Karishma Mao, Sportskeeda.com
25th September 2022 – (Los Angeles) Following Johnny Depp’s controversial defamation trial against his ex-wife, Amber Heard, the former is reportedly dating attorney Joelle Rich. US Weekly confirmed that the actor is dating the lawyer who has previously represented him, and “their chemistry is off the charts.” Rich is divorcing her husband to be with the actor, multiple sources have claimed. Many who the couple said that both Depp and Rich are quite serious. London-based Rich is still married but currently separated and in the process of divorcing her husband. US Weekly detailed that the lawyer also shares two children with her estranged husband.
According to her LinkedIn page, Rich “specialises in helping people and companies in the public eye protect their privacy and reputations, mainly at times of crisis,” and she is a partner at international reputation and privacy consultancy law firm, Schillings.
Joelle Rich was not part of the actor’s recent legal team. However, the 37-year-old represented him during his UK libel case, where the actor sued The Sun for calling him a “wife beater.” Although the lawyer did not represent Depp in the Virginia courtroom, she attended the trial to show support. A source told US Weekly:
Joelle Rich married Jonathan Rich in 2011 in a lavish Tuscany ceremony. However, the couple is currently separated and in the midst of a divorce. The pair share two children.
Joelle Rich met her husband, Jonathan, at the University of Birmingham eight years before their marriage. The latter graduated with a first-class degree in economics and built a career in finance. He started his career by working in assurance at PwC as he studied for an Associate Chartered Accountant certificate, which he obtained in 2009.
He worked at the same company for four years, where he transferred to the finance department. Jonathan then went on to become the director of Bluebox Corporate Finance Group.
Jonathan and Joelle invited 290 guests to their lavish wedding, which took place in a Tuscan villa where A Room With A View was filmed. The couple reportedly used gold tableware and furniture.
Speaking about her wedding, Joelle told a bridal magazine that covered the wedding, “focus on you and your groom – the reason you’re there in the first place.”
Further details about the reason behind the duo’s divorce remain unknown. However, as the now-former couple continues to undergo their divorce, the acclaimed lawyer is in a “serious” relationship with the Oscar-nominated actor Johnny Depp.