Amber Heard, Hollywood actor and the ex-wife of Pirates of the Caribbean star Jonny Depp, has named her new dog after Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, who had imposed a penalty on the celebrity couple way back in 2015.
Sharing a photo of her new dog, Amber Heard wrote on Twitter, “Meet the newest member of the Heard family, Barnaby Joyce!”
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— Amber Heard (@realamberheard) December 26, 2021
In 2015, Heard and Deppy were fined $1,000 for illegally taking their dogs to Australia where the latter was shooting for the latest edition of his Pirates of the Caribbean series. Joyce was the agriculture minister then. Heard and Depp had not informed the Australian immigration authorities about their dogs Pistol and Boo.
However, Joyce had reacted angrily when photos of the celebrity couple emerging out of a grooming salon with their pets emerged. Using harsh words, the then Australian agriculture minister had said, “Just because he’s Johnny Depp does not mean he’s exempt from Australian law.”
He had added, “There is a process if you want to bring animals – you get the permits, they go into quarantine and then you can have them. It’s time that Pistol and Boo buggered off back to the United States.”
Depp, for his part, had called Joyce some kind of ‘sweaty, big-gutted man from Australia.’
Heard and Depp ended their marriage in 2017. The couple later recorded an apology video expressing remorse for their actions and accepted the importance of Australian biosecurity laws.
Joyce has not reacted to the development.