May 27, 2016

    Heard leaves Depp after 15 months


    ACTRESS Amber Heard has filed for divorce from

    husband Johnny Depp after just 15 months of marriage, several media outlets

    reported on Wednesday.

    Heard, 30, filed the divorce petition in a Los Angeles court on Monday, citing "irreconcilable differences" with the 52-year-old Depp, the A-list actor who starred in Pirates Of The Caribbean, according to a copy of the court documents uploaded online by celebrity news website TMZ.

    Reuters could not independently verify the report. Representatives for the two did not return calls or e-mails seeking comment.

    The couple got married in February last year after meeting on the set of 2011 film The Rum Diary.

    They began dating after Depp split from his long-time partner, French actress Vanessa Paradis. Depp and Paradis are the parents of two teenage children, a boy and a girl.

    Depp and Heard made headlines last year when they ran into legal trouble for bringing their Yorkshire terriers, Pistol and Boo, into Australia where he was filming the latest Pirates Of The Caribbean movie, breaching the country's tight biosecurity laws.

    Heard was charged with two counts of illegally importing the pets and one count of producing a false document last July.

    A magistrate judge in April filed no conviction for her but issued a formal order to stay out of trouble for a month or face an A$1,000 (S$992) fine.

    A video of a deadpan apology by Depp and Heard for the offence, gleefully dubbed the "war on terrier" by the Australian media,

    later went viral.