Jenna Ortega, 21, Finally Addresses Rumour She’s Dating Johnny Depp, 60

Jenna Ortega, 20, has finally addressed that she is dating Johnny Depp, 60.
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The Wednesday star, 21, has finally addressed the rumours that she is dating Johnny Depp, 60.

Jenna Ortega is set to appear in Beetlejuice 2, which will be directed by Depp’s frequent collaborator Tim Burton – with the pair working on eight films together.

There have been reports that the Pirates of the Caribbean star could make a surprise appearance in the sequel of the 1988 classic.

Recently, fans began to speculate that Ortega and Depp are now an item.

And now, the Scream star has finally responded to the rumours.

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In a now-deleted Instagram story, Ortega dismissed the speculation, adding that she has never even met Depp.

“This is so ridiculous I can’t even laugh,” she said. “I have never met or worked with Johnny Depp in my life. Please stop spreading lies and leave us alone.”

Rumours about the pair began to swirl after gossip blog Deuxmoi posted that Depp and Ortega had been spotted together while working on Beetlejuice 2.

Along with Ortega, a representative for the Edward Scissorhands actor has also squashed the reports.

Speaking to NME, the rep said: “Mr Depp has no personal or professional relationship with Ms Ortega whatsoever. He has never met her or spoken to her.

“He is not involved in any project with her, nor does he intend to be. He is appalled by these baseless and malicious rumours that are intended to harm his reputation and career.”

So that’s put those rumours to bed.

It also seemingly dismisses the reports that Depp will appear in Beetlejuice 2, which is set to be released next year.

Jenna Ortega
Jenna Ortega took to Instagram to dismiss rumours claiming she was dating Johnny Depp. Credit: @jennaortega/Instagram

The actress has previously opened up about her experiences with ‘toxic’ and ‘manipulative’ trolls on social media and how she deals with them.

As part of Variety’s Actors on Actors series, Ortega told Maleficent actress Elle Fanning: “Social media, what it does to anyone our age, it’s such a comparing game.

“It influences bandwagon mentality. It’s very manipulative.”

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She then explained how after her fame rose due to Wednesday, the amount of trolls she experienced on social media also became more prominent.

“They see your vulnerability and twist it in a way that you don’t always expect,” an emotional Ortega continued.

“It’s so strange. Sorry, I didn’t mean to do this. It’s such a hard thing to balance.

“Because how do you be honest without jeopardising your own health and safety? It’s very easy to feel almost out of control.”

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a content editor at IGV who specialises in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.