Johnny Depp is in no rush to settle down—at least, that’s what several sources say.
According to TMZ, the 59-year-old actor is now dating Joelle Rich—the UK attorney who represented Depp in his 2018 lawsuit against The Sun. The rumored romance made headlines earlier this week with insiders claiming the two were romantically linked. But sources have since told TMZ that Depp isn’t quite ready for monogamy.
“Johnny and Joelle are NOT exclusive,” the outlet reported. “In fact, a source connected to Johnny’s new movie tells us he’s recently been spotted on set getting cozy with a new woman while filming over in France.”
The news conflicts with previous reports about the nature of Depp and Rich’s relationship. One insider told Us magazine that the couple was quite “serious.”
“Their chemistry is off the charts …,” the source claimed. “They are the real deal.”
However, TMZ reports Depp is hesitant to start anything serious, unlike his rumored new flame. According to the outlet, Rich was so dedicated to the actor that she spent two months in Virginia to attend his trial against Amber Heard. Sources say she was not part of Depp’s legal team, and was simply there to show her support. The attorney, who resides in the UK, reportedly left behind two children and her estranged husband.
“There was no professional obligation for her being there. It was personal,” a source told Us.
Depp and Rich have to publicly confirm the status of their relationship.