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Jenna Ortega, 20, slams people for 'spreading lies' about rumor she's dating 60-year-old Johnny Depp

Callum Jones

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Jenna Ortega, 20, slams people for 'spreading lies' about rumor she's dating 60-year-old Johnny Depp

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Jenna Ortega has slammed people for 'spreading lies' following rumors she's dating Johnny Depp.

The Wednesday star, who has really shot to fame in recent years, has shot down the 'ridiculous' gossip on social media.

Rumors about Ortega, 20, and Depp, 60, began after celebrity gossip account Deuxmoi claimed the pair were reportedly seen together.

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While many online said that the actors were likely together working on Tim Burton's Beetlejuice 2, others suggested that the pair could be an item.

However, Ortega has recently took to Instagram to dismiss the speculation, even denying she met Depp.

"This is so ridiculous I can’t even laugh," she wrote on her Instagram stories.

"I have never met or worked with Johnny Depp in my life. Please stop spreading lies and leave us alone."

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Jenna Ortega has dismissed speculation she is seeing Johnny Depp. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue
Jenna Ortega has dismissed speculation she is seeing Johnny Depp. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

A representative for Depp has also dismissed the dating rumors, even saying the actor will not appear alongside Ortega in Beetlejuice 2.

As per 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."

After much speculation, those two statements certainly put to bed any suggestion that Ortega and Depp are in a relationship.

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It comes after Ortega became emotional talking about the impact social media trolls have had on her.

While social media companies have introduced rules to stop trolls thriving online, many celebrities still seem to get the brunt of it.

A rep for Johnny Depp has also dismissed the speculation. Credit: Cliff Owen/Consolidated News Pictures/Getty Images
A rep for Johnny Depp has also dismissed the speculation. Credit: Cliff Owen/Consolidated News Pictures/Getty Images

As part of Variety’s Actors-on-Actors series, Ortega spoke candidly to Elle Fanning about the toxicity of online trolling.

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“Social media, what it does to anyone our age, it’s such a comparing game,” Ortega began.

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

She said that while she wants to channel her ‘deadpan’ humour online, she's caution of what she puts online because of online trolls.

Ortega added that the more famous she's become following the release of Wednesday, the more trolling she faces.

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“They see your vulnerability and twist it in a way that you don’t always expect,” she said, breaking down in tears.

“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.”

Topics: Film & TV, Jenna Ortega, Johnny Depp, Film and TV, Celebrity

Callum Jones
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