Johnny Depp partied backstage with supermodel ex-girlfriend Kate Moss following his cameo performance with Jeff Beck at the Royal Albert Hall tonight – days after she testified for the movie star in court.
The British supermodel, 48, last week gave evidence in Depp’s defamation trial against another of his exes, Amber Heard, rejecting claims she had ever been assaulted by the Pirates of the Caribbean actor during their high-profile four-year relationship in the 1990s.
And Ms Moss this evening again publicly showed her support for her former flame – with whom she remains on good terms – by heading to London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall Venue to watch him perform covers of John Lennon, Marvin Gaye and Jimi Hendrix alongside Beck, 77.
The fashion icon was joined inside by former TV personality Sharon Osborne, 69, who arrived for an after-party following the end of the concert.
Ms Moss – who last week gave evidence to the US court via video link – arrived at the venue early at around 8pm, 90 minutes before Depp was due onstage, clambering out of a blue Mercedes and being escorted by security into the stage door entrance.
After Beck’s set began at 8.40pm, Depp headed onstage at 9.23pm to perform several songs with a British music legend considered among the greatest guitar players in history.
Johnny Depp (right) at the Royal Albert Hall, London, appearing alongside Jeff Beck on Tuesday night
After Beck’s set began at 8.40pm, Depp headed onstage at 9.23pm to perform several songs with a British music legend considered among the greatest guitar players in history
Johnny Depp is pictured at the Royal Albert Hall, London, tonight while appearing alongside Jeff Beck
Kate Moss attends the first performance of ABBA ‘Voyage’ at ABBA Arena on May 26, 2022 in London
British supermodel and Johnny Depp’s ex Kate Moss (left) last week gave evidence in Depp’s defamation trial against another of his exes, Amber Heard (right), rejecting claims she had ever been assaulted by the Pirates of the Caribbean actor during their high-profile four-year relationship in the 1990s.
Johnny Depp (right) at the Royal Albert Hall, London, appearing alongside Jeff Beck.
Introducing the 58-year-old – who he told the 5,000-strong crowd had ‘been through some s**t – he said: ‘I met this bloke in Japan. He knocked on the door and we burst out laughing straight away. You may recognise him. He’s been through some s**t.’
To calls from fans of ‘Johnny’ and ‘We love you Johnny’, Depp took to the stage wearing a waistcoat, white and red checked short-sleeve shirt, patterned cravat, and Peaky Blinders style cap, and immediately grabbed the mic.
Johnny Depp seemed to injure his finger as a guitar was taken away from him. He could be seen moving his hand up and down. However, this did not stop him coming back onto stage and carrying on the show
The actor and Beck played seven songs including Jimi Hendrix’s Little Wing, John Lennon’s Isolation, and Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On before departing the stage at 9.50pm, blowing kisses to the audience.
Fans of Deep speculated on Twitter about why Moss had gone to see her ex perform.
One, Karen Hancock, said: ‘Could this be why he came to London? The best thing she ever done was to mention Kate Moss in the trial, it brought her back into his life.’
After the show a 100-strong crowd gathered outside a back entrance hoping to catch a glimpse of Depp.
Discussing the gig, Nadia Tiholova, 45, from Romford, who came just to see her acting hero, said: ‘I think he was outstanding. I have seen all his movies but I never expected him to be such a good musician. And thanks to him I discovered Jeff Beck!’
Neil Clarke from Romford paid his money to see Beck perform and was disappointed at Depp’s appearance.
He said: ‘I wouldn’t have minded if he did a song or two but it felt a bit like it turned into the Johnny Depp show.
‘The Marvin Gaye song is a masterpiece by a man with an incredible voice and he butchered it!
‘It’s a beautiful song about American Black civil rights movement and it seemed a bit odd to have a Hollywood millionaire singing it.’
This was Depp’s third show in a row alongside Beck, and second consecutive night at the Royal Albert Hall, amid his ongoing legal battle.
He had earlier performed with with Beck at Sheffield City Hall on Sunday.
The night before he had left the Royal Albert Hall at 1am holding a pot labeled ‘Purple Unicorn’ – a rare strain of marijuana has same name.
The Pirates Of The Caribbean actor is suing his former partner over a 2018 article she wrote in the Washington Post, which was titled: ‘I spoke up against sexual violence – and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change.’
Last Wednesday Ms Moss testified by video for just three minutes in the US-based Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial.
Johnny Depp left the Royal Albert Hall in London on Monday night holding a pot labeled ‘Purple Unicorn’ after performing there with guitarist Jeff Beck amid his ongoing legal battle with his ex-wife Amber Heard
Depp was seen leaving the Royal Albert Hall next to Beck just after 1am, with the actor clutching a bag containing a jar tagged ‘Purple Unicorn’ – a rare strain of marijuana has the same name
Johnny Depp appeared on stage at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Monday night alongside guitarist Jeff Beck for the second night in a row amid his ongoing legal battle
The 58-year-old actor is currently embroiled in the high-profile legal fight with his ex-wife, Amber Heard , who he is suing for $50million (£38.2million). Concert-goers had expressed hope the actor may appear at the Royal Albert Hall in west London after performing with Beck at Sheffield City Hall on Sunday
Depp was seen carrying his bag containing a jar with the ‘Purple Unicorn’ label on it after performing at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday
Depp was seen walking with Beck after the pair performed at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday night in London
She refuted a rumour Depp had pushed her down a flight of steps when the pair were a famous ‘it’ couple during the 1990s.
The 48-year-old, speaking on a video link from her English home in Gloucestershire, told the Virginia court that she and Depp had been in a romantic relationship for four years between 1994 and 1998.
When Depp’s attorney Benjamin Chew asked Moss if anything had happened while they were on holiday at the GoldenEye resort in Jamaica, she said: ‘We were leaving the room, and Johnny left the room before I did, and there had been a rainstorm. As I left the room, I slid down the stairs and I hurt my back.
‘I screamed because I didn’t know what had happened to me and I was in pain. He came running back to help me and carried me to my room and got me medical attention.’
Moss – who was called by Depp’s legal team – rejected claims Depp had ever attacked her.
‘He never pushed me, kicked me or threw me down any stairs, no,’ Moss told the court.
Heard’s attorneys declined to cross-examine Moss, and she was told she was free to go.
In response Ms Heard, 36, returned to the stand the following day where she was questioned by Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez, who asked during cross-examination: ‘You didn’t expect Ms Moss to testify that that never happened, did you? ‘
‘Incorrect,’ she responded. ‘I know how many people will come out of the woodwork to be in support of Johnny. It is clear by this courtroom how many people will do that.’
On Monday night Johnny Depp left the Royal Albert Hall in London holding a pot labeled ‘Purple Unicorn’ after performing there with guitarist Jeff Beck amid his ongoing legal battle with his ex-wife Amber Heard.
Depp, 58, received a standing ovation from the audience at the venue, with British singer Tom Jones among those who watched the performance.
Depp was seen leaving the Royal Albert Hall next to Beck just after 1am, with the actor clutching a bag containing a jar tagged ‘Purple Unicorn’.
Meanwhile, Jones was seen leaving the venue just before 1am, hours after the performance had finished, and climbing into a car.
Depp was pictured walking up the steps to the 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel London, where suites cost up to £2,390 a night. It is not clear whether Depp is staying there during his visit to London.
His appearance comes as the jurors deliberating the duelling defamation claims from Depp and Heard are set to resume their deliberations today after failing to reach a resolution in the widely watched six-week trial on Friday.
The seven-person jury deliberated for about two hours Friday before adjourning for the U.S. Memorial Day holiday weekend.