Penelope Cruz is stepping up to defend Johnny Depp in his $50-million defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard.

Responding to Heard’s allegations of domestic violence, Cruz joined actress Winona Ryder in providing Depp with a written declaration of support.

“I met Johnny when I was 19 years old,” wrote Cruz in her declaration, which was obtained by The Blast.

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“He was in Madrid and Pedro Almodovar introduced him to me. The only sentences I knew how to say in English at that time were, ‘how are you’ and ‘I want to work with Johnny Depp,'” continued Cruz, who has co-starred with Depp in “Blow”, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” and “Murder on the Orient Express”.

“Many years have passed and I have not only made 3 movies with him, but I also count on him as a great friend. I’ve always been impressed by his kindness, his brilliant mind, his talent, and his peculiar sense of humour,” she continued.

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“I’ve seen Johnny in so many situations and he is always kind to everyone around. He is one of the most generous people I know,” she added, writing of Depp’s kindness to her pregnancy while filming “Pirates of the Caribbean”.

“During six months of my first pregnancy, I spent every single day with him while we shot ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’. My husband and I will never forget the sweetness, protection, and kindness he treated me with during every single step of that process,” she said.

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“We love him very much and I feel lucky to have someone so special in our lives,” the declaration concluded.

Cruz’s declaration follows a similar one from Depp’s former fiancee Winona Ryder, who said that Heard’s allegations of violent don’t jibe with the person she knew.

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“The idea that he is an incredibly violent person is the farthest thing from the Johnny I knew and loved,” she said in her declaration. “I cannot wrap my head around these accusations.”

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