Johnny Depp‘s new red-haired mystery woman has been revealed to be a French teacher who is helping him perfect the language for an upcoming film.
The 59-year-old actor set rumors buzzing when he was seen with the woman in Italy over the weekend, but TMZ reported on Monday that they have a strictly professional and platonic relationship.
The woman was most recently spotted with Depp on Monday when he was seen arriving at Gardone Riveria for a performance at the Vittoriale with legendary guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck on Monday.
Cleared up: The red-haired mystery woman Johnny Depp has recently been spotted with is his French teacher, TMZ reported on Monday. He’s seen rocking a slouchy grey T-shirt as he arrived at Gardone Riviera for a performance at the Vittoriale with Jeff Beck on Monday
Work relationship: According to the outlet’s sources, she’s helping him hone his French for his upcoming film Jeanne du Barry. He stars as King Louis XV in the film about his final mistress
Fans previously jumped to the conclusion that the red-haired woman was Depp’s new girlfriend when they were seen over the weekend arriving for the Umbria Jazz Festival, where he also played a set with Beck.
According to the outlet’s sources, she’s helping him hone his French for his upcoming film Jeanne du Barry.
The film tells the true story of a seamstress’ daughter who went on to become the final mistress of King Louis XV in the 18th century.
Depp will be starring as Louis in the film, which is his first in three years.
On Monday, the actor wore a a slouchy grey T-shirt, teaming his look with beige belted cargo trousers and a black-and-white polka dot bandana.
He sported his signature clustering of jewellery, including a hefty collection of layered necklaces and stacked bracelets and wristbands.
Gig ready: The star flaunted his impressive arm tattoos as he walked around sound equipment ahead of the gig
He wore his highlighted long hair down, finishing the look off with bright green keds.
The star flaunted his impressive arm tattoos as he walked around sound equipment ahead of the gig.
Another snap saw him with his tresses collected in a ponytail as he threw on an oversized dark jacket.
Last month, following his victory in his defamation trial against Heard, Johnny confirmed he has teamed up with the musician to record a 13-track collection.
The project, titled 18, includes two new Johnny originals and an eclectic mix of cover songs ranging from such iconic artists as the Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye and John Lennon to alternative rockers such as Killing Joke and The Velvet Underground.
‘When Johnny and I started playing together, it really ignited our youthful spirit and creativity.
‘We would joke about how we felt 18 again so that just became the album title too,’ Jeff, 77, said in a statement about the album, as reported by Billboard.
In keeping with their fond teenage memories that were sparked by the music, the two artists decided to use an illustration of themselves as 18-year-olds, drawn by Beck’s wife Sandra, for the album cover.
For Johnny, who grew up listening to Jeff’s music, the collaboration is something of a dream come true.
Last month, following his victory in his defamation trial against Heard, Johnny confirmed he has teamed up with the musician to record a 13-track collection (pictured in May)
‘It’s an extraordinary honor to play and write music with Jeff, one of the true greats and someone I am now privileged enough to call my brother,’ Johnny added in their statement.
The duo first met in 2016, and quickly bonded over conversations about guitars and cars, all while trying to make each other laugh.
Seeing Johnny’s musical talent up-close and sensing their chemistry was undeniable, it was Jeff who suggested they record songs that would eventually make up ’18’.
The Beck-Depp album ’18’ will be released digitally and on CD on July 15, and then be followed up by a vinyl edition on September 30.
For Johnny, who grew up listening to Jeff’s music, the collaboration is something of a dream come true (pictured in June)
Depp certainly has much to smile about these days, after a judge has denied all of Heard’s motion to have the verdict of her blockbuster defamation trial against him thrown out and the case re-tried.
Lawyers representing Heard — whom Depp was married to from 2015 until 2017 — filed a motion earlier this month on the grounds that the verdict that she had defamed Depp was not supported by evidence.
They also made a bombshell allegation that a juror had not been properly vetted and questioned whether that juror was even supposed to be allowed on the jury.
Court documents obtained by DailyMail.com show that Judge Penny Azcarate denied all of Heard’s post-trial requests on Wednesday.
Both celebrities were found to have defamed each other in the June verdict, but the cards fell considerably in Depp’s favor.
He was awarded $10.35million in damages from Heard, while she was awarded just $2million in damages from Depp. All told, Heard was left owing Depp a whopping $8.35million.
Exes: Lawyers representing Heard — whom Depp was married to from 2015 until 2017 — filed a motion earlier this month on the grounds that the verdict that she had defamed Depp was not supported by evidence; seen in 2014