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Johnny Depp is dating Joelle Rich, the married lawyer who represented him in his UK libel suit against a British tabloid, Fox News Digital has confirmed.
Although she was not part of the legal team that represented Depp in his Virginia libel case against his 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 cigarette breaks outside the Fairfax County Courthouse.
JOHNNY DEPP MEET HIS MARRIED LAWYER FROM UK DEFAMATION TRIAL
During Depp’s trial in Virginia, there were rumors that he was dating attorney Camille Vasquez, but the two were quick to deny the gossip.
Here are more details about the London-based mother who is dating the Hollywood star.
Successful lawyer in London
Rich is highly regarded in her career, as she is a partner at Schillings law firm in London.
Schillings is a UK-based company that helps celebrities protect their privacy and reputation, according to the company’s website.
“With over a decade of experience in media law, Joelle is able to astutely identify risks to clients’ privacy and reputation, designing effective strategies to protect them,” her company profile reads. .
“She has extensive expertise in defamation, privacy and copyright litigation, having recently been part of the team that won a major privacy and copyright case in the public eye… A highly experienced litigator, Joelle’s goal is to use the law to ensure her clients are protected from arbitrary interference in their personal or professional lives.”
Rich has worked at Schillings for more than a decade, according to his LinkedIn profile.
soon to be divorced
The London-based lawyer is separated from her husband and is in the process of divorcing, a source told Fox News Digital. Rich and his ex would share two children together.
It’s unclear how serious her relationship with Depp is or when their romance began.
Although he works on high-profile celebrity cases, Rich seems to live a private life. His Instagram account is set to private for his 208 followers, with over 1,200 posts. In the lawyer’s biography on social networks, five flower emoticons were displayed.
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Rich was educated at North London Collegiate School, a leading independent day school for girls aged 4 to 18, founded in 1850.
North London Collegiate School is proud of its “tradition of producing independent-minded young women with a drive to make the most of opportunity and a difference in the world”, according to their website.
The London-based lawyer continued her studies at the University of Birmingham from 2003 to 2006 in the UK.
Subsequently, Rich pursued graduate studies at BPP Law School, where she took courses in legal practice in media and entertainment, intellectual property, and corporate and private acquisitions, as listed on her LinkedIn profile.
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Fox News Digital’s Rebecca Rosenberg contributed to this report.