The feud between Johnny Depp’s daughter and ex-wife Amber Heard has come to light in the ugly court case between the two stars.
The world knows just about every detail of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s private lives, as the good, the bad and the ugly are dragged into court testimony.
And while most of the public scrutiny has undoubtedly impacted Depp and Heard, the messy divorce and legal proceedings have also impacted their loved ones.
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It appears that anyone even remotely connected to the cast has felt compelled to make public statements – or been dragged to testify in court, as Depp’s former supermodel girlfriend Kate Moss was – at various points since their divorce in 2016.
The overwhelming public attention has also been on the couple’s children (who they didn’t have together) who faced the spillover of scrutiny from the nasty libel battle.
Who are Johnny Depp’s children?
Depp has two children from his 14-year relationship with French model, actress and singer Vanessa Paradis. The couple welcomed their first daughter, Lily-Rose in 1999, and son Jack two years later.
In 2014, she appeared alongside her famous father in Defenseand reprized her role in the 2016 spin-off Yoga pants. His character is set to get a third run in Moose jaws.
The 22-year-old has won wide acclaim for her work in several French films, including her lead role as Isadora Duncan in The dancer (2017), which earned her the Most Promising Actress award at the 2017 Cesar Awards and the Limineres Awards.
Lily-Rose also appeared as Natalie Portman’s younger sister in Planetarium (2017), and alongside Timothée Chalamet (whom she later dated) in The king (2019). She also starred in Crisis, Travelers, silent nightand Wolf.
At just 15, she was chosen by Chanel’s artistic director, Karl Lagerfeld, to be the face of the fashion house, as she has been ever since.
Unlike his sister, 20-year-old Jack Depp has stayed away from the public eye.
What we know of the younger Depp comes from his father’s fond descriptions of a “talented draftsman” and musician.
What impact did the divorce have on the children?
“I’m sure it wasn’t easy for my 14-year-old boy to go to school,” he said during the interview.
“With people saying, ‘Hey, look at this magazine, man. What, your dad beats girls or what? Why did he have to go through this? Why did my daughter have to go through this?
Lily-Rose was among the first people to defend her father against Amber Heard’s abuse allegations in 2016.
In a series of since-deleted social media posts, she shared a photo with her dad and a caption adamantly defending her “loving” dad.
“My dad is the sweetest, most loving person I know, he’s been nothing but a wonderful dad to my little brother and me, and everyone who knows him would say the same,” it read.
In court on April 20, Depp testified that her daughter didn’t attend her 2015 wedding to Heard, revealing the actresses were “not on great terms for a number of reasons.”
He said Heard was “still very fond of MDMA…and mushrooms”, and that the wedding plan was “dinner, dancing and drugs”.
The 58-year-old actor also said his ex-wife drove a wedge between him and his children.
“[Heard] had to have me there at all times for his own needs,” he said.
He remarked early in the trial that he felt the need to “clean up the record” for the sake of his children.
And Amber Heard’s child?
On April 8, 2021, Amber Heard became the mother of a baby girl, Oonagh Paige.
Oonagh was born with the help of a surrogate mother, after the actress learned she could never carry her own baby.
The actress shared the news via Instagram in July, saying she had decided to have a child four years ago and “wanted to do it on my own terms.”
“I now understand how drastic it is for us as women to think about one of the most fundamental aspects of our destiny in this way,” she wrote.
“I hope we get to a point where it’s normalized not to want a ring to have a crib.”
She didn’t reveal the identity of the child’s father or sperm donor, but there was wild speculation it could be billionaire Elon Musk – who Heard dated in 2016 and 2018.
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