Johnny Depp’s Representative Breaks Silence After Divorce News
The actress, 30, filed papers to end the couple’s 15-month marriage in a Los Angeles court on Monday. She listed May 22 as their date of separation, just two days after the Pirates of the Caribbean star lost his mother, Betty Sue Palmer, following a long illness, and cited irreconcilable differences for the split. A rep for the actor has now spoken out for the first time since the divorce news surfaced, taking aim at gossip swirling around the couple, and revealing Depp is hoping for a quick split. A statement to E! News reads: “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.” In Heard’s legal documents, she requested spousal support from the 52-year-old Oscar nominee, but Depp is seeking to deny her bid for financial help. He has hired top celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser to represent him in court, according to TMZ. Wasser is also handling the split between Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom – she refiled divorce papers on behalf of Kardashian on Thursday. Depp and Heard wed in February 2015, after meeting on the set of 2011’s The Rum Diary. The couple have no children together, but the actor has two kids from a previous relationship with his girlfriend of 14 years, Vanessa Paradis.