The Rum Diary actress, 30, filed for divorce from the Hollywood star, 52, on Monday 15 months after they tied the knot, with the official separation date given as the day before.
But, according to The Sun, things came to a head last month shortly after they were forced to appear in an embarrassing apology video, after illegally bringing their dogs into Australia, which made them a global laughing stock.
Amber and Johnny have split
“Johnny felt humiliated by the whole ordeal and believes Amber made him look like a fool,” a source told the paper.
“It just doesn’t fit with his serious image and he hated being mocked. The dogs are Amber’s so she should really have done the thorough checks.”
While Amber was the one who began the legal process to end their union, it was reportedly Johnny who had had “enough” of the marriage.
Friends are said to have “hoped” counselling could save their union but, their relationship reportedly become so “toxic” they’ve only been communicating through their lawyers.
The couple make humiliating video apology
They were accused of providing false documents when bringing their dogs Pistol and Boo into Australia
Amber and Johnny had appeared head-over-heels in love after first going public with their union in 2012, but the 22-year age gap began to take it’s toll on their relationship, sources claimed, with the actress frustrated at the former hard-partier’s “boring” lifestyle.
A Hollywood source said: “Amber is a party girl and Johnny just isn’t into that scene any more.
“He prefers to stay indoors on his own or with a small group of friends, have a smoke and watch some old movies.
In 2011 movie The Rum Diary
They continued: “Johnny had absolutely no interest in heading to bars or clubs, despite being so popular around the world. Amber believed she could lead a proper lavish, Hollywood lifestyle with Johnny.
“But she eventually realised she got him at the wrong stage of his life.”
Yesterday Johnny addressed the short split in a statement and referred to the union as “short” and “brief”.
Was the 22-year age gap to blame?
“Given the brevity of this marriage and the most recent and tragic loss of his mother, Johnny will not respond to any of the salacious false stories, gossip, misinformation and lies about his personal life,” his representative said in a statement.
“Hopefully the dissolution of this short marriage will be resolved quickly.”