Johnny Depp releases statement after Amber Heard files for divorce after a year of marriage

A spokesperson said the actor hopes ‘the dissolution of this short marriage will be resolved quickly’

Heather Saul
Friday 27 May 2016 08:25
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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard attend the Los Angeles Premiere of "The Danish Girl"
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard attend the Los Angeles Premiere of "The Danish Girl"

Johnny Depp has responded to Amber Heard's decision to file for divorce after 15 months of marriage, citing ‘irreconcilable differences’.

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor, 52, released a statement amid reports he did not have a prenup agreement in place and Heard, 30, was seeking spousal support.

The statement from his spokesperson highlighted how short their marriage was and the loss of his mother, Betty Sue Palmer, who died just days before news of their divorce. She was 81.

The statement said: ”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.“

Their split comes just weeks after the pair appeared in a much-mocked video made for the Australian Government after Heard was fined $1,000 for bringing their dogs Pistol and Boo into the country illegally. The incident, threat to euthanise the dogs if they did not get them out of the country and protracted feud that followed was dubbed the ‘war on terrier’ by the media.

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Depp and Heard do not have children together. Depp has a daughter, Lily-Rose and son, Jack from his previous relationship with Vanessa Paradis.

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