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Amber Heard, Johnny Depp divorce and abuse claims investigated in latest PEOPLE cover story

This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com. 

When Amber Heard and Johnny Depp first met on the set of The Rum Diaryin 2011, sparks immediately flew between the two – but it didn’t take long for the unlikely couple’s electric connection to turn toxic.

“Johnny and Amber’s relationship was always toxic,” a source tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “They got in so many fights.”

The “nonstop drama” of their relationship came to a head on May 27 when the actress walked into a Los Angeles courthouse with a black eye and filed for a temporary restraining order against the actor, claiming he had been both “verbally and physically abusive” to her throughout the “entirety” of their relationship.

Along with two alleged attacks detailed in Heard’s court filings, new photos obtained by PEOPLE show the actress with physical injuries allegedly resulting from a violent encounter with the actor. A rep for Depp has not responded to PEOPLE’s requests for comment about the photos, or about Heard’s allegations of abuse.

In court documents responding to Heard’s initial court filing, Depp’s attorney Laura Wasser alleged that Heard “is attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse.”

So where did it go wrong? Multiple sources tell PEOPLE that while the couple initially fell hard for each other, the relationship quickly took a turn.

For much more on Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s explosive divorce, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.