Amber Heard 'trolls' Barnaby Joyce with new dog's name: 'Too funny'

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Amber Heard has returned serve to Australian politician Barnaby Joyce some six years after he threatened to destroy two pet dogs she shared with her ex-husband, Johnny Depp.

On Monday morning, the Hollywood star took to Twitter to announce that she's named her new dog for the deputy prime minister.

a photo of Amber Heard holding her large dog. Photo: Instagram/amberheard.
Amber Heard has introduced a new family member: a dog named Barnaby Joyce. Photo: Instagram/amberheard.

"Meet the newest member of the Heard family, Barnaby Joyce!" the 35-year-old declared.

Amber also shared a snap of her smiling big while holding her new pooch, which appears to be a labrador mix, next to a Christmas tree.

The Aquaman actor went head-to-head with Joyce, the then-Agriculture Minister, back in 2015 when she flew down under with Johnny.

The former couple touched down in the Gold Coast, where Johnny was shooting Pirates of the Caribbean, along their two dogs, Pistol and Boo in their private jet.

But their canine companions were deemed a breach of the country's strict quarantine rules for animals, prompting Joyce to demand the Yorkshire Terriers "bugger off" back to the States lest they be euthanised.

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CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 22: Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce speaks during Question Time in the House of Representatives at Parliament House on June 22, 2021 in Canberra, Australia. Barnaby Joyce has been sworn in as Deputy Prime Minister by Governor-General Hurley today after Joyce deposed former Nationals leader Michael McCormack during a spill called yesterday by Senator Matt Canavan. Joyce is re-elected as leader of The Nationals in a leadership contest with at least 12 votes in the 21-member partyroom.  (Photo by Sam Mooy/Getty Images)
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has responded to actor Amber Heard's dig. Photo: Getty Images.

Star 'trolls' Aussie politician

Amber and Johnny went to court over the matter the following year, with Amber escaping conviction by claiming she was unaware that the correct paperwork to bring the pets into Australia had not been lodged prior to her arrival.

Johnny received a $1,000 fine and both stars had to appear in a bizarre biosecurity apology video at Joyce's behest.

It appears as though Amber has yet to forget about her Aussie experience, choosing to 'troll' the current deputy PM with her choice in dog name.

Famous faces on Twitter couldn't help but chuckle over the A-lister's move, with David Campbell calling it a "Sick call back and burn. Five stars".

Model, Amber Heard, and her husband, Johnny Depp, leave Southport Magistrates Court, Queensland, April 18, 2016. Heard received a fine for bringing pet dogs, Pistol and Boo, illegally into Australia in 2015. (Photo by Robert Shakespeare/Fairfax Media via Getty Images).
Amber Heard and her then-husband, Johnny Depp, leave Southport Magistrates Court, Queensland, April 18, 2016 after receiving a fine for bringing pet dogs, Pistol and Boo, illegally into Australia in 2015. Photo: Getty Images.

Comedian and Get Krack!n star Kate McClymont wrote, "Too funny" while Triple J political reporter Shalailah Medhora declared, "This is quite glorious".

"The best #Auspol trolling effort comes in, at the last minute from overseas!" added another Twitter user.

Not to be outdone, Joyce has responded to Amber's dig by telling The Australian that he was 'fine' with the name choice, adding that he had 'no problems with animals'.

"I get a real sense of accomplishment that I’m still in her head long after I’ve forgotten about them," he said.

"Obviously, I now rate above Johnny Depp."

Amber and Johnny met while filming The Rum Diary in 2011 and were married four years but divorced in 2016.

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