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Johnny Depp kept divorce drama from bandmate Alice Cooper

Published 16/09/2016

Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper
Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper says Johnny Depp completely ignored the personal turmoil caused by his divorce from Amber Heard when on tour with the Hollywood Vampires.

Johnny Depp never spoke team about his bitter divorce drama to his Hollywood Vampires bandmate Alice Cooper while on tour.

The actor, 53, was engaged in a bitter three-month divorce battle with ex-wife Amber Heard, 30, after she filed for divorce in May (16). During the divorce proceedings she accused Johnny of domestic violence, allegations she subsequently withdrew upon reaching a settlement last month (Aug16).

Amid his personal turmoil, the Pirates of the Caribbean star was touring the world with Alice and Aerosmith rocker Joe Perry in their supergroup.

However Alice says Johnny entirely ignored his acrimonious divorce battle while on the road and did not speak to his bandmates about it once.

"(The divorce) Had nothing to do with it. We never heard about it on tour. Never talked about it, not once," the School's Out musician tells "We went on tour straight away and it was just fun. Never talked about it, not once. Never seen him in such a good mood though, he played great every night."

The veteran rocker, 78, added, "He lets it all go off his back. He's the guitar player in the band and that's all he cared about. That's kind of what we wanted, we didn't want all the chaos."

In the couple's divorce settlement, Johnny agreed to pay Amber $7 million (£5.3 million), money she said she would donate to the Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the American Civil Liberties Union, an organisation which helps victims of domestic violence.

Johnny's representatives stated he would donate the $7 million direct to the charities, a move Amber's lawyers objected to claiming it would allow her ex-husband to gain a tax rebate.

Her legal team subsequently requested the actor double the sum he planned to gift to charity if he continued with his plan to send the funds straight to the organisations.

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