Everything We Need To Know About Johnny Depp And Jenna Ortega Alleged Dating Rumors

By Olivia Harrison 10 months ago

1. Jenna Ortega is the star of the hit series Wednesday

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2022 was a really big year for star Jenna Ortega. She starred in the Addams Family-inspired TV series Wednesday, she showed off her acting chops in indie horror X, and she was one of the main characters in the 5th Scream film. She had previously been a child star but was quickly working her way to the top.

2. She didn't want Wednesday to focus on the romance

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An important note about the direction of Wednesday: Ortega was absolutely against the teen show focussing on the romance between Wednesday and her classmates. She wanted to show the title character as strong, independant and intelligent, rather than chasing boys around.

3. She has a couple of rumoured ex-boyfriends

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Ortega has had a couple of rumoured exes. She was linked with actor Asher Angel, best known for his role in Shazam! and its sequel, at a Halloween party where they dressed as Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson. She was also seen with singer Jacob Sartorius after they shared a kiss in his newest music video.

4. Ortega likes to stay private about her relationship status

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However, Ortega is known to stay quiet about who she is currently seeing. She has denied all rumours in the past of ever being in a relationship with those gossiped about, and as of today, she has staked her claim that she is still single, playing her cards close to her chest.

5. She's a close friend of Olivia Rodrigo

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Her silence on her dating history is very different to her friend, Olivia Rodrigo. Rodrigo became a public spectacle after her love triangle with co-star Joshua Bassett and singer Sabrina Carpenter. Perhaps Ortega learnt from her friend's romantic woes that it's better to stay under the radar.

6. Johnny Depp is an international superstar

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Even if you haven't seen any of his movies, you probably still know who Johnny Depp is. He has been active in Hollywood since his first acting gig (playing Glen Lantz in the horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street) and has not slowed down his acting game since.

7. His stardom knows no bounds

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Much like fellow '90s heartthrobs Leo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, he has been in multiple iconic roles. From army film Platoon to TV show 21 Jump Street, Sleepy Hollow to Corpse Bride, Depp has never failed to capture the attention of audiences and remained one of Hollywood's key players for the last four decades.

8. He's had an impressive dating history

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Depp was first spotted with makeup artist Lori Anne Allison, who he eventually went on to marry. After their divorce, he was seen with Twin Peaks actress Sherilyn Fenn, then Dirty Dancing's Jennifer Grey, then he was with his Edward Scissorhands co-star Winona Ryder before dating actress Ellen Barkin. His relationship with Kate Moss was everywhere, before his eventual marriage to model Vanessa Paradis, with whom he shares two children. And of course, after his divorce, he met Amber Heard. That's an article in itself.

9. His divorce was a media frenzy

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Who would have thought that this marriage would end up on the world stage in 2022? In April of that year, Heard and Depp fought viciously in a defamation trial in Virginia. She claimed he sexually assaulted her, had an affair during their marriage, and slapper her. He said she mangled his finger with a vodka bottle and harassed him throughout their relationship. The whole thing was a mess he was allegedly happy to get out of.

10. He was dropped by studios

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Before, during and after the hideousness of his tumultuous court case, Depp was dropped by Warner Bros. in the second installment of the Fantastic Beasts franchise, his role of Grindelwald given to Mads Mikkelsen. Equally, Disney dropped him as Jack Sparrow in The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Things were not going well for Depp.

11. Dior stayed loyal to him, however

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It's important to remember that not everyone left Depp in the dirt, however. Dior continued to support Depp as the face of Sauvage. He had made the brand even more famous with this particular cologne and they wanted to ensure that he knew he had them in his corner.

12. He's been rumoured to be dating plenty of women

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Even post-trial, Depp has continued to be linked with plenty of beautiful women, especially his attorney in the Depp v Heard case, Joelle Rich, who caused quite a stir because of her rather striking looks. It's not a surprise that Depp continues to capture the media's eye, considering his stardom and past dating history.

13. Both Ortega and Depp have a relationship with Tim Burton

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For context, it's not totally surprising that Depp and Ortega would have been tied together in the first place. Depp has collaborated with director Tim Burton upwards of eight times; they have cultivated and built a relationship. Equally, Ortega was directed by Burton in Wednesday. They have a mutual connection.

14. Deux Moi started the rumour

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DeuxMoi is a gossip site that has been especially prevalent in the last six months. They comment on celebrity sightings and gossip that has not made it into the realm of mainstream media as of yet. Allegedly, according to DeuxMoi, Depp and Ortega were seen on a date together and the rumour mill has had a field day.

15. The 'culture curator' has been in the headlines a lot

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The gossip site has not been quiet as of late. If you look at their Twitter, you can see that they are posting new rumours and possible sightings daily. One of the more recent allegations is that Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Rob McElhenney is cheating on his wife and fellow co-star Kaitlin Olson. It's never ending.

16. It has its own very popular podcast

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DeuxMoi have been making the move into the podcast arena for the last couple of years with their podcast Deux U. Not only are they utilizing social media (Twitter, Instagram etc.), they use the podcast to talk about everything that's happened in the week and listen to the voicemails of their listeners.

17. Fans thought Depp was joining the Beetlejuice 2 cast

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Another important point from DeuxMoi: they reported that Depp and Ortega had been filming Beetlejuice 2 in Shoreditch, England recently. Equally, they claimed that Depp would be playing Uncle Fester in the first season of Wednesday. Currently, both of these rumours have been proven to be lies untrue.

18. Deux Moi was really supportive of Amber Heard

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While most of the media decided to vilify Heard in the trial against Depp, DeuxMoi had no issue in voicing their support for her case. They were eager to prove that the allegations were true and have remained a staunch supporter of her after the case too.

19. It shares similarities with Gossip Girl

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The biggest point you need to know about this gossip site is that it does share similarities with the popular teen show Gossip Girl - nobody knows who runs the site. We are all completely in the dark as to whose voice it is that we're listening too, making it easier for them to throw out allegations and see what sticks.

20. NME then picked up the rumour

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If the rumour had stuck to the gossip site, it may never have reached national attention. However, because NME, the music magazine, picked it up and ran with it on their website, it gave the rumour life and, being a solid outlet for news, gave the rumour integrity it didn't previously have.

21. Soon, the rumour was everywhere

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Once a rumour like that is picked up by a renowned publication, other renowned publications can have a free-for-all. It was picked up across hundreds of websites, blogs, social media accounts and publications, only building a case for its truth. But there was no photo or physical evidence, just the initial rumour by DeuxMoi.

22. Depp has undeniably denied the rumour

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This rumour became so much bigger due to who it featured and the shocking age difference. Depp is sixty years old, while Ortega is only twenty, which is far more concerning than Leo DiCaprio's penchant for younger women. Depp had to come forward to deny the rumours, claiming he had never even met Ortega and had nothing to do with her.

23. Ortega has said it's 'ridiculous'

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While Depp left it to his representatives, Ortega took to Instagram to let the public know that the entire rumour was 'ridiculous' and found on nothing. She told the paparazzi, gossip sites, and stalkers to 'leave us alone' and has proven that it is undoubtedly untrue.

24. The rumour has died down pretty quickly

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If the world were quiet with news at the moment, it may still have traction. But considering couples are breaking up and gossip is at a high, the rumour has died down and little can be found of it anymore. We have more to be concerned about, like what did Sophie say on the Ring camera?!

25. Ortega is set to reprise her role in the second series of Wednesday

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While she may keep her romantic life on the backburner, Ortega is slaying the game at the moment. She is set to reprise her role in the second season of Wednesday, she is playing Lydia Deetz's daughter in the sequel of Beetlejuice, and she is most likely going to return to the screen in the next Scream film. The only way is up for Ortega!

26. Depp has returned to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise

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Despite dropping him after his difficult trial with Heard, Disney has decided to reinstate Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. According to several news outlets, their decision to cast him again will mean Depp earns more for the sixth film than all the others combined. But everyone wants to see him return so hopefully it will be worth their while.

27. Deux Moi was the first to report on Timothee Chalamet and Kylie Jenner

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DeuxMoi may not have come out of the Depp/Ortega rumours in the best light, considering they were completely unfounded and based on purely a tip from a passerby, but it's important to note that they were the first to mention that Kylie Jenner and Timothee Chalamet had got together. They do have some believability.

28. Its integrity is still to be decided

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The question is: can we trust DeuxMoi in their future additions to the gossip mill? Not only did they foresee Chalamet and Jenner, they equally successfully called Taylor Swift's split with Joe Alwyn. Was this just a coincidence or do they have a future as a reputable source? Only time will tell.

29. This will not be the last big celeb rumour of the year

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One thing we know for certain is that we're only in September: this will not be the last of the rumours and gossip for this year. We can always depend on Kim Kardashian and her family to provide us with something juicy, and we still have to find out what happened between Kyle Richards and her husband Mauricio Umansky. There will be plenty left to come in 2023.

30. Our money is on a future collaboration between Ortega and Depp

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And if we were betting writers, we would guess that this is not the end of the line for Depp and Ortega. Depp claims he doesn't know Ortega but it would not be a surprise if Burton utilized two of his biggest stars in a future project - and we cannot wait to see it.

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