Johnny Depp has moved on from Amber Heard years after their divorce and after his major victory during their defamation trial. The Pirates of the Caribbean star is reportedly dating Joelle Rich, a lawyer from the United Kingdom.
Johnny Depp Back In The Dating Game After Winning Defamation Case Against Amber Heard
Johnny Depp had a major victory in his legal battle with ex-wife Amber Heard in April. A source confirmed to E! News that he is dating Joelle Rich, a lawyer who was part of his legal team in his 2018 libel lawsuit against The Sun in the U.K.
Another anonymous source told Us Weekly that they are "in a serious relationship."
"Their chemistry is off the charts," the tipster adding that they "discreetly" met up in hotels before their relationship made headlines.
"They are the real deal," the insider said.
Rich was also present during Depp's libel trial in Virginia months. According to the tipster, she was there even if she had no obligation to show her support to her boyfriend.
"There was no professional obligation for her being there," the tipster said. "It was personal."
In one photo, Rich can be seen giving Camille Vasquez, one of the lawyers who represented Depp in Virginia, a hug.
Who Is Joelle Rich, Johnny Depp's New Girlfriend?
Rich was not part of Depp's legal team in his Virginia defamation trial against the Aquaman star. However, they previously worked together during his 2020 U.K. libel trial against The Sun.
The Fantastic Beasts actor sued the news outlet for calling him a "wife-beater." However, he lost the case with the court saying the headline was "substantially true."
Depp attempted to overturn, but it was overruled in March 2021. Rich has supported Depp since his 2020 trial, People reported.
Rich is married but currently estranged from her husband. They are reportedly in the process of divorce.
Depp's girlfriend is a mom. She shares two children with her ex. Depp has two children with ex Vanessa Paradis — Lilly Rose and Jack.
Based on her bio on the company website, where she is a partner, Rich "helps individuals and families in the public eye protect their privacy and reputations." She has "expertise in libel, privacy and copyright disputes." She also "works to defend [clients'] reputations against false and defamatory allegations in print, online and on social media."
She has represented several high-profile celebrities, including Meghan Markle. Her firm represented the Duchess of Sussex against the Mail on Sunday in 2021.
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