Rumors that Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s marriage are headed for divorce have been swirling around for months now. And if that’s not stressful enough, the couple’s pet dogs might be put down due to Australia’s strict quarantine laws.
Reports that Depp’s 4-month-old marriage to Heard is already on the rocks because of their busy schedules, Depp’s drinking and Heard’s partying and friendship with iO Tillett Wright have been making the rounds.
But a close friend of the couple says that the two have “always been together.”
"They travel for work then come home. They live together and are very much in love, despite what's being said about breakup rumors,” the friend added.
— HELLO! (@hellomag) April 21, 2015
Depp and Heard have also put up a united front to dispel those rumors when they arrived together in Australia last month so Depp can continue shooting the fifth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean.
Depp and the 28-year-old Heard were photographed holding hands and looking happy in Brisbane but sources say that the happy front is just that – a front.The same source says that it’s common to see the Rum Diary co-stars bickering constantly on the set of Depp’s new movie, often on very petty matters.
If those reports are true, then the situation with Australia’s Ministry of Agriculture is sure to put additional pressure on an already strained relationship.
Australia’s Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has given the couple 48-hours to send their pet Yorkshire terriers back to the US or the country will have no option but to deport or euthanize them.
— The Courier-Mail (@couriermail) May 13, 2015
Australia has very strict biosecurity laws that Depp and Heard appear to have bypassed when they brought their dogs with them last month.
"There is a process if you want to bring animals: you get the permits, they go into quarantine and then you can have them," Joyce said.