Amber Heard And Johnny Depp Split -- What Happened?

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From the start, they seemed like something of an odd couple, but when it comes to Johnny Depp, you can expect the unexpected. Amber Heard and Depp are headed for divorce court, with papers filed by Amber Heard citing irreconcilable differences as the cause behind the split.

According to Legal Zoom, irreconcilable differences effectively means that no one party is wholly responsible for the divorce.

"Neither party committed any sort of extenuating act, such as adultery, abandonment or extreme cruelty" that led to the breakdown of the marriage, the website states. It says that filing for divorce on the grounds of irreconcilable differences, as Amber Heard has done, is the no-fault divorce, essentially. However, CNN reports that Heard is requesting spousal support from Depp.

Depp and Amber Heard met while filming The Rum Diary, according to the Daily Mail, and got engaged just six months after Depp announced his split from longtime love Vanessa Paradis, with whom he shares two children. While Amber Heard and Depp never had children together, the duo had a couple of dogs and landed themselves in some legal hot water last year while bringing the dogs to Australia. Amber Heard ended up pleading guilty to knowingly producing a false or misleading document while other charges that she'd illegally imported her dogs into Australia, which has strict biosecurity laws, were dropped.

The offense caused Amber Heard and Depp to appear in an apology video, and the video was deemed as quite serious but still somewhat strange when news agencies the world over ran it. Depp has since had some fun regarding the video.

Interestingly, Depp told Extra back in 2010 why he and Paradis had never married.

"I never found myself needing that piece of paper," he said. "Marriage is really from soul to soul, heart to heart. You don't need somebody to say, OK you're married."

While Depp apparently had changed his views on marriage when it came to his relationship with Amber Heard, this was not the first time Depp had married. When Depp was 20, he was briefly married to makeup artist Lori Anne Allison, five years his senior, and split from her in 1985.

The date of separation, according to the court documents filed by Amber Heard, was Sunday, just days after the death of Johnny Depp's mother, with whom he was famously close. Depp is apparently not going into the divorce proceedings blindly, however. According to the Independent, who cited TMZ, Depp hired Laura Wasser, one of Hollywood's most high-powered divorce attorneys, to represent him in his split from Amber Heard.

BBC News says that Depp's lawyer has asked the judge in the case to reject Amber Heard's claims for spousal support. Entertainment Tonight says that Depp's net worth is currently estimated to be worth about $400 million, thanks likely to the success of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, while Amber Heard's rests anywhere between $4.5 million to $9 million. However, Depp married Amber Heard with no prenuptial agreement in place, and the divorce papers were filed in California. This means that the judge can divide the marital assets under the community property method, which effectively splits their marital assets in two.

Amber Heard is not going to be hurting for cash, however. She is slated to appear in the two-part Justice League flick and there is the Aquaman standalone film in her future as well, both of which will doubtless earn her a significant paycheck.

One of the sticking points of the split between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp might well be their dogs, Pistol and Boo Boo. There has been nothing released yet as to who might expect to retain custody over their fur babies, but it's likely any discussion about that may well be a hair-raising affair.

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