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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's custody battle over dogs

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's custody battle over dogs

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are locked in a custody war over their dogs Pistol and Boo.

The 52-year-old actor and his 30-year-old wife, who filed for divorce last month amid claims of domestic abuse, and while Amber wants Pistol, given to her by ex-girlfriend Tasya van Ree, Johnny is battling to keep both.

A source told MirrorOnline: "Johnny adores both dogs.

"He wants them to be happy and finds it unbelievable she is suggesting dividing them. Money means nothing when it comes to those animals.

"They're effectively treated as their kids. For Johnny, this is war. He'll stop at nothing to have Pistol and Boo with him."

Amber landed in hot water last year after she snuck the dogs into Australia.

She pleaded guilty to supplying false documents and the couple made a cringe-worthy confession video to say sorry earlier this year.

The pair attended Southport Magistrate's Court in Queensland, where they were last pictured in public together, to hear the two charges of illegal importation had been dropped.

The blonde actress' lawyer Jeremy Kirk told the court she was under the impression Johnny's staff had dealt with the two dogs' travel forms when they arrived. Kirk said the documents had "slipped through the cracks".

Meanwhile, this will not be Johnny's first divorce. He married make-up artist Lori Anne Allison in 1983 but they went their separate ways two years later.

He also split from French actress partner Vanessa Paradis - who he has daughter Lily-Rose, 16, and 13-year-old son Jack with - in 2012 after 14 years together.

Amber was in a three-year relationship with girlfriend Tasya until 2011.