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Amber Heard files for divorce from Johnny Depp

Amber Heard

Amber Heard files for divorce from Johnny Depp

The actor cites ‘irreconcilable differences’ in court papers a little more than a year after they were married

Nicky Woolf and Agencies
Thursday 26 May 2016 01.09 BST

Johnny Depp’s wife has filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences after just over a year of marriage.
Court records show that Amber Heard filed for divorce on Monday and is seeking spousal support from the Oscar-nominated actor. The split also comes hard on the heels of the death on 20 May of Depp’s mother, Betty Sue Palmer, after a long illness.

 Amber Heard and Johnny Depp are to divorce, court papers said.
Photograph by Jordan Strauss

Depp and Heard recently hit the headlines for a bizarre spat with Australian deputy prime minister and minister for agriculture Barnaby Joyce, after Heard fell foul of biosecurity rules for unlawfully bringing the pair’s dogs into the country. Joyce threatened to have the dogs euthanised unless they “buggered off” back to the United States.

Heard admitted making a false customs declaration, in exchange for which an Australian magistrate dropped charges against her of illegally importing animals, which carries a maximum penalty of ten years imprisonment.
As part of the case, Depp and Heard were awkward participants in an extraordinary video, in which they offered an apology of staggering insincerity, and Depp mutters that people should “declare everything when you go to Australia”.
Bernadette Callaghan, the magistrate, said at the time that the video was “of far more benefit to this country” as a warning to others than any conviction of Heard.
Heard listed their date of separation as Sunday. The pair have no children together.
Depp and Heard met when they co-starred in the 2011 film The Rum Diary, and while Depp was still in a long relationship with the French actor, Vanessa Paradis.
Depp’s latest film, Alice Through the Looking Glass, is due to be released on Friday.
The divorce was first reported on Wednesday by celebrity website TMZ, who also reported that the couple do not have a pre-nuptial agreement.

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