Johnny Depp is reportedly relationship lawyer Joelle Wealthy, one of many attorneys who represented him in his UK libel case in opposition to The Solar, per Folks. A supply informed the outlet that the 2 “are relationship nevertheless it’s not critical.” Nonetheless, Us Weekly reported that one other insider mentioned the pair’s “chemistry is off the charts. “It is critical between them. They’re the actual deal,” they added. Wealthy and reps for Depp didn’t instantly reply to POPSUGAR’s requests for remark.
Wealthy beforehand served on Depp’s authorized group throughout his libel case in opposition to The Solar, which he in the end misplaced in November 2020. However she was not among the many legal professionals who defended Depp in his extremely publicized defamation case in opposition to ex-wife Amber Heard earlier this yr, although she did make a handful of court docket appearances with the actor in Fairfax County, VA.
On June 1, Virginia’s Fairfax County Circuit Courtroom discovered Heard responsible for defamation in opposition to Depp, which prompted a jury to award the latter $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, NBC Information reported. Nonetheless, jurors additionally discovered Depp responsible for defamation, and so Heard was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages. Following the trial, the 2 issued particular person statements on social media acknowledging the end result of the case.
Since then, Depp has been hooked up to 2 Hollywood initiatives: a biopic about Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, which he’ll direct, and a French interval drama titled “Jeanne du Barry,” the place he’ll painting King Louis XV — making it Depp’s first movie position in three years. He additionally lately made a shock look on the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards as a moon individual.