Amber Heard reportedly ‘isn't paying attention’ to Johnny Depp and lawyer Joelle Rich's budding romance

It has been said that Johnny Depp is quite serious for his new-found love Joelle Rich, who was present at his defamation trial to show her 'support'

Amber Heard reportedly ‘isn't paying attention’ to Johnny Depp and lawyer Joelle Rich's budding romance
Amber Heard is not concerned about Johnny Depp's and Joelle Rich's alleged love affair (Getty Images/ Pascal Le Segretain/ Paul Morigi and schillingspartners.com)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Amber Heard reportedly has nothing to say about the alleged new romance of her ex-husband Johnny Depp with a married lawyer. It has been said that the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star has begun dating lawyer Joelle Rich, who worked on his UK libel case against The Sun's publisher, News Group Newspapers, in 2020.

However, an insider has told Entertainment Tonight that the ‘Aquaman’ actress is unbothered by this new development. They said, “Amber isn't paying attention to Johnny or his personal life. She doesn't care who he dates and just wants to move forward with her life.”

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The statement from the source came after another source gave details about Depp and Rich’s apparent brewing romance. They told Us Weekly, “Their chemistry is off the charts. It’s serious between them. They are the real deal.” As per reports, Rich was one among a team of lawyers who represented the 59-year-old actor in the UK after the Sun called him a “wife beater.” Though Depp lost it, it seems he found love amid the turmoil.

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Johnny Depp waves as he departs the Royal Courts of Justice, the Strand on July 28, 2020 in London, England. The Hollywood actor is suing News Group Newspapers (NGN) and the Sun's executive editor, Dan Wootton, over an article published in 2018 that referred to him as a
Johnny Depp waves as he departs the Royal Courts of Justice, the Strand on July 28, 2020, in London, England (Stuart C Wilson/Getty Images)

Rich was not part of the lawyers’ team that defended the ‘Edward Scissorhands’ star in the defamation case he fought against Heard in Virginia this year, but she was reportedly seen in the courtroom to show her “support” for Depp. The insider claimed, “There was no professional obligation for her being there. It was personal,” who also went on to add that the two “discreetly” saw each other in hotels when they just started their affair.

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Ben Chew and Camille Vasquez, attorneys for US actor Johnny Depp, arrive to speak to reporters outside the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse on June 01, 2022 in Fairfax, Virginia. A US jury found Wednesday that US actress Amber Heard had made defamatory claims of abuse against her ex-husband Johnny Depp, and awarded him $15 million in damages. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
Ben Chew and Camille Vasquez, attorneys for US actor Johnny Depp, arrive to speak to reporters outside the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse on June 01, 2022, in Fairfax, Virginia (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Depp’s involvement with another lawyer Camille Vasquez was also rumored when she was working with him on the defamation case. But later, Vasquez dismissed it, saying, “It’s also an unethical charge being made. It’s unfortunate and it’s disappointing, but at the same time it kind of comes with the territory. I can’t say I was all that surprised.”

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Actors Amber Heard (L) and Johnny Depp attend The Art of Elysium's 7th Annual HEAVEN Gala presented by Mercedes-Benz at Skirball Cultural Center on January 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Art of Elysium)
Actors Amber Heard (L) and Johnny Depp attend The Art of Elysium's 7th Annual HEAVEN Gala presented by Mercedes-Benz at Skirball Cultural Center on January 11, 2014, in Los Angeles, California (Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Art of Elysium)

The 36-year-old had also told PEOPLE, “I guess it comes with the territory of being a woman just doing her job. It's disappointing that certain outlets kind of ran with it or said that my interactions with Johnny — who is a friend and I've known and represented for four-and-a-half years now — that my interactions in any way were inappropriate or unprofessional. That's disappointing to hear.”

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Camille Vasquez attends Summer Spectacular Benefiting the Brent Shapiro Foundation on September 10, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Brent Shapiro Foundation)
Camille Vasquez attends Summer Spectacular Benefiting the Brent Shapiro Foundation on September 10, 2022, in Beverly Hills, California (Rich Polk/Getty Images for Brent Shapiro Foundation)

“I care very deeply about my clients, and we have obviously become close. But when I say we, I mean the entire team, and of course that includes Johnny. And, I'm Cuban and Colombian. I'm tactile. What do you want me to say? I hug everyone. And I'm not ashamed about that. This man was fighting for his life and it broke my heart to see him day in and day out have to sit there and listen to the most horrific allegations being made against him. And if I could provide any bit of comfort, then of course I would do that, whether it's holding his hand or letting him know that we were there and we were going to fight for him because he deserved it,” Vasquez had added in June.

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