Johnny Depp hoping marriage terminated ‘quickly’
Johnny Depp hopes his "short" 15-month marriage will be terminated "quickly".
The 52-year-old actor’s wife Amber Heard filed for divorce from him on Monday (23.05.16), citing irreconcilable differences, just three days after the death of his mother Betty Sue Palmer, and the star has broken his silence on the couple’s split.
His representative said in a statement: "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."
The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star – who is estimated to be worth around $400 million – is said to have rejected the 30-year-old actress’ claim for spousal support.
The pair are not thought to have put a pre-nuptial agreement in place before they wed in February 2015 in Los Angeles, so his mum could attend, followed by another ceremony in the Bahamas.
In the divorce documents, Amber claimed the pair split on May 22, which was two days before Betty sadly passed away.
Following news of their separation, some have suggested Amber was disliked by Johnny’s family, but her pals have rubbished such claims.
An insider said: "Amber was by Betty Sue’s side during this illness and regularly visited her in the hospital.
"She had been gravely ill for the last few years but they made sure she was well taken care of and had the best treatment. Johnny was very close to his mom."
It has also been reported that Amber – who turned 30 on April 22 – celebrated her latest birthday without Johnny, weeks before she filed for a divorce.
The former couple met on the set of 2011 film ‘The Rum Diary’.
Johnny previously divorced his first wife, make-up artist Lori Anne Allison, in 1985 after just two years of marriage and he split from French actress partner Vanessa Paradis – who he has daughter Lily-Rose, 16, and 13-year-old son Jack with – in 2012 after 14 years together.
Amber was in a three-year relationship with girlfriend Tasya van Ree until 2011.