Thursday 18 January 2018

Depp's wife files for divorce after strain of 'Terriergate'

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp who are divorcing.
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp who are divorcing.

Rachael Alexander in Los Angeles

Johnny Depp's wife has filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences after 15 months of marriage.

Actress Amber Heard filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court and is seeking spousal support from the Oscar-nominated actor. Heard listed their date of separation as Sunday. They have no children together.

Depp and Heard met while co-starring in the 2011 film 'The Rum Diary'. Depp's latest film, 'Alice Through the Looking Glass', is released today.

The actors have been embroiled in a dispute with Australia's deputy prime minister, who last year threatened to euthanise their Yorkshire Terrier dogs after they were illegally smuggled into the country. Australian press dubbed the incident 'Terriergate'.

Heard pleaded guilty last month to falsifying documents to conceal the pets when she arrived by private jet to join her husband on the set of the fifth movie in the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' series.

The pair videotaped an apology as part of a deal that allowed Heard to avoid a conviction. But the actors have been derided because of their wooden deliveries in the film.

Depp has one previous marriage and was in a long relationship with French actress and model Vanessa Paradis before he began dating Heard.

The divorce was first reported on Wednesday by celebrity website TMZ.

Irish Independent

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