Lily-Rose Depp Finally Divulged The Truth About Her Famous Parents
Plenty of Hollywood’s elite goes on to produce mini-mes that are instantly born into super-star status. And a good portion of those star-studded kids do their best to lay low and do their thing away from the limelight — but not Lily-Rose Depp. As the daughter of none other than controversial actor Johnny Depp and French actress Vanessa Paradis, Lily-Rose hasn't been so lucky with slipping under the radar. But what does the rising star actually think of her ultra-famous mom and dad? Well, now we know because she’s finally opened up about what they’re like as parents.
Where it all began
As you’d expect, Lily-Rose has had a spotlight on her ever since she was born back in 1999. That was a big year in her father’s career as well. The Johnny Depp-starring movie Sleepy Hollow, directed by the actor’s longtime collaborator Tim Burton, came out just a few months after Lily-Rose was born. And even though her parents had only been together for a year, things looked promising for the long term.
Before long, Lily-Rose was joined by a little brother, John Christopher “Jack” Depp III, in 2002. Lily-Rose’s early years weren’t all plain sailing, though. Just a few years after welcoming her baby brother into the world, she unexpectedly made headlines after being whisked off to hospital. And much to everyone’s dismay, things seemed to be serious.
A turn for the worse
Vanessa and Johnny didn’t reveal to the media what had happened to their daughter, but reports suggested she had been suffering from an undisclosed illness. Her worried parents were, of course, at her side throughout her hospital stay. British newspaper the Daily Mirror said that Lily-Rose had been in hospital for nine days, but wouldn’t report more “out of respect for family privacy.” Apparently not following the same respectful line, magazine In Touch claimed to know the details.
Nine days later
According to In Touch, Lily-Rose had contracted blood poisoning after stepping on a nail — ouch. Whether or not her illness was caused by an unfortunate misstep, we do know that eight-year-old Lily-Rose was in Britain while her dad was filming Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the time. And fans had to wait a whole nine days after she first fell ill for news of Johnny and Vanessa’s precious daughter.