Johnny Depp is still enjoying the single life despite circulating rumors he is dating a mystery woman as he works on his new film project and continues his music tour in Europe, DailyMail.com can reveal.
The 59-year-old actor has been tongue-tied over the past few weeks that he could be taken off the market after he was spotted hanging out with the stunning redhead as he moved on from his defamation trial against his ex-wife belongs to amber.
Depp, who has been touring with British musician Jeff Beck since late May, was spotted arriving at a concert venue in New York Italy with her by his side over the weekend.
But DailyMail.com can reveal that the woman is Depp’s new French teacher, Mathilde Beltran, and that their relationship is “strictly professional”.
“She’s his French teacher and there’s no romantic connection whatsoever,” confirmed a source close to the star.
Johnny Depp’s mysterious new redhead wife is Mathilde Beltran, who is helping him perfect the French language for his upcoming movie
The 59-year-old actor has sparked rumors after he was spotted with the woman in Italy on multiple occasions over the weekend
Beltran, assistant director and producer from Paris, was spotted alongside Depp while touring Europe with British musician Jeff Beck
Beltran, a Paris-based assistant director and producer, is tasked with helping Depp improve his French for his role as King Louis XV. to perfect in the upcoming film Jeanne du Barry, his first film since his dramatic court victory.
The two were last spotted together on Monday, arriving for a performance at the Vittoriale in Gardone Riviera.
And just a day earlier, the couple could be seen at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, where he also played a set with Beck.
Beltran has worked as “first assistant director” on a number of sets for several French short films IMDB.
It’s unclear if she’ll be directing or producing in Depp’s new film alongside his French teacher.
Expected to hit theaters in 2023, the film tells the true story of a seamstress’ daughter who became the last mistress of King Louis XV in the 18th century. became.
Depp will play Louis, along with Maiwenn Le Besco, who will both direct and play the main character, Jeanne du Barry, the king’s mistress.
The role marks Depp’s return to the big screen after much of Hollywood reportedly blacklisted him following allegations of domestic violence from Heard.
On Monday, the actor appeared to be in high spirits as he arrived at the venue with his crew. He wore a casual gray T-shirt, belted beige cargo pants, and a black and white polka dot bandana.
Employment: According to outlet sources, she is helping him improve his French for his upcoming film Jeanne du Barry. In the film about his last lover he plays King Louis XV
Beltran has worked as “first assistant director” on a number of sets for several French short films, according to IMDb
A source close to the actor told DailyMail.com Beltran is “his French teacher and there is no romantic connection whatsoever.”
He wore his signature accumulation of jewelry, including a hefty collection of layered necklaces and stacked bracelets and bracelets.
Depp wore his highlighted long hair down and completed the look with lime green Keds.
The star flaunted his impressive arm tattoos as he walked around the sound gear ahead of the gig.
Another snap saw him with his curls gathered in a ponytail as he donned an oversized dark jacket.
Beltran was seen not too far behind the actor. She dressed casually in a red t-shirt, jeans and white sneakers and left her red tresses loose.
The day before, the two further fueled rumors of a possible romance when they were spotted smiling and laughing as they arrived for rehearsal.
A smiling Beltran was seen walking behind Depp, showing off her long legs in denim shorts and a green t-shirt.
On one occasion, Depp was seen getting out of his vehicle and helping his French teacher with her bag.
The actor rehearsed for the performance before returning to the Brufani Hotel in Perugia, where Beltran is said to be staying.
She was also seen carrying a backpack over her shoulder as she followed the actor into the venue.
The film is directed by Maiwenn Le Besco, who will also star in the film alongside Depp
Depp’s first role back in front of the camera will be King Louis XV. to play in the French historical play Jeanne du Barry, which is scheduled for release in 2023
Last month, following his victory in his defamation lawsuit against Heard, Johnny confirmed he had teamed up with the legendary guitarist to record a 13-track collection.
Titled 18, the project features two new Johnny originals and an eclectic mix of covers ranging from iconic artists like the Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye and John Lennon to alternative rockers like Killing Joke and The Velvet Underground.
“When Johnny and I started playing together it really sparked our youthful spirit and creativity.
“We joked about how we felt when we were 18, so that became the album title,” Jeff, 77, said in a statement about the album, as reported by Billboard.
In keeping with the fond teenage memories the music evokes, the two artists chose to use an illustration of themselves as an 18-year-old 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.
“It is an extraordinary honor to play and write music with Jeff, one of the all-time greats and someone I now have the privilege of calling my brother,” Johnny added in her statement.
The duo first met in 2016 and quickly became friends over conversations about guitars and cars while also trying to make each other laugh.
Seeing Johnny’s musical talent up close and feeling their chemistry, it was Jeff who suggested recording songs that would eventually make “18.”
Last month, following his victory in his defamation lawsuit against Heard, Johnny confirmed he’s teamed up with the musician to record a 13-track collection (pictured in May).
For Johnny, who grew up listening to Jeff’s music, the collaboration is something of a dream come true (pictured in June)
Exes: Lawyers representing Heard — to whom Depp was married from 2015 to 2017 — filed a motion earlier this month, arguing that the verdict that she defamed Depp was not supported by evidence; seen in 2014
The Beck Depp album “18” will be released digitally and on CD on July 15th, followed by a vinyl edition on September 30th.
Depp certainly has a lot to smile about these days after a judge denied Heard’s entire motion to overturn the verdict in her blockbuster libel trial against him and retry the case.
Lawyers representing Heard – to whom Depp was married from 2015 to 2017 – filed a filing earlier this month, arguing that the ruling that she had defamed Depp was not supported by evidence.
They also alleged that a juror had not been properly screened and questioned whether that juror should even be included on the jury.
Court documents obtained by DailyMail.com show Judge Penny Azcarate on Wednesday denied all of Heard’s post-trial requests.
Both celebrities were found to have defamed each other in the June verdict, but the cards fell significantly in Depp’s favour.
He was awarded $10.35 million in damages from Heard while she was awarded only $2 million in damages by Depp. All told, Heard owed Depp a whopping $8.35 million.