hasn’t let that stop her from continuing to make money. As TMZ first revealed, and property records actually confirm, the “Aquaman” actress’ mysterious and formerly secret Yucca Valley, California hideout has quietly changed hands, though the home has never been publicly offered for sale. The undercover deal was signed for nearly $1.1 million, nearly double the $570,000 Heard paid just three years ago, in early 2019, to dig in the Mojave Desert.
The big win comes as no surprise as desert home values have soared since the COVID-19 pandemic. Records show the cash buyers, a non-celebrity couple, have no previously known connection to Heard: he is a Las Vegas-based entrepreneur in the insurance industry, she is his longtime wife and secretary.
Though it was Heard’s primary residence for several years — and photos clearly taken at the property have been posted to her public Instagram account in recent months — the house’s existence did not become widely known until May of this year, when Heard gave her location of residence in publicly televised testimonies during the media circus that was the Depp v. Heard libel trial.
No word yet on the next stop for the Heard property train, but Elon Musk’s former girlfriend has reportedly been living in the Hamptons for the past few months, or practically a world away from the desolate landscape of her former Yucca Valley neighborhood.
Still, some might argue that, for all its rocky and forbidding natural glory, there is something particularly beautiful about this particular two-acre property. Built in 2015 and located about 10 miles west of Joshua Tree National Park, the home features three bedrooms and three bathrooms in over 2,400 square feet. Other amenities include an attached three-car garage, concrete floors, LED lighting throughout, a surround sound system, and a highly customized 110-foot wooden bridge in the backyard.