Months after his highly publicised defamation trial, Johnny Depp is “seriously dating” his lawyer Joelle Rich, who represented him in his 2020 UK libel trial.

Rich was not part of Depp’s team against Amber Heard in the US trial earlier this year, however it is reported she was present in court.

The British lawyer’s divorce is yet to be finalised with her ex, who she shares two children with.

The trial dragged on for six weeks and resulted in Depp being awarded $US10 million in damages and found that his former wife Heard defamed him with allegations that he had committed domestic violence.

According to the source, during this time Depp and Rich would “discreetly” meet up in hotels. It is unclear when the romance began.

Earlier reports had suggested that Depp was dating his US defamation trial lawyer Camille Vasquez, however she debunked this rumour when she appeared outside of court during the May trial.

Vasquez has reportedly been dating a British real estate agent and her relationship with Depp is strictly professional.