Johnny Depp is all smiles as he poses with THRILLED Essex shopkeeper during trial recess

Depp reportedly plans to hang out with old friends in Europe and take some rest during the week-long defamation trial break

                            Johnny Depp is all smiles as he poses with THRILLED Essex shopkeeper during trial recess
Johnny Depp takes snap with a shopkeeper during trial recess (cepheuself/Twitter)

Johnny Depp snapped a selfie with a rather 'thrilled' fan as he enjoyed a small break from the defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife, Amber Heard. The 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' star was out shopping for art prints and frames at a store called King and McGaw, which is located in East Sussex.

Depp visited the store on Wednesday, May 11, at 5 pm. Emma Wishart, whose husband works at the store, told NYPost: "Unfortunately I wasn’t there but my husband was thrilled!"


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In the selfie, both men were grinning from ear to ear as the actor had his hand placed on the fan's shoulder. Wishart also added that, "Depp was very nice and relaxed and they had a chat about guitars." She also added that he did not buy anything which causes her to think that he may come back. The selfie was posted on Twitter by the shopkeeper's wife. The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star is seen wearing the same pair of sunglasses that he has often been seen in during the globally watched trial in Fairfax, Virginia. 


Wishart further told the portal that both she and her husband, "admire him very much" but "are a bit old for too much adoration." She said that she has not been following the trial too closely but "of course it has been impossible to not hear anything at all." She further added, "I  don’t like that their private life is displayed for public entertainment and I haven’t purposely read or watched anything." 

On Wednesday, May 11, it was confirmed that Depp flew overseas as the defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard is in recess. An unnamed source close to him said, "Johnny is in Europe taking some time out to rest for a few days, hang out with old friends, playing music, and is taking long walks in the countryside."

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard at the trial (@mculokii/Twitter)


Depp, 58, sued Heard, 36, for $50 million in defamation over an op-ed posted in The Washington Post where she called herself a victim of domestic abuse but did not specify Depp. But his attorneys argue it still smeared him — and cost him millions — because it was clearly referencing allegations of domestic abuse Heard made when she filed for divorce in 2016. The 'Aquaman' actress in turn filed a $100 million countersuit alleging that Depp is carrying out a “smear campaign” to ruin her life.