“The most important thing for Amber is that she’s open about Oonagh’s birth,” the source continued. “There are so many women who feel they can’t talk about their fertility and are worried and embarrassed; Amber wants them to feel supported and realise that there are a multitude of ways to have a baby even if you have fertility issues.”
Heard has named the baby Oonagh Paige, in a sweet tribute to her late mother, Paige. The actress excitedly shared the news via Instagram with an adorable photo of her cradling her tiny baby.
“I’m so excited to share this news with you. Four years ago, I decided I wanted to have a child. I wanted to do it on my own terms,” she wrote. “I now appreciate how radical it is for us as women to think about one of the most fundamental parts of our destinies in this way. I hope we arrive at a point in which it’s normalised to not want a ring in order to have a crib.”
She added: “A part of me wants to uphold that my private life is none of anyone’s business. I also get that the nature of my job compels me to take control of this. My daughter was born on April 8, 2021. Her name is Oonagh Paige Heard. She’s the beginning of the rest of my life.”
Heard is currently in a relationship with cinematographer Bianca Butti, and has been since January 2020. She made the decision to have a baby on her own quite some time ago, and is proud to be Oonagh’s sole legal guardian.