Johnny Depp makes first public appearance amid Amber Heard divorce drama


Johnny Depp has made his first public appearance since his wife Amber Heard filed for divorce amid abuse claims.

Currently in the midst of his personal dramas, the 53-year-old actor couldn't have looked more thrilled to be in the company of his close friend Alice Cooper as they attended a fundraiser together on Sunday.

Johnny Depp (left) joined William F. Austin (centre) and Alice Cooper (right) on Sunday

The Hollywood star and the music icon, 68, posed on the red carpet together at the Hollywood Vampires rock the Starkey Hearing Foundation So The World May Hear Awards Gala in Saint Paul, Minnesota, before hitting the stage to perform.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star was also pleased to be in the presence of the charity's founder, William F Austin, putting behind him his personal woes to focus on doing some good.

Johnny and Alice formed supergroup Hollywood Vampires back in 2015, and they made sure to entertain the assembled guests as they took to the stage during the event.

Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper rocked the stage at the Starkey Hearing Foundation Gala

Looking every inch the rock star, the actor cut a handsome figure in his all-black outfit, heavy jacket and layered scarves. And, just like his bandmate Alice, he sported a heavy application of black eyeliner, adding to his edge.

As well as delighting those in attendance, Johnny and Alice - who partnered with the charity earlier this year to help raise awareness - each auctioned off autographed guitars, the two string instruments selling for $60,000 and the proceeds going to the charity.

It was the first public appearance Johnny has made since his divorce battle with wife Amber was revealed.

Amber Heard filed for divorce from Johnny Depp on May 23

The 30-year-old actress filed for divorce from Johnny after 15 months of marriage on May 23, just days after his mother Betty Sue Palmer passed away.

Amber, who starred in 2011's The Rum Diary with Johnny, has also filed abuse claims, which Johnny has strenuously denied.