Amber Heard asked the courts for spousal support, a request Depp isn’t looking to grant. According to Entertainment Tonight, the 52-year-old actor filed a response on May 25, asking the court to “terminate the court’s ability to award support” to Heard, as well as have the actress pay her own attorney’s fees.
Depp also requested separation of specific assets, “including ‘miscellaneous jewelry,’ earnings made after their separation and, as stipulated in the response, ‘There are additional separate property assets and obligations of the parties, the exact nature and extent of which are not presently known.'”
However, the couple married without a prenuptial agreement and are divorcing in California. In California, “the judges have no discretion regarding the joint assets and simply divide them in half, but there too the inherited and premarital assets generally remain the separate property of the one who has them,” according to family law attorney Gemma B. Allen.
Depp and Heard began dating in 2011 when the pair met on the set of “The Rum Diary” and would later marry in two ceremonies—once at their West Hollywood home, and then again in a beach ceremony in the Bahamas, both in February of 2015.
Despite a 22-year age difference between Heard and the “Pirates of Caribbean” actor, the pair shared a common interest in music.
“We connect on a lot of levels, but the first things that really got me was, she’s an aficionado of the blues. I would play a song, some old obscure song, and she knew what it was,” Depp told E! News in 2015. “She’s very, very literate. She’s a voracious reader as I have been, so we connected on that as well, and she’s kind of brilliant and beautiful. I’m a lucky man.”
The couple share no children. Depp is the father to two children, Lily-Rose Depp and Jack Depp.