Amber Heard cuts a sleek figure in a black dress as she catches a flight out of Los Angeles

She has been ensnared in an ongoing legal battle with her ex-husband Johnny Depp after he sued her for defamation earlier this year.

But Amber Heard looked carefree and relaxed as she caught a caught a plane at LAX airport near Los Angeles on Thursday.

The 33-year-old Aquaman star opted for a sleek all-black look as she prepared to jet away.

Back in black: Amber Heard, 33, looked carefree and relaxed as she jetted out of LAX airport near Los Angeles on Thursday in a sleek black dress

Back in black: Amber Heard, 33, looked carefree and relaxed as she jetted out of LAX airport near Los Angeles on Thursday in a sleek black dress

Amber was dressed in a flowing black sleeveless dress that put her trim arms on full display.

The 5ft7in actress kept her look casual, departing from the monochrome color scheme with a pair of weathered brown boots.

She kept her black shades on as she approached the security check in, and she wore her long blonde locks up in a high, messy bun.

She accessorized with multiple items of jewelry, including multiple earrings and gold necklaces with prominent pendants.

Simple chic: Amber was dressed in a flowing black sleeveless dress that put her trim arms on full display. The 5ft7in star paired it with a set of weathered brown boots

Simple chic: Amber was dressed in a flowing black sleeveless dress that put her trim arms on full display. The 5ft7in star paired it with a set of weathered brown boots

No fuss: She kept her black shades on as she approached the security check in, and she wore her long blonde locks up in a high, messy bun

No fuss: She kept her black shades on as she approached the security check in, and she wore her long blonde locks up in a high, messy bun

The Her smell actress seemed to be engrossed in her phone as she made her way through security.

She appeared to travel lightly, eschewing any carry-on luggage for her flight.

The same day she shared a photo of herself on a boat that may have been from her recent Italian trip.

'If you can’t find your wind machine for a dramatic hair effect I would recommend a boat as a safe alternative,' she joked, referencing her dramatically wind-swept tresses.

Windy day: 'If you can’t find your wind machine for a dramatic hair effect I would recommend a boat as a safe alternative,' she joked in a photo from the same day

Windy day: 'If you can’t find your wind machine for a dramatic hair effect I would recommend a boat as a safe alternative,' she joked in a photo from the same day

Also on Thursday, Amber shared a cute snap of herself holiday her nephew to her Insta Stories.

The Magic Mike XXL actress threw her head back to belt out a laugh while playing with the baby, who appeared to be wearing one of her wide-brimmed straw hats.

'I love being an aunt,' she captioned it.

Her dress was a far cry from her dark airport look. The pale green halter dress was covered in horizontal gold stripes, and she wore her hair down over her back.

Having a laugh: Also on Thursday, Amber shared a cute snap of herself holiday her nephew to her Insta Stories

Having a laugh: Also on Thursday, Amber shared a cute snap of herself holiday her nephew to her Insta Stories

The star's cheery demeanor was a welcome respite from her ongoing defamation lawsuit with her ex Johnny Depp.

After she published an op-ed in The Washington Post in December 2018 that obliquely accused the Edward Scissorhands star of domestic abuse (though without naming him or any specific incidents), he sued her for $50 million.

He claimed in the suit that the unstated allegations were made up.

In July, The Blast published photos of Johnny following the couple's infamous March 2015 fight in which he appeared to have a mark on his cheek, which he claims was from Amber putting out a cigarette on him.

The fight resulted in Depp severing part of one of his fingers, which he claims happened after she threw a bottle at him.

The couple met while filming The Rum Diary in 2011, and struck up a relationship the following year.

The two were married in February 2015, but she filed for divorce in May of the following year.

Even amid her legal woes, Amber is set to star in the high profile CBS All-Access adaptation of Stephen King's magnum opus The Stand.

The door stop novel, first published in 1978, was previously adapted as a miniseries in 1994 starring Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald and Rob Lowe.

Few cast members have been announced for this new adaptation, but so far Amber will be joined by Westworld's James Marsden, as well as Whoopi Goldberg, Greg Kinear and Marilyn Manson.

Amber Heard cuts a sleek figure in a black dress as she catches a flight out of Los Angeles

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