Talk to the town, during Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s highly publicized defamation trial , the former was recently linked to his UK lawyer Joelle Rich. She reportedly represented Depp in his 2018 UK libel trial against The Sun. The news of Depp and Rich’s rumored romance was confirmed by several media outlets like US Weekly, TMZ, and People, among others. A source close to the pair told US Weekly that they are the “real deal”.

Although Joelle Rich was not part of the team of lawyers who represented Johnny Depp in his Virginia defamation trial, she was often spotted in the courtroom offering her support to the Pirates of the Caribbean star. According to People, Rich was reportedly photographed with Johnny Depp outside the Virginia courtroom on May 3, 2022, during his ongoing defamation trial. That same month, she was also seen hugging lawyer Camille Vasquez inside the courtroom.