In the world of showbiz, rumors can often spiral out of control faster than a Hollywood premiere. Case in point, recent speculations surrounding Johnny Depp and Jenna Ortega’s supposed romantic involvement have been put to rest. According to a source who confirmed the matter to Page Six on a Saturday, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” superstar is not in a relationship with the “Scream VI” actress.
The speculation initially sparked when reports of Depp and Ortega allegedly being spotted together went off, hinting at a potential collaboration on the eagerly anticipated “Beetlejuice 2,” scheduled for release next fall. However, Ortega herself took to her social media to address what she called “ridiculous” claims. In a since-deleted Instagram Story, the “Wednesday” star set the record straight, stating, “I can’t even laugh. I have never met or worked with Johnny Depp in my life. Please stop spreading lies and leave us alone.”
In a world where celebrity relationships often grab the headlines, it’s essential to remember that not everything we hear holds water. Johnny Depp, known for his roles in iconic films such as “Edward Scissorhands” and the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series, has had his fair share of publicized relationships. Most notably, his romance with Joelle Rich, a London-based attorney who represented him in his libel case against The Sun in 2020, made headlines. An insider revealed that Rich was in the midst of divorcing her husband when she and Depp started dating. However, the couple parted ways in October 2022.
Before his involvement with Rich, Johnny Depp was famously married to actress Amber Heard from 2015 to 2017. Their tumultuous relationship led to a high-profile legal battle, with Depp ultimately winning a defamation case against Heard. He was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages. Conversely, the jury also granted Heard $2 million in compensatory damages for her countersuit against Depp.
As for Jenna Ortega, she has been romantically linked to singer Jacob Sartorius and “Andi Mack” alum Asher Angel over the years. It’s crucial to separate the fiction of Hollywood rumors from the reality of the lives of these talented individuals, who often find themselves in the public eye, facing a relentless barrage of speculation.