Amber Heard and Johnny Depp have confirmed that they have reached a divorce settlement. According to TMZ, the former spouses, who have been embroiled in a nasty public divorce since May, resolved their legal proceedings out of court.
Both actors reportedly filed documents on Tuesday (Aug. 16) settling the case. Amber, who filed for divorce from the actor after 15-months of marriage in May, also dismissed her domestic violence restraining order petition against the Pirates of the Caribbean star in which she alleged that she suffered physical abuse during the course of their relationship.
Sources told TMZ that Johnny paid his ex-wife $7 million to settle out of court. The 53-year-old is also responsible for covering Amber’s attorney’s fees. The ex-couple confirmed the settlement with a joint statement that read: “Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love.”
They added, “Neither party has made false accusations for financial gains. There was never an intent of physical or emotional harm. Amber wishes the best for Johnny in the future. Amber will be donating financial proceeds from the divorce to a charity. There will be no further public statements about this matter.”
Johnny and Amber, 30, who met on the set of their drama flick, The Rum Diary, tied the knot in February 2015. The actor was previously married toLori Anne Allison for two years and was later in a long-term romance with Vanessa Paradis, with whom he shares daughter Lily-Rose and son Jack.
Amber filed for divorce from Johnny on May 23, citing irreconcilable differences. The Pineapple Express actress was later granted a restraining order, after claiming that there had been three cases of domestic abuse in the last six months, with an event in December 2015 that made her "truly fear that my life was in danger".
In June, the couple's divorce hit another speed bump when the police were called to their residence to settle a dispute. According to reports, Amber's attorney contacted the authorities after members of Johnny's camp arrived to claim some of his belongings.
Officer Tony Im of the LA Police Department confirmed the news to Us Weekly, and said that the incident wasn't in violation of Amber's restraining order against Johnny.THE MOST SURPRISING CELEBRITY SPLITS
Following the news of the pair's divorce, Johnny broke his silence with a statement from his rep: "Given the brevity of this marriage and the most recent and tragic loss of his mother, Johnny will not respond to any of the salacious false stories, gossip, misinformation and lies about his personal life. Hopefully the dissolution of this short marriage will be resolved quickly."