Ouch! A day after Amber Heard files for divorce, Johnny Depp issues terse statement

FP Staff

May,27 2016 10:19 20 IST

A day after news reports that Amber Heard had filed for divorce from Johnny Depp, her husband of 15 months, the Alice Through The Looking Glass and Pirates of the Caribbean Star issued a short statement as well.

“Given the brevity of this marriage and the most recent and tragic loss of his mother, Johnny will not respond to any of the salacious false stories, gossip, misinformation and lies about his personal life. Hopefully the dissolution of this short marriage will be resolved quickly,” read a statement from Depp’s representatives that was released to the press.

Amber Heard with Johnny Depp. File photo

Amber Heard with Johnny Depp. File photo

Amber cited irreconcilable differences on her divorce petition, even as she sought spousal support from Depp. The couple apparently did not have a prenuptial agreement in place, and at stake is Depp’s estimated $400 million fortune. Amber’s net worth has been pegged at around $4.5-9 million by some media sources.

Amber and Depp met in late 2009 while they were working on the film The Rum Diary. At the time, Depp was still with his partner of 14 years, the model-actress Vanessa Paradis, with whom he has two children — Lily Rose, 16 and Jack, 14. Depp and Amber began dating in 2012, after he parted ways with Paradis, and the duo finally tied the knot in 2015.

Depp had said that what attracted him to Amber was the fact that she was, like him, a voracious reader and a Blues aficionado.

Amber too had said that marriage didn’t feel any different from being Depp’s girlfriend, as they had been together “a long time”.

In her divorce petition, Amber has stated the couple’s date of separation as 22 May — which was just a few days after the death of Depp’s mother. Depp himself spoke jestingly about having children during press interactions for his new release, Alice Through The Looking Glass.

However, rumours about Depp and Amber’s marriage being in trouble had been doing the rounds for a few months. At the Met Gala in New York this month, Amber made a solo appearance.