After months of highly publicised claims of domestic violence and counter-claims of financial blackmail, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s divorce has been finalised. Court papers filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court detailed a splitting of marital assets and an agreement by Depp to pay a previously announced sum of $7m to Heard. The 30-year-old actress filed for divorce in May after 15 months of marriage, and days later obtained a temporary restraining order against Depp, 53.
We are all pleased to put this unpleasant chapter in Mr Depp and his family’s lives behind them
Johnny Depp’s lawyer, Laura Wasser.
Depp was said to have had a very close relationship with his mother.Despite the death of his mother and his marriage ending, Depp still attended the premiere of his new film Alice Through the Looking Glass in London on Monday. As part of the divorce settlement, Heard dismissed her request for a continued restraining order against Depp.She also dropped her defamation lawsuit against Depp’s friend, comedian Doug Stanhope, over an article he had written accusing the actress of blackmailing and manipulating her estranged husband. The divorce papers showed that Depp would retain sole possession of numerous real estate assets, including properties in Los Angeles, Paris and his private island in the Bahamas. Forbes estimates Depp earned $30m (£21m) in 2015, but has reported that he has earned much more in previous years. Celebritynetworth.com estimates his wealth at $400m (£280m). Depp was previously married to Lori Anne Allison from 1983 to 1985. Texas-born Heard was recently seen in British Oscar contender The Danish Girl. Her marriage to Depp was her first.
Having his request for entry of the dissolution judgment granted today made it a particularly lucky Friday the 13th.
Johnny Depp’s lawyer, Laura Wasser