Just days after Johnny Depp faced the emotional trauma of his mother’s death, his wife of 15 months Amber Heard, filed for divorce in an LA court citing irreconcilable differences.

The couple met on the sets of the 2011 film ‘The Rum Diary’, in which they co-starred. 52-year-old Depp has previously been in a 14-year long relationship with French actress Vanessa Paradis, with whom he has two children.

The couple had recently grabbed headlines across the world after being embroiled in a border-security dispute with Australian authorities, when Ms. Heard tried to smuggle two pet dogs into the country. The very public apology they had to issue became a much talked-about ‘performance’.

Reportedly, Depp’s mother, to whom he was extremely close, had disapproved of the union calling Amber Heard a ‘golddigger’. Her accusation seems to have been eerily on target, as Ms. Heard has also petitioned for ‘spousal support’ despite the fact that there are no children from the marriage. With no pre-nup between the couple, experts are saying Depp may lose half of his estimated $400 million dollar fortune. Looks like Captain Jack Sparrow has been taken for a royal ride.

Johnny Depp’s latest film ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’, is scheduled to release in theaters later today.