Is Chloe Zhao Married Or Is The Oscar Winning Director Dating Someone?

Fri Apr 30 2021
By   Selena

Chloe Zhao’s work on Nomadland got her nominated in 4 categories at the Academy Awards among which she won 2. 

In spite of this, the Best Director winner has managed to keep most of her personal life away from the eyes of the media. 

The director is a history maker and was the first woman of color to win the Best Director award.

Her fame has skyrocketed after she won but she was always an immensely respected part of the film industry all over the world. Read About the star and her love life below. 

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Chloé Zhao’s Relationship Status In 2021

Zhao is not married as of April 2021; however, she is in a serious relationship with fellow cinematographer and film enthusiast, Joshua James Richards. 

Zhao is in a relationship with Joshua James Richards in 2021
Zhao is in a relationship with Joshua James Richards in 2021
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They have been together for a number of years and live together in California with their 2 dogs and 3 chickens. 

They do not have any kids together but treat their pets like family. 

Additionally, she and Richards have also worked together, the majority of their work has been indie-dramas. In fact, Zhao’s reputation is as an indie legend in Hollywood. 

The star director also thanked her husband and his help for her success and Oscar win. She is one of the most sought-after directors in the world in 2021. 

Zhao And Richards’s Unique Filming Style 

Chloe and Joshua have more than romance together, they also have professional chemistry and have created their own unique style of films. 

The pair tell hyper-realistic stories and have become known for their incredible way of portraying stories on the screen. 

As a matter of fact, they have also gotten acclaim for their incredibly touching stories told in one of the most real ways on film. 

Similarly, the pair are teaming up once again to create what fans have speculated to be another huge hit, “Eternals”, a Marvel movie that is sure to be another feather in the cap of the duo. 

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Who Is Joshua James Richards?

Joshua James Richards is a cinematographer and filmmaker who has worked in the industry for several years. He has worked on various acclaimed indie films but had his break in 2017. He has worked on various other films including on ‘Nomadland’. 

Joshua James Richards and Chloe Zhao are longtime partner
Joshua James Richards is Chloe Zhao's longtime partner
Image Source: Film Independent 

As a cinematographer, he has 15 credits and is known for his unique style of filming. 

In addition to this, he has also worked as a production designer. Similarly, Joshua has several credits in the camera and electrical department. 


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