She captioned the announcement, “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.”
The star continued, “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 normalized to not want a ring in order to have a crib,” she commented about societal expectations to be married in order to have children.
“A part of me wants to uphold that my private life is none of anyone’s business,” Amber admitted. “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.”
Her daughter’s middle name rings as a tribute to Amber’s own mother, Paige Heard, who she publicly grieved in 2020 following her mom’s death.