"Johnny will not respond to any of the salacious false stories, gossip, misinformation and lies about his personal life," a rep for the actor said in a statement

By Michael Miller
May 26, 2016 06:00 PM
Splash News Online

Johnny Depp has broken his silence three days after his wife, Amber Heard, filed for divorce.

“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,” a rep for the actor said in a statement to PEOPLE.

Heard had only been married for 15 months when she filed for divorce on Monday citing irreconcilable differences. A source close to the actress says she felt it was a necessary step after months of strife.

“Amber did what she had to do to take care of herself,” the Heard source tells PEOPLE.

Tension between the couple started even before they wed, with a source telling PEOPLE Heard expressed hesitation about settling down with the actor 22 years her senior at their engagement party in March 2014, two months after their engagement.

The couple eventually tied the knot in February of last year. Depp, 52, was not present when she rang in her 30th birthday this past April in Palm Springs.

Heard’s filing came just three days after the death of Depp’s beloved mother, Betty Sue Palmer, at 83.

Although the couple never spoke publicly about any discord, Heard acknowledged rumors about the state of their union while speaking with Marie Claire last November.

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

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