Johnny Depp is dating his attorney Joelle Rich: reports

Johnny Depp is reportedly dating lawyer Joelle Rich, one of the lawyers who represented him in his UK defamation case against The Sun, per People. A source told the outlet that the two “are dating, but it’s not serious.” However, Us Weekly reported that another insider said the couple’s “chemistry is off the charts. “It’s serious between them. They are the real deal,” they added. Rich and Depp reps did not immediately respond to POPSUGAR’s requests for comment.

Rich previously served on Depp’s legal team during his defamation case against The Sun, which he ultimately lost in November 2020. However, she wasn’t among the attorneys who defended Depp in his publicized defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard earlier this year. She appeared in court with the actor in Fairfax County, VA.

On June 1, the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Virginia found Heard liable for defamation against Depp, leading a jury to award the latter $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, NBC reported News. However, the jury also found Depp liable for defamation, and so Heard was awarded $2 million in damages. After the trial, the two made individual statements on social media, acknowledging the outcome of the case.

Since then, Depp has been involved in two Hollywood projects: a biopic about Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, which he will direct, and a French historical drama titled Jeanne du Barry, in which he will portray King Louis XV. will portray – making it Depp’s first film role in three years. He also recently made a surprise appearance at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards as the moon person.

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