Australia has a special place in Johnny Depp’s heart and he loves to come back despite of what happened last year.

The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star admitted he would love to return to the land Down Under despite of his wife, Amber Heard, still facing charges and possibly jail time over quarantine laws, not to mention the feud between him and new Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce.

Depp was asked by a Sydney based reporter at the Grammy Awards red carpet on Monday night: “Do you still love us in Australia?”

“Of course. I love Australia,” Depp replied and added, “Absolutely. I think that guy, Barnaby? He invited me to stay at his house, for some reason.”

The couple was accused of failing to declare their two Yorkshire terriers, namely Boo and Pistol, after arriving in the country on a private jet last year, Inquisitr recalled.

BBC noted that the case sparked controversy when Joyce, who was then Agriculture minister, suggested at the time that the dogs would have to be removed from the country or put to death.

BBC wrote in an interview last year, Joyce had said: “If we start letting movie stars, even though they’ve been the ‘sexiest man alive’ twice, to come into our nation, then why don’t we just break the laws for everybody? It’s time that Pistol and Boo buggered off back to the United States.”

Under strict Australian laws, dogs from the US which will enter the country must be declared and have to be quarantined, BBC wrote.

In September, Depp also made a controversial remark about his dogs and Australian authorities by saying he killed his dogs and ate them after.

The actor was asked if he would bring his dogs on a gondola ride while in Venice, Italy. The 52-year-old actor replied, “No, I killed my dogs. And ate them under direct orders from some kind of sweaty, big gutted man from Australia.”

Meanwhile, Heard is scheduled for a hearing this April, Mirror reported. She entered a guilty plea in December last year at Southport Magistrates’ Court in Queensland.

If found guilty of the charges, Heard will spend a maximum sentence of ten years in prison with a fine amounting to US$75,000 (AU$102,000).