In the whirlwind world of celebrity gossip, speculations about romantic entanglements can spread like wildfire.
The murmurs gained traction when celebrity gossip page Deuxmoi suggested that the two had been seen together.
However, Ortega swiftly took to her Instagram story to quash the rumours, setting the record straight once and for all.
She exclaimed: “This is so ridiculous 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.”
Following Ortega’s resolute statement, Depp’s representatives stepped into the fray, not only dispelling the dating rumours but also addressing speculation that Depp might join her in Tim Burton’s upcoming sequel, Beetlejuice 2.
They unequivocally stated: “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.”
With these statements, it becomes clear that any notions of a romantic connection between the 60-year-old Depp and the 20-year-old Ortega are unsubstantiated.
Moreover, it appears that Depp’s involvement in the upcoming Beetlejuice 2 is not on the horizon.
Nonetheless, the much-anticipated sequel Beetlejuice 2 is set to feature Ortega alongside an impressive ensemble cast, including iconic actors Catherine O’Hara, Winona Ryder, and Michael Keaton.
Fans of the original cult classic can look forward to its release in 2024.
Amid the whirlwind of rumours and public scrutiny, Ortega has been candid about the impact of social media trolls on her well-being.
During a discussion for Variety’s Actors on Actors series with Elle Fanning, the X star opened up about the challenges of navigating the world of social media.
Ortega expressed her concern about the comparing game that social media often perpetuates, particularly among individuals of her age.
She noted how it can influence bandwagon mentality and be manipulative.
As she discussed the importance of being cautious about what she shares on social media, Ortega highlighted the vulnerability that trolls often exploit, leading to unexpected twists and turns in her online experiences.
Tears welled up in her eyes as she revealed the emotional toll of dealing with social media scrutiny.
She described the balancing act between honesty and safeguarding her own mental health and safety, emphasising how it can sometimes feel like a loss of control.