While he was rumoured to be in a relationship with Camille Vasquez, a lawyer who was present at his side during his very scrupulous and high-profile trial against Amber Heard, Johnny Depp is said to have found love again in the arms of Joelle Rich, who had defended him in 2020 during a previous trial.
Nearly four months after the verdict of the trial that opposed him to his ex-wife Amber Heard, Johnny Depp seems to have found love again in the arms of one of his lawyers, Joelle Rich. The London-based lawyer defended and represented him in 2020, when the actor sued the British tabloid The Sun for defamation. The newspaper called him a "wife beater", an allegation the court found to be "substantially true". At the time, Amber Heard had already given several testimonies denouncing the marital violence of which she had allegedly been a victim. Johnny Depp lost his case against The Sun in November 2020. Four months later, his attempt to have the verdict overturned was refused, reports People.
The magazine says that Joelle Rich was not part of the team of lawyers surrounding Johnny Depp during his very scrupulous and high-profile trial against Amber Heard. She was, however, reportedly present at the Fairfax, Virginia, courthouse on several occasions "to show her support". "She was photographed with Depp outside the courthouse on May 3, and she was pictured hugging Depp's lawyer Camille Vasquez in the courtroom on May 16," People notes.
"Outstanding chemistry" or "not serious"?
During the six-week legal battle, rumours were rife about Johnny Depp's love affairs. Some claimed he was in a relationship with Camille Vasquez, who was forced to deny the relationship several times in the media.
The source who revealed Depp's new romance with Joelle Rich to Us Magazine says she was married when she met the actor and is now in the process of getting a divorce, with joint custody of her two children. "Their chemistry is off the charts […] It's serious business between them," the insider says. People magazine's source, on the other hand, says they are "dating but it's not serious".