Johnny Depp is reportedly relationship lawyer Joelle Wealthy, one of many attorneys who represented him in his UK libel case towards The Solar, per People. A supply advised the outlet that the 2 “are relationship nevertheless it’s not severe.” Nonetheless, Us Weekly reported that one other insider mentioned the pair’s “chemistry is off the charts. “It is severe between them. They’re the true 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 towards 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 towards 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 accountable for defamation towards Depp, which prompted a jury to award the latter $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, NBC News reported. Nonetheless, jurors additionally discovered Depp accountable 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 connected 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 function in three years. He additionally not too long ago made a shock look on the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards as a moon person.