Johnny Depp 'asks judge to reject' spousal support claim from Amber Heard

News of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's impending divorce following 15 months of marriage just broke, but the actor is wasting no time in securing his assets. Johnny is reportedly fighting a claim for spousal support from Amber, who filed for divorce this week at Los Angeles Superior Court citing irreconcilable differences.

It's since been reported by TMZthat the 30-year-old actress will seek spousal support from actor Johnny, 52, a request he is said to have asked the judge to reject. The Pirates of the Caribbean star has reportedly hired top US lawyer Laura Wasser, who is known as one of the most powerful celebrity divorce attorneys in Hollywood.

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp are to divorce after 15 months of marriage. Photo: © Getty Images

Laura's previous clients include Angelina Jolie, Denise Richards, Nick Lachey and the Kardashians. She is also said to have drafted Britney Spears' pre-nuptial agreement ahead of her marriage to Kevin Federline, before representing the pop princess in her child welfare case in 2006.

JOHNNY DEPP AND AMBER HEARD'S LOVE STORY IN PICTURES

The hotshot lawyer was also the person who managed to have Kim Kardashian freed from her 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries, and represented Christina Aguilera in her divorce from Jordan Bratman.

Johnny is said to have rejected Amber's claim for spousal support. Photo: © Getty Images

Confirmation that the couple were to split came just days after the death of Johnny's mother, Betty Sue Palmer. She passed away on May 20 at age 81 – following a long illness – and just three days later Amber filed for divorce.

Amber and Johnny haven't been seen in public together since April, when they released a video apologising for illegally smuggling their dogs into Australia.

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