Johnny Depp has spoken out about his divorce from Amber Heard for the first time.
A spokesperson for Depp has released a statement on his behalf, reading: ‘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.’
According to new reports from TMZ, Amber is now seeking ‘spousal support’ from Johnny, after it was revealed that neither signed a pre-nup before tying the knot. Eep.
Johnny has hired top Hollywood divorce lawyer known as ‘Disso Queen’ (aka. Laura Wasser), who has also represented the likes of Kim Kardashian, Angelina Jolie and Britney Spears.
30-year-old Amber filed for divorce from her husband, after just 15 months of marriage, earlier this week.
This happened at Los Angeles Superior Court, where she cited irreconcilable differences and listed the separation date as Sunday.
Amber and Johnny, 52, met on the set of 2011 film The Rum Diary. They wed in a private ceremony at their LA home last February.
Back in December, Amber had actually denied that her and Johnny’s relationship was on the rocks.
She told Marie Claire US: ‘I try not to react to the horrible misrepresentation of our lives, but it is strange, and hard.’
The actress had also opened up about becoming step-mother to Johnny’s children with ex-Vanessa Paradis, Lily-Rose, 16, and 14-year-old Jack.
She said: ‘It’s] an honour and the greatest, most surprising gift I have ever received in my life.
‘New colours that I didn’t know existed have been added to my life. I’m so happy.’
It’s been an incredibly difficult week for Johnny, with reports also emerging that his mother Betty Sue Palmer has passed away.
The 81-year-old died last Friday after a long illness, reports ET.
Johnny was very close to his mum, having the name Betty Sue tattooed inside a heart on his upper left arm.
He’s previously spoken about how his tough upbringing made their relationship stronger.
In a 2013 interview with Rolling Stone, he said: ‘My mother was raised in a shack, in the wilds of Appalachia, where the toilet was an outhouse.
‘She used to say she did the same things that her mom did – and her mum certainly didn’t know any better. With my kids, they’re told 75 times a day that they’re loved.
‘One thing I know is they feel loved and secure and happy and needed and necessary and a part of something.’
Sending you and Amber all the love in the world, Johnny.