CONFIRMED: Johnny Depp Dates His (Married) Lawyer

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The American actor Johnny Depp has headed back into the limelight — and back to work in Hollywood — as he recovers from the arduous Depp v Heard trial that made the Pirates of the Caribbean star and his ex-wife, Amber Heard, the subject of many news headlines. The Black Mass actor seems to be in many fans’ good graces still, but apparently, Johnny Depp endeared himself to someone else during his legal challenges!


Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Swann and Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl’ Credit: Pinterest

According to Fox News Digital, “Johnny Depp is dating Joelle Rich, a married lawyer who represented him in his U.K. defamation trial against a British tabloid”.

This trial is not to be confused with the defamation case against Amber Heard, since Johnny’s supposed love interest Joelle did not represent him during that lengthy trial (although she was onsite, supposedly stayed at the Ritz-Carlton in McLean alongside Depp, and supposedly dined with the actor and his legal team often).

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The defamation trial involving Johnny Depp and Amber Heard was a huge source of controversy in 2022. Credit: ABC

It has not been made clear whether or not the couple have been dating for weeks, months, or years since Depp’s U.K. case back in 2020.

According to an unnamed source, Joelle Rich is already separated from her spouse and plans on divorcing him. Rich has two children, and was spotted spending time with Johnny Depp outside the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse during the Depp v Heard trial. The pair were also photographed entering the Fairfax courthouse in the image shown below.

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Joelle Rich and Johnny Depp enter the Fairfax County Courthouse (AP Photo/Steve Helber, Pool)

Johnny Depp was allegedly connected with his attorney Camille Vasquez as well, who was believed to be his romantic partner, but both Vasquez and Depp vehemently denied that rumor.

Joelle Rich is employed by Schillings, which is a firm in the United Kingdom. The lawyer is no doubt going to be facing a lot of public attention now that Fox News Digital has exposed her relationship with Depp, but perhaps Johnny Depp can give her some advice regarding the scrutiny.

After all, the actor who played Captain Jack Sparrow has such passionate fans that he continues to get requests for Captain Jack Sparrow scene reenactments when he comes across his admirers, and Pirates of the Caribbean fans continue to sign petitions asking for his return to the role in Pirates 6!

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Orlando Bloom as Will Turner and Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl’ Credit: Disney

Are you still a fan of Johnny Depp after the U.K. defamation trial and the Depp v Heard trial? Are you still holding out for the famous actor’s return as Captain Jack Sparrow?

About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!

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