Meet Lily-Rose Depp, Johnny Depp’s daughter who he ‘stood up for’ during his trial with Amber Heard: the 23-year-old Chanel model and actress dated Timothée Chalamet and her mum is Vanessa Paradis
In the closing argument, Johnny’s lawyer Benjamin Chew noted that the case was “about the truth about what really happened” and about showing his two children with ex-girlfriend Vanessa Paradis, daughter Lily-Rose and son Jack, that “the truth is worth fighting for”. Per Stylecaster, Johnny himself previously said that, “I felt it my responsibility to stand up, not only for myself in that instance, but stand up for my children.”
Sadly, both Lily-Rose and Jack have received hate comments for their decisions to stay relatively silent during the mudslinging soap opera.
She suffered from kidney failure
In 2007, young Lily-Rose had a brush with death. The then seven-year-old was hospitalised for nine days due to kidney failure caused by E coli food poisoning. After the “darkest period of his life” was over, as Johnny said during his interview on The Graham Norton Show, he donated US$2 million to the Great Ormond Street Hospital the following year. “They told us her kidneys had shut down and that she would be lucky to survive. For nine days, we sat by her bed, and refused to move until she began to pull through,” he said in 2015 recalling the harrowing time.
She battled anorexia
Lily-Rose also endured anorexia as a child. She spoke about her fight with the eating disorder for the first time in 2016. In an interview, she admitted she was disturbed by critical comments about her looks on Instagram. “It saddens me because I was younger and it was hard to get out of it. Everyone who has been confronted with this disease knows how difficult it is to come back from it. I have been trying to gain weight for a long time and I am very proud of my progress,” she told Elle France.
She was Chanel’s youngest global ambassador
At 16, Lily-Rose was cast in her first Chanel campaign, fronting the brand’s pearl eyewear collection. In 2016, she was named the face of Chanel No 5 L’Eau, the luxury brand’s latest millennial-targeted fragrance. Since then, she has often walked the runway at Chanel fashion shows and flaunted the brand on the red carpet.
However, her new-found fame had father Johnny a little concerned. “What’s happening to Lily-Rose is something that I didn’t expect to happen this early, that’s for sure. She’s been snatched up by Karl Lagerfeld – which is a coincidence, as he spotted her mother when she was the same age, too – and when I see her with make-up and all that stuff, it’s really disturbing, because she’s a very beautiful girl, and it’s all happening so fast,” he confessed in an interview with British media.
She dropped out of high school
“They both left school when they were 15, so they can’t really say anything. You know what I mean? I’ve never thought of university as my goal. I’ve always just wanted to work and be independent. I didn’t have any incentive to keep doing all that work. I read a lot of books, and I research stuff myself that interests me,” she told Vogue.
She identifies as sexually fluid
Apparently, Johnny has nothing but praise for his daughter. The proud father told British media, “She’s got thousands of followers on social media, and they were all taken completely by surprise. But not me. I already knew because she tells me everything – she’s not afraid to say anything to me. We’re super tight and I’m very proud of our relationship.”
She dated her The King co-star Timothée Chalamet
“I went to bed that night thinking that was one of the best days of my life. I was on this boat all day with someone I really loved, and closing my eyes, I was like, indisputably, that was great. And then people are like, ‘This is a PR stunt.’ A PR stunt?! Do you think I’d want to look like that in front of all of you?!” he told GQ later.
Though the couple reportedly split after over a year of dating, it looked like sparks flew again between the former flames as they were spotted shopping together in New York City last year.
- The Pirates of the Caribbean star’s daughter, and sister to Jack Depp, is all grown up, modelling for Chanel and starring in films like The King, Voyagers, Wolf and The Governesses
- But it’s not been all glitz and glamour for the rising star, who suffered kidney failure as a child and has opened up about her anorexia struggles in the past