Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Divorce: How The Couple Is Dealing With Their Big Split
By Jennifer Drysdale
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have called it quits.
ET can confirm Heard filed for divorce from Depp on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences and asking for spousal support. The couple's split comes three days after Depp's mother, Betty Sue Palmer, passed away, and Depp seems to be keeping himself busy amid the news.
The pair haven't been seen together since Heard's dog smuggling case in Australia in April.The actress attended the Met Gala solo earlier this month, and was noticeably absent from Depp's Alice Through the Looking Glass premiere on Monday night -- Depp appeared noticeably down at the Los Angeles premiere.
Although Depp's edgy haircut wasn’t in response the split -- he told ET’s Carly steel the change was for a role -- the 52-year-old actor seemed to be missing his usual high spirits. Depp didn't address Heard's absence on the carpet, instead choosing to focus on family, gushing about his daughter, Lily-Rose Depp, and the 16-year-old's blooming modeling career.
"I'm incredibly proud, yeah." Depp said of Lily-Rose, who was just announced as the new face of Chanel No. 5. "I mean, I suppose someday I expected she would go in that direction. I didn't expect it to be so abrupt but she's handling it beautifully. She understands well enough that it's only whatever it is. And yeah she's got a good head on her shoulders and she's very flattered and she's doing a great job. And she's killing it."
Heard was absent from Depp's Alice festivities. The actress was spotted engaging in a little retail therapy in Beverly Hills on April 27.
The 30-year-old actress is also staying busy post-split, taking a little time for herself amid filming her role as Mera in DC's The Justice League Part One in London. The film is set for a 2017 release, and immediately after, Heard will reprise her role in a standalone Aquaman film.
Depp will also be spending some time abroad. While Alice Through the Looking Glass premieres Friday, Depp is headed to Lisbon, Portugal, to kick off his new tour with Hollywood Vampires. As for how Johnny plans to deal with his recent loss on the road? With "a couple very important books to read. And yeah, stuff to be able to write and draw," he told ET on Monday's red carpet.
Amid Depp's devastating news, the actor had a busy day on Monday, making an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote Alice Through the Looking Glass, where he surprised Pink. See more in the video below: