Amber Heard filed for divorce from Johnny Depp on Monday, and according the legal documents obtained by ET, the couple had no premarital agreement, or prenup.
This could have major financial implications, especially for Depp, who, according to CelebrityNetWorth.com is worth a reported $400 million thanks to eight-figure paydays on each of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, among other high-paying roles. Depp’s most lucrative part to date is 2011’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which, according to IMDb, netted him over $55 million up front, though he reportedly came close with $50 million for the first Alice in Wonderland film.
While Heard’s net worth is murkier -- CelebrityNetWorth.com lists her at $9 million, while TheRichest.com claims she’s worth about half that at $4.5 million -- it’s still significantly less than her soon-to-be ex-husband. Heard’s highest-paid movie role to date is listed on IMDb as 2015’s The Adderall Diaries, for which the actress was reportedly paid $416,667.
The couple is divorcing in California, which is one of the eight states in the U.S. that divides marital assets using the “community property” method, meaning the judge simply divides the couple’s joint assets in half, though individuals generally retain inherited and premarital assets, according to family law attorney Gemma B. Allen. Forbes reports that Depp made $30 million in 2015 alone, the year that he and Heard were married.
This could lead to a big payday for Heard, who arguably doesn’t need the money with a two-part Justice League epic and standalone Aquaman feature in her future.
Depp divorced his first wife, Lori Anne Allison, before landing his first major acting role, but the A-lister has two children with French actress Vanessa Paradis: 16-year-old Lily-Rose and 13-year-old Jack. Paradis and Depp split in 2012 after 14 years together, but never married.