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Who is Joseph Gatt's girlfriend Mercy Malick? GOT actor's dating life explored

Shania Wilson April 14, 2022
Who is Joseph Gatt's girlfriend Mercy Malick? GOT actor's dating life explored
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Game of Thrones’ Joseph Gatt is making headlines this week after the Los Angeles Police Department announced that the actor was under investigation for very serious charges.

Gatt has since refuted these claims in a statement posted on Instagram, saying that the allegations are “100% categorically wrong and reckless.”

As the story develops, we take a look at Joseph Gatt’s personal life, including getting to know his girlfriend Mercy Malick.

Here’s what we know.

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Who is Mercy Malick?

Mercy Malick, 50, is the girlfriend of GOT actor Joseph Gatt.

Born in Los Angeles, California in 1972 to parents Peter Malick and Patricia Ann Diskin, Mercy went on to graduate high school and attend Stanford University on a work-study scholarship, according to IMDb.

During her time at Stanford, Malick earned degrees in political science and communication but decided to venture in a different direction when it came to her career. Like boyfriend Joseph Gatt, Mercy went on to work in the entertainment industry as an actress.

The star appeared in NCIS: Los Angeles, and also is credited in 2020’s S.W.A.T. and 2015’s Circle.

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Joseph Gatt and Mercy Malick’s relationship explored

Malick and Gatt have been dating since 2009 and reside in Los Angeles together.

In a 2013 interview with Startrek.com, Joseph opened up about his first date with Mercy, recalling a pretty funny anecdote.

“On my first date with Mercy Malick, we were sitting in her bedroom and just talking,” the actor told the publication.

“She asked me openly, “What’s the worst thing you can tell me about yourself that might scare me away?’ So I responded coyly, “Well, I am a huge Sci-Fi/Star Wars geek and have a huge collection of Star Wars toys in storage in the UK which I’m having shipped here pretty soon.” Mercy stared and me and told me to “Wait right there.” So I waited while she went into her closet and reached for the top shelf.

“As she did this she said, “I haven’t ever shown this to anyone before on a first date!” She then pulled out a mint-looking Darth Vader action figure carry case from 1980. She placed it on the bed next to me and then opened it up… and it was FULL of mint-condition action figures! It was immediate love.”

Gatt also admitted that in order to score a date with Mercy, he had to run across Santa Monica beach to “get her number and ask her out on a first date.”

Since, the pair have attended red carper events and premieres side-by-side, making appearances at the likes of the Dumbo premiere and the Vulture Festival opening night.

GOT actor refutes allegations

As reported by People, the Los Angeles Police Department announced Tuesday (12 April) that Joseph Gatt was under investigation in connection to serious allegations.

Gatt has since refuted the claims in a statement, writing: “I obviously want to address the absolutely horrifying and completely untrue allegations recently leveled against me.

“They are 100% categorically wrong and reckless. I have confirmed errors and misleading information in today’s press release.”

He also said that he is “fully cooperating with police and LAPD to get to the bottom of this.”

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Shania is a Magazine Journalism graduate from the University of Derby. Her main passion is rooted in print journalism, however, she also branches out towards social media and is also interested in public relations. Outside of writing, Shania enjoys using social media, reading, and drinking coffee.