Los Angeles - Johnny Depp hopes his "short" 15-month marriage will be terminated "quickly".
The 52-year-old actor's wife Amber Heard filed for divorce from him on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences, just three days after the death of his mother Betty Sue Palmer, and the star has broken his silence on the couple's split.
His representative said in a statement: "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."
The Pirates of the Caribbean star - who is estimated to be worth around $400m - is said to have rejected the 30-year-old actress' claim for spousal support.
The pair are not thought to have put a pre-nuptial agreement in place before they wed in February 2015 in Los Angeles, so his mum could attend, followed by another ceremony in the Bahamas.
In the divorce documents, Amber claimed the pair split on 22 May, which was two days before Betty sadly passed away.
Following news of their separation, some have suggested Amber was disliked by Johnny's family, but her pals have rubbished such claims.
An insider said: "Amber was by Betty Sue's side during this illness and regularly visited her in the hospital.
"She had been gravely ill for the last few years but they made sure she was well taken care of and had the best treatment. Johnny was very close to his mom."
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