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Johnny Depp hosts memorial dinner for late mother

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Johnny Depp hosts memorial dinner for late mother

Johnny Depp hosted a memorial dinner for his late mother on Wednesday (29.06.16).

The 53-year-old actor was joined by his daughter, Lily-Rose, 17 and his son, John Christopher, 14, as he paid tribute to Betty Sue Palmer at Ago Restaurant in Los Angeles, following her May 20 death.

A source told Entertainment Tonight: "A small group of close family and friends came in to have dinner and laugh and share memories of Johnny's mom. People in his party referred to it as 'a celebration of her life.'"

TMZ reports that Johnny's sisters, a housekeeper and his mother's nail technician were also in attendance.

Betty died at the age of 81 following a long illness and three days later Johnny's wife Amber Heard, 30, filed for divorce and she claimed in court that her decision to file for divorce was prompted by Johnny physically attacking her with an iPhone, leaving her with a bruised eye.

In court documents, Amber alleged that, "during the entirety of our relationship, Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me. I endured excessive emotional, verbal and physical abuse from Johnny, which has included angry hostile, humiliating and threatening assaults to me whenever I questioned his authority or disagreed with him".

The actress was granted a temporary restraining order, which instructs Johnny to remain 100 yards away from his wife at all times.

The pair - who met on the set of 2011 film 'The Rum Diary' - are not thought to have put a pre-nuptial agreement in place before they wed in February 2015 in Los Angeles, followed by another ceremony in the Bahamas.

Johnny previously divorced his first wife, make-up artist Lori Anne Allison, in 1985 after just two years of marriage and he split from French actress partner Vanessa Paradis - the mother of his two children - in 2012 after 14 years together.

Amber was in a three-year relationship with girlfriend Tasya van Ree until 2011.

Johnny has denied all of Amber's allegations.