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Johnny Depp is in a relationship with Joelle Rich, the married lawyer who represented him in his British defamation lawsuit against a British tabloid, Fox News Digital confirmed.
Although she was not part of the legal team representing Depp in his Virginia defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard, she attended part of the six-week trial, which ended in June.
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor was spotted with Rich taking smoke breaks outside the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse.
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During Depp’s trial in Virginia, there were rumors that he was dating attorney Camille Vasquez, but both were quick to deny the gossip.Read:Meghan Markle reportedly asked for meeting with King Charles III
Here are more details about the London-based mother who is in a relationship with the Hollywood star.
Successful London lawyer
Rich is highly regarded in her career as she is a partner at the law firm Schillings in London.
Schillings is a UK-based company that helps high-profile people protect their privacy and reputation, according to the company’s website.
“With more than a decade of experience in media law, Joelle is able to sharply identify risks to clients’ privacy and reputation and devise effective strategies to protect them,” according to her company profile.
“She has a wealth of expertise in libel, privacy and copyright litigation as she was recently part of the team that won a major privacy and copyright case in the public eye… Joelle is a highly experienced litigation attorney and the intends to use the law to ensure its clients are protected from arbitrary interference with their personal or business lives.”Read:Booker T Questions If Tony Khan Is Stupid Following WWE Saudi Arabia Comment
Rich has been with Schillings for more than a decade, according to her LinkedIn profile.
The London-based lawyer has separated from her husband and is about to divorce him, a source tells Fox News Digital. Rich and her ex reportedly share two children together.
It’s unclear how serious her relationship with Depp is, or when their romance began.
Despite working on high profile celebrity cases, Rich seems to live a private life. Her Instagram account is set to private for her 208 followers, with over 1,200 posts. The lawyer’s social media bio featured five flower emojis.
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Rich was educated at North London Collegiate School – a leading independent day school for girls aged 4-18, founded in 1850.Read:‘SNL’ announces first three guest hosts of the season
The North London Collegiate School prides itself on their “tradition of producing independent thinking young women with the drive to make the most of the opportunity and difference in the world,” according to their website.
The London-based lawyer continued her education at the University of Birmingham from 2003 to 2006 in the United Kingdom.
Rich then graduated from BPP Law School, where she took practical legal courses in Media and Entertainment, Intellectual Property, and Commercial and Private Acquisitions, listed in her LinkedIn profile.
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Rebecca Rosenberg of Fox News Digital contributed to this report.
Stephanie Giang-Paunon is an entertainment writer for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to [email protected] and on Twitter: @SGiangPaunon.