Johnny Depp and his lawyer-turned-girlfriend Joelle Rich were hiding in plain sight

Johnny Depp and his lawyer-turned-girlfriend Joelle Rich were hiding in plain sight.

Johnny Depp, his lawyer-turned-girlfriend Joelle Rich

Despite not having any official role in the movie star’s victorious defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard earlier this year, Rich was photographed at the Fairfax County Courthouse in Virginia nearly every single day of the weeks-long trial that ran from April 11 to June 1.

The London-based attorney, 37, represented Depp, 59, in his UK libel case against the Sun back in 2020. Despite the legal loss, the pair emerged lucky in love.

According to endless photos from inside and outside the courthouse, Rich — a partner at Schillings law firm — would arrive with the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star, sit directly behind him in the first row, wave to his fans upon the day’s end, exit the premises with him and even leave in the same vehicle.

Though the lovebirds kept their demeanors toward one another professional, a source told Us Weekly that she was indeed there for “personal” reasons — mainly, to “support” her man.

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