Johnny Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez is seen for the first time with her boyfriend

The romantic interest of Johnny Depp’s star attorney Camille Vasquez has now been revealed as a British WeWork executive who lives in London.

Vasquez, 37, and her boyfriend Edward Owen, 38, were spotted together on Thursday leaving a Ritz-Carlton hotel in Virginia, not far from the Fairfax County courthouse where she helped Depp secure a blockbuster $10.35 million verdict in his defamation suit against Amber Heard .

During the six-week trial, the high-powered lawyer’s tender interactions with Depp in the courtroom spurred rampant speculation that the relationship might run deeper than attorney-client — and Vasquez only fueled the rumors by chuckling coyly when asked.

All along, however, sources say she has been quietly dating Owen, a successful Cambridge-educated senior director at WeWork, where he is in charge of real estate for Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

A familiar source with the matter confirmed the romantic link, and told DailyMail.com that the couple met in London in November, at an upscale gastropub The Cow.

Camille Vasquez, 37, and her boyfriend Edward Owen, were spotted on Thursday leaving a Virginia hotel near the Fairfax County Courthouse

The romantic interest of Johnny Depp's star attorney Camille Vasquez has now been revealed as Owen, a British WeWork who lives in London.  They are seen together following the trial

The romantic interest of Johnny Depp’s star attorney Camille Vasquez has now been revealed as Owen, a British WeWork who lives in London. They are seen together following the trial

Owen earned a degree in history from Cambridge in 2005, followed by a master of philosophy in real estate in 2006. He is also a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Owen earned a degree in history from Cambridge in 2005, followed by a master of philosophy in real estate in 2006. He is also a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Vasquez and Owen (left) are seen preparing to head to the airport after the trial concluded

Vasquez and Owen (left) are seen preparing to head to the airport after the trial concluded

Edward Owen

Edward Owen

Vasquez has been quietly dating Owen (left and right), a successful Cambridge-educated senior director at WeWork, where he is in charge of real estate for Europe, the Middle East and Asia

‘It’s quite a new relationship but Edward is smitten with her,’ another source said. ‘He has visited Camille in the US since this trial started and she plans to visit him in the UK as soon as the case is over.’

‘It’s long distance and they’re both high flyers in their respective careers, but they’re hoping to make it work,’ the person said.

Vasquez did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Thursday, and Owen could not be reached for comment.

Owen earned a degree in history from Cambridge in 2005, followed by a MPhil in real estate in 2006. He is also a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Prior to joining WeWork in 2017, Owen spent eight years working for international developer titan Swire Properties, with postings in China, Hong Kong and Miami.

During his time in Miami, he attended swanky events for art exhibitions and business awards. In 2018 he was one of the guest speakers at a business networking event in Ibiza, and the following year he was photographed at the CEEQA Gala in Warsaw, Poland.

Vasquez (center) is seen at exclusive Mayfair club 5 Hertford Street on a trip to London last fall.  It is thought to be the same visit on which she first met Owen, sparking their long-distance relationship

Vasquez (center) is seen at exclusive Mayfair club 5 Hertford Street on a trip to London last fall. It is thought to be the same visit on which she first met Owen, sparking their long-distance relationship

A familiar source with the matter confirmed the romantic link, and told DailyMail.com that the couple met in London in November, at upscale gastropub The Cow

A familiar source with the matter confirmed the romantic link, and told DailyMail.com that the couple met in London in November, at upscale gastropub The Cow

It's unclear whether Vazquez and Owen planned a getaway following the verdict, but it seems he wanted to be on hand to congratulate her after she won a massive verdict in her client's favor

It’s unclear whether Vazquez and Owen planned a getaway following the verdict, but it seems he wanted to be on hand to congratulate her after she won a massive verdict in her client’s favor

Vasquez won a massive online following after 'grilling' Amber Heard during cross-examination, demonstrating her skill as a fierce trial attorney.  She is seen above embracing her client dela Depp in court

Vasquez won a massive online following after ‘grilling’ Amber Heard during cross-examination, demonstrating her skill as a fierce trial attorney. She is seen above embracing her client dela Depp in court

Depp and Vasquez appeared very close and at times affectionate during trial, spurring rumors of a romance

Depp and Vasquez appeared very close and at times affectionate during trial, spurring rumors of a romance

Exchanges between Vasquez and Heard were at times tense in the $100M defamation trial.  Amber is pictured in court

Exchanges between Vasquez and Heard were at times tense in the $100M defamation trial. Amber is pictured in court

It’s unclear how Owen may have reacted to the rampant speculation that his new girlfriend Vasquez was romantically linked to Depp.

During the trial, a TMZ reporter asked Vasquez: ‘The people want to know, are you dating Johnny Depp? It’s all over the internet. Can you set the record straight, yes or no?’

The California litigator declined to answer as she laughed, brushed her hair aside and waved to the throngs of fans gathered outside.

As the trial progressed, Depp’s fan lavished praise on the lawyer for her work defending the Pirates Of The Caribbean actor, tweeting out pictures of themselves wearing ‘I heart Camille Vasquez’ T-shirts and memes portraying her as the Nordic god of thunder and Marvel character Thor.

They even made TikToks set to romantic pop songs of Depp and Vasquez exchanging glances, holding hands and talking closely.

Vasquez, a native Spanish speaker, is an associate in the legal firm Brown Rudnick, and one of many lawyers on Depp’s team in his defamation suit against Heard.

Reports are that everyone on Depp’s legal team grew close to their A-list client as they led the way to a successful verdict – both as a professional relationship and a friendship.

Vasquez is seen in social media pictures on a trip to London last fall, believed to be the same visit where she met Owen

Vasquez is seen in social media pictures on a trip to London last fall, believed to be the same visit where she met Owen

Vasquez is seen in social media pictures on a trip to London last fall, believed to be the same visit where she met Owen

Vasquez (right) is seen posing for a selfie as she leaves her northern Virginia hotel on Thursday

Vasquez (right) is seen posing for a selfie as she leaves her northern Virginia hotel on Thursday

The fluent Spanish speaker went to Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles from 2007 to 2010. Above, she is pictured left with her mother and sister

The fluent Spanish speaker went to Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles from 2007 to 2010. Above, she is pictured left with her mother and sister

Vasquez was born in July 1984 to parents Leonel and Marilia Vasquez, who are of Colombian descent.

They live in a $1 million home in Buena Park, according to public records.

Her father once owned a UPS Store in Anaheim. The location has been a FedEx store for the past 10 years, an employee told DailyMail.com.

Vasquez graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in arts, communications and political science in 2006 magna cum laude, Newsweek reports.

She went to Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles from 2007 to 2010 and worked at one law firm before joining her current practice, Brown Rudnick LLP, as an associate.

And she is aptly living up to her billing as ‘One to Watch’ by The Best Lawyers in America for 2021-2022.

She focuses on ‘plaintiff-side defamation suits, with additional experience litigating contract disputes, business-related torts, and employment-related claims,’ according to her bio on the law firm’s website.

She’s also listed as having ‘extensive experience handling parallel reputation management and crisis communications issues arising from these engagements.’

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