Johnny Depp is reportedly dating attorney Joelle Rich.
Rich represented Depp in his UK defamation lawsuit against UK tabloid The Sunwhich he eventually lost in 2020.
An insider told Us Weekly of the pair, “Their chemistry is off the charts,” adding, “It’s serious between them. They’re the real deal.”
Rich did not represent Depp in his recent libel lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard, which he won, but she was in the Virginia courtroom at the time to show her “support.”
“There was no professional obligation for her to be there. It was personal,” the source told the publication, adding that the couple would meet “discreetly” in hotels during the early stages of their relationship.
The source claimed that Rich was married when she and Depp first met, but she and her ex, with whom she shares two children, are now divorcing.
Camille Vasquez famously represented Depp in his most recent case, with her slamming “sexist” rumors linking the couple romantically at the time.
Vasquez told People in June: “I think it’s part of being a woman’s territory just doing her job.
“It’s disappointing that certain outlets were either talking about or saying that my interactions with Johnny — who is a friend and I’ve known and represented for four and a half years now — that my interactions were in any way inappropriate or unprofessional. That’s disappointing to to belong.”
“It is also an unethical charge. It’s sexist,” she added.
“It’s unfortunate and disappointing, but at the same time it’s part of the territory. I can’t say I was that surprised.”