Who Is Johnny Depp's Girlfriend? All About Joelle Rich

Johnny Depp has a new woman in his life.
The actor is dating lawyer Joelle Rich, who previously represented him in his UK defamation case, a source confirms to PEOPLE.
"They're dating but it's not serious," says the source.
The pair originally worked together during his 2020 UK defamation trial, when the actor sued The Sun for calling him a "wife beater". The court upheld the outlet's claims as "essentially true" (and his ex-wife, Amber Heard, testified to support the claims). In March 2021, his attempt to overturn the decision was overruled.
Rich was not on Depp's legal team for his subsequent Virginia libel trial against Heard.
From her background as a lawyer to her support of Depp since his trial in 2020, here's everything you need to know about Joelle Rich.
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Johnny Depp, Joelle Rich
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She is married but estranged from her husband
A source confirms to PEOPLE that Depp's new girlfriend is married but is currently estranged from her husband.
she is a mother
Additionally, Us Weekly (which first published the story) reports that Rich is a mother who shares two children with her estranged husband. She shares that with Depp, who has two children of his own, daughter Lily-Rose Depp and son Jack Depp, whom he shares with ex Vanessa Paradis.
Attorney Joelle Rich hugs attorney Camille Vasquez, back to the camera, as attorney Ben Chew (R) looks on at the end of the daily trial at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia May 16, 2022
STEVE HELBER/POOL/AFP via Getty Joelle Rich hugs Camille Vasquez on May 16, 2022.
She emerged to support Johnny Depp during his recent trial
Although Rich was not on Depp's legal team for the Virginia libel trial against Heard earlier this year, she appeared to support him and attended several courtroom trials. Rich was also seen hugging Depp's attorney Camille Vasquez in the courtroom on May 16 and later exited the courthouse on May 19 with Depp and his team.
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She lives in Great Britain
Rich is based in London, where she is a partner at international law firm Schillings, according to her LinkedIn. According to her bio on the company's website, Rich "helps public individuals and families protect their privacy and reputation" and has "expertise in defamation, privacy and copyright litigation." She "works to defend [customers'] reputations against false and defamatory allegations in print, online and on social media."
Johnny Depp looks at his smartphone i with his British barrister Joelle Rich during an afternoon break in court during the civil trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in Fairfax County Circuit Court May 3, 2022
Ron Sachs/Consolidated News Pictures/Getty Joelle Rich and Johnny Depp on May 3, 2022.
She graduated from the University of Birmingham
Before joining Schillings, Rich studied at the University of Birmingham in Birmingham, England, from 2003 to 2006 and earned a law degree. She later attended BPP Law School in London from 2006 to 2007, where she studied a legal practice course, according to LinkedIn.
She previously represented Meghan Markle
Depp isn't the only big name Rich has represented. Her law firm previously represented Meghan Markle in a case against the editors of the Mail on Sunday in 2021.
Johnny Depp
American actor, producer and musician (born 1963)
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