Before Amber Heard dated Johnny Depp - that has now ended and turned into a vicious back and forth and numerous domestic abuse claims - the Aquaman actress dated Tasya van Ree from 2008 to 2012. Possibly one of her longest relationships with a woman, Amber discussed how telling her parents that she was bi-sexual was a difficult one during a panel discussion at South By Southwest Festival.


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"They didn't know how to process it because, for them, it was being thrown into a binary system of processing it, negative or positive," she said. "I am from Austin, Texas. My dad is out of central casting Texan. Good Southern man and I was raised in a religious home."

She added: "And being an outspoken lesbian, atheist, vegetarian, I remember when I told them about my relationship, that I was in love with this woman, and at the beginning of that it was just tears, tears."

Amber explained how she refused to admit that her families difficulties were affecting her because she didn't want to "display any negativity."

"Five years later, I was getting an award, and I asked my parents to drive out to Dallas," she said. "My parents in five years, look at the journey. Attitudes and hearts can change."