After proceedings that seemed to drag on almost as long as their marriage did, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s divorce was finalized on Friday, with a judge bringing an end to the proceedings, People reports.
Heard’s attorney, Pierce O’Donnell, confirmed the finalization to People with a post-Watergate quote.
“It is a great day. All Amber wanted was a divorce and now she has it. In the words of Gerald Ford, ‘Our long national nightmare is over,'” O’Donnell said.
The judge in the case shot down Depp’s effort to have Heard slapped with $100,000 in sanctions, which he had sought on the claim that Heard had allegedly delayed the divorce proceeding.
Depp and Heard will take care of their own legal expenses in the case.
According to TMZ, in addition to a $7 million settlement — which Heard has pledged to charity — the actress also received custody of the couple’s well-traveled dogs, Pistol and Boo, as well as the couple’s horse.
Depp, meanwhile, will maintain ownership of his numerous properties, including spots in the Bahamas and France, a well as dozens of vehicles ranging from cars to boats to golf carts.
Of the $7 million settlement — the source of much contention during the drawn-out proceedings, “Pirates of the Caribbean” star has paid $200,000, with $1 million more due in three days. Subsequent payments are due in February, May and August, with a final $2.3 million due in February 2018.
Heard filed for divorce from Depp in May 2016 after little more than a year of marriage to the actor, citing “irreconcilable differences.” Shortly after filing, the actress, who married Depp after meeting him on the set of 2011’s “The Rum Diary,” claimed that Depp had abused her during their relationship.
In August, Heard announced that she would donate her entire $7 million divorce settlement to multiple charities, including the American Civil Liberties Union, to aid in that organization’s efforts to stop violence against women.