Johnny Depp, in the midst of divorce proceedings with his former wife Amber Heard, has once again altered a tattoo on his body to correspond with his changing relationship status.
Originally, Depp had the letters “S-L-I-M” tattooed over his right-hand knuckles — apparently that was his nickname for Heard — and when photographers zoomed in at his band’s recent concert, it was discovered it had been altered to “S-C-U-M.”
Of course, Depp did something similar when he split with actress Winona Ryder after four years together: he changed his “Winona Forever” tattoo into the ever-classy “Wino Forever.”
Depp is currently on tour with his band, Hollywood Vampires. He and his group play Casino Rama, near Orillia, Ont., on July 8.
Heard, 30, was granted a temporary restraining order against her estranged husband on May 27 after submitting a sworn declaration in which she alleged Depp, 53, threw her cellphone at her face and repeatedly hit her.
Depp’s camp has accused Heard of fabricating the abuse in order to make money. The divorcing couple didn’t sign a prenuptial agreement, and Depp is estimated to be worth upwards of US$400 million.
Depp is trying to ensure that many of his assets stay his. He specifically noted “miscellaneous jewelry,” earnings made after their separation and, as stipulated in his response, “there are additional separate property assets and obligations of the parties, the exact nature and extent of which are not presently known.”
“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,” read a statement released to the media. “Hopefully the dissolution of this short marriage will be resolved quickly.”
Heard and Depp were married in 2014. She filed for divorce the day after the alleged blowup, citing irreconcilable differences.