Johnny Depp is dating Joelle Rich – a lawyer who represented him in his UK libel lawsuit
Joelle, 38, was in the court for Depp’s battle against The Sun which began in 2020.
But since they stopped working together when the trial finished, Us Weekly says their close relationship has turned to romance and the pair have become an item in recent months.
One source close to the pair told the magazine: “Their chemistry is off the charts. It’s serious between them. They are the real deal.”
Other outlets in the US including respected website TMZ also reported the romance last night.
Rich was one of the lawyers who worked on Depp’s case against the UK newspaper after he sued the outlet for libel in 2018, but she was not part of the legal team who represented him in his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard earlier this year.
She was, however, present in the Virginia courtroom to show her “support” for the Oscar nominee.
“There was no professional obligation for her being there. It was personal,” a source added, claiming that the duo “discreetly” met up in hotels during the early stages of their romance.