Virgin River Star Daniel Gillies Debuted New Girlfriend Julia Misaki After Divorce from Rachael Leigh Cook

Canadian-born New Zealander actor, director, film producer, and screenwriter Daniel Gillies was once a married man. The 45 years old actor was married to ex-wife Rachael Leigh Cook. They got married in 2004 and divorced in 2021.

So, after divorce, what is Daniel Gillies currently doing? Is the film producer dating someone? Has he moved on? What about his kids? Know everything below:

Who Is Daniel Gillies Dating?

Coming Home in the Dark’ star has moved on. The 45 years old actor is currently dating Julia Misaki. Back in February, 2021, The Originals’ star introduced his new girlfriend to his millions of followers on Instagram.

On the snap, Gillies’s girlfriend looked dashing wearing a light-wash denim jean jacket with Sherpa lining. The director did not actually use words to confirm his romance; instead, he confirmed the relationship by drawing a pink heart over the picture.

CAPTION: Daniel is currently dating Julia Misaki SOURCE: Instagram @mr.danielgillies


Gillies’s new relationship came into the media seven months after filing for divorce from his former wife, Rachael Leigh Cook.

On the other side, Cook also made Instagram official with her boyfriend, Kevin Mann, in July 2021. Cook and Mann met through their mutual friend, actress Judy Greer.

She was also previously linked with stars like Colin Hanks, Ryan Reynolds, and Devon Sawa.

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Who Is Gillies’s Girlfriend?

Daniel Gillies’s girlfriend Julia Misaki is a Japanese-American model, cellist, actress, and social media influencer. She, however, came into the spotlight for her relationship with the director.

Misaki studied at Emerson and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts in Acting. Later, she got enrolled in Shakespeare Intensive Course at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.

As an actress, she has appeared on television series like Video Game High School and Simmer Down.

Misaki was born on 23rd July 1988 and is currently 33 years old. She grew up in Cape Girardeau, MO, and was raised in Osaka, Japan. She started playing the cello at the age of five.

His Previous Married Life!

Uncross the Stars’ alum was once a married man. He was married to Rachael Leigh Cook, who is an American actress. They started dating in 2001. The ex-couple got married on 8th August 2004. Together, they welcomed two kids, daughter Charlotte and son Theodore.

Their daughter was born in September 2013, and son was born in April 2015.

During an interview in 2017, Gillies revealed that he went through vasectomy. He took the decision citing the concerns about his age and energy levels. During the time, he said:

 I want to be able to give these two my love and my attention and my care. I would like to stop now.

Cook and Gillies, on 13th June 2019, took their Instagram to reveal that they have separated. As per the post, they mutually ended the relationship and wanted it to be as discreet as possible for their kids.

The former pair said:

Your discretion in this matter is kindly requested for the sake of our children during this time of transition. Thank you to those of you who are already aware; for your tremendous compassion and understanding.

 On 10th July 2020, the actor filed for divorce, and their divorce was finalized on 10th March 2021. The ex-pair did not reveal the reason behind their separation. They were married for almost fifteen years.