Johnny Depp is in a relationship with Joelle Rich, a lawyer who represented him in his British defamation trial.
The London-based lawyer is married but currently divorced, and her divorce may not be finalized yet, Page Six reported.
Earlier this year, Depp, 59, sparked romantic rumors with another lawyer, Camille Vasquez, who represented him in his successful US trial for defamation of his ex-wife Amber Heard.
However, Vasquez quickly shut down the rumor mill, calling the allegations “sexist” and “unethical”.
“I care deeply about my customers and we have clearly become close,” she told People in June.
“But when I say ‘we’, I mean the whole team, and that includes Johnny of course.”
Vasquez noted that the Pirates of the Caribbean star had been her friend and client for four and a half years.
“It is also an unethical charge. It’s sexist,” she added. “It’s unfortunate and disappointing, but at the same time, it’s a bit of a territory. I can’t say I was that surprised.”
Rich was not one of the lawyers who worked on the US case, but she was reportedly present in the courtroom.
According to Us Weekly, the British lawyer – who is a mother of two – was in Virginia to show her “support” for the Oscar nominee.
“There was no professional obligation for her to be there,” a source also told the magazine, adding that Depp and Rich would meet “discreetly” in hotels during the early stages of their romance.
It is not clear when the relationship started. Depp’s representatives could not be reached for comment.
During the defamation trial, several of the “Edward Scissorhands” star’s exes—apart from Heard—appeared in court.
Kate Moss appeared as a rebuttal witness for Depp on May 25.
The supermodel, who was in a relationship with the actor from 1994 to 1998, denied that Depp pushed her down a flight of stairs while dating via a virtual testimonial.
However, Ellen Barkin showed her support for Heard, 36, by testifying that Depp had a history of violent behavior and once threw a bottle of wine at her.
Barkin, who briefly dated Depp in 1994, also released a statement in the actor’s failed 2020 UK case.
This story was originally published by Page Six and is reproduced with permission