EXCLUSIVE: Meet the woman Johnny Depp plans to marry – a 20-something Russian go-go dancer who was caught in a passionate PDA with the actor and has moved into his Hollywood home
- Johnny Depp’s new girlfriend is a Russian dancer named Polina Glen, DailyMail.com can reveal
- Her identity has remained a mystery ever since the pair were seen walking together in Moscow last year while he was on tour with his band
- Photos taken earlier this year show the couple in a steamy embrace in Belgrade, Serbia, while Depp was on location filming a new movie
- A source tells DailyMail.com that the 55-year-old met the woman in her mid-twenties at a party in Los Angeles last year
- ‘Polina said that they are going to get married and that he wants to go to Russia to meet her parents,’ the source says
- She lives with Depp in his Los Angeles mansion and the source says Depp makes anyone who stays at his house sign a non-disclosure agreement
- This is Depp’s first relationship since he and actress Amber Heard divorced and she accused him of domestic abuse which he called an ‘elaborate hoax’
- ‘Other women in his life are tearing him apart and it has been very easy for him to fall in love with her,’ the source said of the couple
Johnny Depp’s new girlfriend is a Russian go-go dancer who he wants to marry, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively.
Polina Glen, who is believed to be in her mid-twenties, met Depp, 55, at a party in LA last year, a source close to her told DailyMail.com.
Depp was pictured in a steamy embrace with a ‘mystery woman’ earlier this year at a hotel in Belgrade, Serbia – but DailyMail.com has now identified the woman as Polina. She was also pictured walking alongside him in May 2018 while he was on tour in Moscow with his band, The Hollywood Vampires.
Polina, who is originally from St. Petersburg, is a trained dancer and choreographer. She has been living with the multimillionaire actor at his Sunset Boulevard mansion.
Johnny Depp was pictured in a steamy embrace with a ‘mystery woman’ earlier this year at a hotel in Belgrade, Serbia. DailyMail.com has now identified the woman as Polina Glen
The couple were staying at a private penthouse at the Metropol Palace Hotel when this photo was snapped
Depp was in Belgrade to film a new movie Minamata where he plays a war photographer who revealed the human poisoning in Minamata
A source tells DailyMail.com that the 55-year-old met the twenty-something at a party in Los Angeles last year
Glen allegedly didn’t know of Depp’s fame when the met last year, but when he came over to introduce himself ‘they hit it off’, according to our source
The friend said: ‘Polina met Johnny at a party in LA. She gets invited to a lot of stuff and ran into him. She’s a dancer and a hot girl.
‘She was just chilling at the party and didn’t know who he was when he came over to introduce himself. They hit it off.
‘He’s got legal issues with his ex-wife and then here’s this beautiful young Russian dancer, that doesn’t want anything and doesn’t even know who he is. The Russian girls don’t know him. They have no clue about actors and people always look different in person.
This is Depp’s first relationship since divorcing from actress Amber Heard, who filed for a restraining order
‘When she found out who he was, she was happy.’
The Pirates of the Caribbean star has not been romantically linked with anyone since he separated with ex-wife Amber Heard.
The actress filed for divorce from Depp in May 2016 stating that he had been ‘verbally and physically’ abusive towards her. Their divorce was finalized in January 2017, with Heard receiving a $7million divorce settlement.
In a wide-ranging interview with Depp last June, Rolling Stone reported that those close to Depp had begged him not to wed Heard and get a pre-nup – both of which he ignored.
Depp has had a litany of legal woes in recent years. He is currently embroiled in multiple lawsuits against his former business managers claiming that they squandered the majority of his estimated $650 million movie fortune. He has also filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against Heard.
Polina, whose family live in Russia, is believed to have come to the US two years ago to further her career as a dancer.
The insider said: ‘She’s really sweet and caring. She’s very talented. I’m sure Johnny assists but she’s off doing her own thing.
‘She is very low-key. She goes to her dance choreography from his place and she comes back. I don’t think anyone knows she’s living there.’
The source told DailyMail.com that the couple are very much in love and that he wants to marry her.
‘Polina said that they are going to get married and that he wants to go to Russia to meet her parents.’
Her parents, Irina and Gennady Glen, live in St. Petersburg.
Attempts to reach Polina Glenn and her mother, Irina, were unsuccessful. Depp did not respond to a request for comment.
Depp was pictured walking side-by-side with the brunette last May while he was on tour in Moscow with his band The Hollywood Vampires, though her identity was unknown until now
The go-go dancer competed in a dancer competition in 2013 (pictured above) wearing a skimpy tan ensemble and black heels. She came in second place
‘Polina said that they are going to get married and that [Johnny] wants to go to Russia to meet her parents,’ the source says
The source insists that Polina is not a gold digger and says the woman in her mid twenties is ‘very down-to-earth’ and thinks that’s why Johnny Depp loves her
Irina Glen was born in Soviet Kazakhstan and studied electrical power installations at St Petersburg State Polytech University.
She has a private business selling willow herbal tea from Karelia, a region in north-west Russia. She travels regularly in particular to Italy. In February 2015, Irina qualified as a travel guide and Italian translator.
Polina, whose family live in Russia, is believed to have been in the US for two years, furthering her career as a dancer when she met Depp
From her public Instagram account, Polina has posted several pictures from St. Petersburg in the last week, including one from a dance studio. On Sunday, she posted a sultry image, dressed in spandex, with the caption: ‘Your Easter Bunny.’
In June 2018, she posted a picture on an empty road with a desert scene, writing: ‘Road trip, anyone? My next stop is Europe.’
At the same time, Depp and his bandmates, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry, were performing a slew of dates across Europe.
The source continued: ‘Other women in his life are tearing him apart and it has been very easy for him to fall in love with her.
‘She’s not looking for anything from him. She’s real. She’s young. When you’re 55 and you meet a twenty-something, there’s no drama. It’s fresh. You’re completely head over heels. She’s got a beautiful body.
‘She’s not a gold-digger. She’s very down-to-earth and I think that’s why he loves her so much because she’s not the LA crowd, she’s not looking for money.
‘I think for a superstar that’s very comforting. Someone that doesn’t already know you and wants your money? That’s a big thing.’
The insider said that although the couple have traveled to Russia and other parts of Europe together, they spend most of their time together settled in his luxury Hollywood home.
‘He doesn’t like spending time away from her but she understands that he’s got a band and he’s touring. When he comes back, they are together all the time.
‘They are a puppy love couple. They sit together. I think he shows her old movies in his theater. He falls asleep a lot in his chair during the movies.
‘Johnny is really busy, he works all the time. He’s exhausted a lot.
‘There’s alcohol in the house. I’m sure he’s drinking. There’s weed in the house. He’s smoking but I don’t think that’s a big deal.
‘She loves his music, he plays the piano for her.’
The couple are very much in love and Depp wants to marry Polina, the source says. She is a go-go dancer who is pictured above at a dance competition in St Petersburg in 2013 where she came in second place
Though Polina’s exact age in unknown, the source says she is only a few years older than Johnny Depp’s daughter Lily Rose
‘Other women in his life are tearing him apart and it has been very easy for him to fall in love with her,’ the source said, referring to his legal troubles with ex-wife Amber Heard In June 2018, she posted this photo captioned ‘My next stop is Europe,’ at the same time Depp was with his band touring the continent
The source also gave exclusive details of what it’s like to be in the home of Depp.
‘He makes guests sign NDAs when they stay at his house.
‘He’s got a lot of old guitars everywhere, its very musician. He’s got a movie theater in there. Its very old school and homey, lots of wood.’
The insider said that Polina, who is only a few years older that Depp’s model daughter Lily-Rose, was unconcerned by the age difference.
‘It’s about personality. Who’s going to say no to Johnny Depp? The guy’s a superstar.
‘She’s got a mansion and she’s super hooked up now. She’s a dancer, not saying she’s got nothing, but there’s a lot of potential there with him. I’m sure he’ll be pulling strings for her now, she’s getting into bigger things. Her dancing is picking up. She’s cleaned up her Instagram account. She’s doing music videos.’
Polina appears to have been living in LA and working on her dance career since 2017 but has been making regular trips home to Russia.
She took part in dance project, Playground LA, and was trained by choreographer Tevyn Cole.
On April 13 this year, she gave a dancing master class at the dance studio BAZA in St Petersburg.
As a child, she played violin in a local orchestra. On her LiveJournal page in 2011, she posted that she was attending dance school and was having arguments over this with her mother, apparently because she refused to pay for classes.
In 2012, Polina won a beauty contest ran by a local bar, Nebar, in St Petersburg, becoming ‘Miss Nebar 2012’.
The contest was run by DJ Alexey Romeo. The main prize was dinner with him, a Mediterranean cruise and a gift card worth 100,000 rubles or $1,570.
As a child Polina played violin in a local orchestra and in 2012 won a beauty contest ran by a local bar, Nebar, in St Petersburg, becoming ‘Miss Nebar 2012’
Polina is pictured with her mother Irina in 2015, before she made the move to Los Angeles with the hopes of kick-starting her dance career
In 2013, Polina took part in a local reality show, GO GO Girls, organized by promo-studio SubFighters SHOW, headed by Alexander Esaulov.
Polina made it to the final of the competition but came in second place to dancer Tamara Patlay.
In 2016, Polina gave an interview on her dancing and style. She said: ‘My wardrobe is dominated by striking clothes with daring cuts, clothes that hug my body tight, short dresses, bright unusual styles, high heels, brave make up – it’s kind of a daring club style.
‘I often perform at club concerts and mix at various parties where I am seen wearing bold outfits.’
Polina established her own dance school L.I.P.S in St Petersburg around 2015 and also held a special class at Stadia Dance School in the Russian city.
Stadia lists Polina as a go-go dancer. According to the website: ‘Polina Glen is the youngest and most charismatic professional dancer in St Petersburg. For her age, Polina has reached a high level in the dance field.
‘Her dance uniqueness lies in high choreographic training, professional improvisation, the ability to feel the audience and competently work on the stage. Polina is a universal dancer. She is in the TOP10 #GoGo dancers of Russia, and is also one of the best go-go in St. Petersburg!’
In April 2016, she closed her L.I.P.S school but the website remains in operation and sells logo T shirts.
In her early twenties, Polina traveled around Europe, visiting Nice, Rome, Monaco and then took a trip to the U.S.
Heard divorced Depp and attached pictures of the injuries she says she suffered at the hands of her ex-husband in her legal filings
Depp and Heard were married for 15 months before she filed for divorce.
Images emerged at the time showing Heard with a bruised eye and face. She claimed Depp threw a phone at her face and struck her in their home.
Depp has long denied the allegations and has instead claimed that his ex-wife repeatedly violently attacked and severely injured him.
In a $50 million defamation lawsuit against the actress, Depp claims Heard threw a glass vodka bottle at him and caused the bones in the tip of his right middle finger to shatter.
He claims the incident occurred one month into their marriage and resulted in him having to have his finger ‘surgically reattached’.
‘Ms Heard then disseminated false accounts of this incident, casting Mr Depp as the perpetrator of his own injury’.
Last December, Heard wrote an article for the Washington Post in which she said she had received death threats and lost out on work after accusing Depp of domestic abuse.
Depp claims in the lawsuit that he was dropped from Pirates of the Caribbean just four days after Heard’s op-ed was published in the Washington Post.
‘Ms Heard also knew that her elaborate hoax worked: as a result of her false allegations against Mr Depp, Ms Heard became a darling of the #MeToo movement, was the first actress named a Human Rights Champion of the United Nations Human Rights Office, was appointed ambassador on women’s rights at the American Civil Liberties Union, and was hired by L’Oreal Paris as its global spokesperson,’ it reads.
Prior to his marriage to Heard, Depp was in a 14-year relationship with 46-year-old French actress and singer, Vanessa Paradis. The couple have two children, Lily-Rose, 19, and 17-year-old Jack.
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