Who is Bianca Butti? Age and dating history of Amber Heard's partner

Bruno Cooke July 2, 2021
Who is Bianca Butti? Age and dating history of Amber Heard's partner
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Amber Heard recently welcomed a baby girl, born via surrogate, into her life, she revealed in an Instagram post yesterday. Who is Amber Heard’s girlfriend, Bianca Butti, what is her age, and what do we know about the father of her baby, and her dating history?

Who is Bianca Butti?

Born in Los Angeles in 1981, Butti is a California-based cinematographer. She will turn 40 this year. Amber is about five years younger, having turned 35 in April.

Per the US Sun, Butti earned her Bachelor’s degree in Cinema from San Francisco State University.

She currently has 14 credits to her name as cinematographer, plus a smattering in other departments, such as production and set design.

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Her earliest experiences as director of photography were in the early 2010s, with shorts Chant Et Fugue and BUNNi

She also photographed Hank and Asha, which came out in 2013. But her earliest credits go back as far as 2005.

Ongoing battles with cancer

Butti received her first cancer diagnosis in 2015, at the age of 34. After undergoing surgery and several rounds of chemotherapy, she put it behind her.

But, in 2019, she faced it for a second time. Two of her friends set up a GoFundMe fundraiser in August 2019 to take the edge off the expense of chemotherapy, which at time of writing has raised almost $20,000.

Butti regularly updates her Instagram followers with news of her latest treatments. In one post, she describes the process as “one unique journey”.

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“I will say that getting a cancer diagnosis for the second time, is a lot less scary than the first time”, she wrote to her supporters on the GoFundMe page. 

“After being diagnosed a few years ago, I did a lot of research about breast cancer and cancer in general.”

“For cancer round two I felt more patient and well informed about what my options were for treatment.”

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When did Amber Heard and Bianca Butti begin their relationship?

Amber Heard’s relationship with cinematographer Bianca Butti first made headlines in early 2020. The pair were photographed during a getaway in Palm Springs.

People Magazine reported in March 2020 that the pair appeared to be social distancing together. 

They cited various accounts of Butti and Heard buying groceries or flowers together, and appearing regularly in each other’s social media feeds.

Who else has Amber Heard dated?

Amber Heard’s dating history includes the likes of SpaceX founder Elon Musk. They started dating in 2016, but broke up after a year. Musk later told Rolling Stone that he “was really in love, and [the separation] hurt bad”.

Heard later dated Argentinian director (of Mama, It, and It: Chapter Two) Andy Muschietti. The pair were seen holding “several party supplies”, plus a puppy, en route to a friend’s house in March 2019.

Previously, Heard was in a four year relationship with painter and photographer Tasya van Ree. On several occasions, Van Ree referred to Amber Heard as her muse

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Heard was to her as “Gala is to Salvador Dali, Kiki de Montparnasse is to Man Ray, Beatrice is to Dante Alighieri”.

For her part, Bianca Butti’s only high profile relationship has been with Amber Heard, so information on her dating history is scarce.

But she is now happier than ever

A protracted legal battle with actor Johnny Depp dominated media coverage of Heard for several years.

However, a source apparently told Us Weekly in February last year that “Amber is fine and happier than ever” with her then new girlfriend Bianca Butti.

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“Bianca has been very supportive of her, and Amber feels like she can trust her and be comfortable around her, especially since they were friends first.”

Who is the father of Amber Heard’s baby?

Heard is “beyond in love” with her new baby girl, Oonagh Paige, a source told Page Six yesterday.

She named Paige after her late mother, Paige Heard, who died in May 2020 age 63.

Amber is her daughter’s sole legal parent – and “proud” to be so. The identity of Amber Heard’s baby’s father is therefore unknown to the public.

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Bruno is a novelist, amateur screenwriter and journalist with interests in digital media, storytelling, film and politics. He’s lived in France, China, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, but returned to the UK for a degree (and because of the pandemic) in 2020. His articles have appeared in Groundviews, Forge Press and The Friday Poem, and most are readable on Medium or onurbicycle.com.