Johnny Depp greets fans after performing on rock tour following rumoured split from Joelle Rich
Johnny Depp has given his fans a thumbs up after performing in LA in his first appearance since British lawyer Joelle Rich’s split.
His romance with the privately educated mother of two, 37, supposedly began during his highly publicized lawsuit with ex-wife Amber Heard in Fairfax, Virginia.
The pair were seen giving each other tender looks during his trial this spring and Rich was spotted traveling to court with Depp by car.
Cheers: Johnny Depp gave his fans a thumbs up before going home after performing on his music tour with Jeff Beck in Los Angeles on Sunday
Rumored split: Johnny Depp’s romance with British lawyer Joelle Rich (right) has reportedly ended just months after it started – presumably during the trial with his ex-wife Amber Heard (pictured then together)
Johnny was said goodbye to fans in front of the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday night, where he was performing on his music tour with Jeff Beck in Los Angeles on Sunday.
The 59-year-old actor and musician, a neat figure, welcomed the devoted listeners before leaving the venue.
The Edward Scissorhands actor wore a gray fedora hat with brown braided rope around the base.
He wore an off-white striped shirt with rolled-up sleeves, showing his many tattoos, and a gray vest with black buttons.
Warm welcome: The 59-year-old actor and musician, a neat figure, welcomed devoted listeners outside LA’s Orpheum Theater before heading home
When news of the collaboration between Johnny and his now ex-lover Joelle Rich broke last month, it was said that they enjoyed “off the scale chemistry.”
However, there was no sign of the actor as Rich attended a family wedding in Ibiza last weekend and New York sources believe the relationship is on the rocks – and may already be over.
A friend of Depp said, ‘Are they still an item? We are not talking about a normal couple here. It’s not a big, steady, committed love affair and I’m not sure if it ever was.
“I don’t know if they’re together right now. I certainly don’t believe it’s a serious romantic relationship, or even an exclusive one.’
Music Man: Johnny kept it casual with black jeans and a pair of black leather boots, and adorned with many of his signature silver bracelets, rings and sunglasses
The source added: ‘First off, he just got out of a huge legal battle’ [with ex-wife Amber Heard], so who would want to commit after that? It has been a very traumatic period for him.
Johnny kept it casual with black jeans and a pair of black leather boots, wearing many of his signature silver bracelets, rings and a pair of black sunglasses.
The 59-year-old maintained a youthful, clean-shaven look – after shaving off his signature goatee.
Saying goodbye: Johnny’s performance on Sunday comes after Johnny reportedly split from London lawyer Joelle rich, 37, a privately trained mother of two
The Pirates Of The Caribbean actor is currently on tour with rock pal Jeff Beck.
Depp and Beck met in 2016 and became close friends, thanks to their shared love of music and cars.
They eventually started playing music together in 2019 and toured Europe ahead of their first US tour.
He looked in good spirits on Sunday night, where he was joined by his bodyguard, who gave their thumbs up and waved to the fans as they waited outside.
Second, he’s Johnny Depp and I don’t think a standard committed relationship is going to be his thing.
Chemistry: The pair were seen giving each other tender glances during his trial this spring in Fairfax, Virginia (pictured during his 2020 High Court trial in London)
London friends of Rich say her plans for a divorce from husband Jonathan are still progressing.
Joelle and Jonathan have two children and lived together in a £1.5 million house in North London. They got married in 2011.
Since the trial, in which Depp sued Heard for an article she wrote for the Washington Post, the actor has spent several months in France making the French-language film Jeanne du Barry, in which he plays Louis XV.
Since that ended last month, he has picked up his music career again. He plays dates in the US with guitar hero Jeff Beck and plans a UK tour next year with Alice Cooper in supergroup Hollywood Vampires.
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Friends and Colleagues: The Pirates Of The Caribbean actor is currently on tour with rocker friend Jeff Beck (left). Depp and Beck met in 2016 and bonded over their shared love of music
Rich remains a partner at the British law firm Schillings and is said to earn £250,000 a year. She met Depp in 2018 when the company was hired to sue The Sun for defamation after the tabloid called him a womanizer.
He lost his libel action, but the tables were turned in the American trial. It ended with humiliation for Heard, who was ordered to pay him £9.
2 million in damages.
The Law Society’s guidelines state that a relationship between a lawyer and a client is acceptable as long as there is no conflict of interest. There is no suggestion that such a conflict existed in this case.
Bitter ending: A source said his split with ex-wife Amber Heard (pictured together in 2016) was ‘an extremely traumatic period for him’