Amber Heard filed for divorce after 15 months of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences

By Stephanie Petit
Updated May 26, 2016 09:05 AM
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The divorce between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard could turn into a legal battle.

According to the filing obtained by PEOPLE, Depp has asked the judge to refuse Heard’s demand for spousal support. The 52-year-old actor filed the response through his lawyer, Laura Wasser – one of the most high-powered celebrity divorce attorneys in Hollywood.

Heard filed for divorce from Depp after 15 months of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. The split comes just days after Depp’s mother passed away at the age of 81. In his documents, Depp did not cite an exact date of separation.

The couple married in February 2015 after first meeting on the set of 2011’s The Rum Diary. Depp has two children from a previous relationship with his girlfriend of 14 years, Vanessa Paradis.

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Heard, who is listed as Amber Laura Heard in Depp’s response, has hired attorney Samantha Spector, who most recently represented Morena Baccarin in her high-profile divorce and child custody battle.

Heard denied breakup rumors in an interview with Marie Claire in November.

“I try not to react to the horrible misrepresentation of our lives, but it is strange and hard,” she said.

Aside from an apology video for illegally bringing two of their dogs into Australia, the duo hasn’t been photographed together for months. Heard attended the Met Gala in May alone, while Depp has been promoting Alice Through the Looking Glass without his wife by his side.