American actor/producer Johnny Depp has opened up about daughter Lily-Rose Depp coming out as sexually fluid. The 52-year-old actor has revealed that he was already aware of his 16-year-old daughter’s sexual orientation.
The teenage daughter of the Pirates Of The Caribbean actor and Vanessa Paradis made the announcement in August on Instagram, sharing a photo of herself from the Self Evident Truths Project. According to the project’s founder, iO Tillett Wright, she does not feel completely straight.
“She’s got thousands of followers on social media, and they were all taken completely by surprise,” said Johnny. “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.”
“Lily’s really together – she’s a sharp kid and one of the smartest human beings I have ever met. She’s far surpassed myself there – and my friends, too! And, whatever she is doing, if she needs any advice, I’m there for her. Kids are going to make their own decisions, but I guess that the only thing you can do as a parent is to offer support. And I do,” he added.
However, Johnny is finding it difficult to see his daughter growing up so fast. He said: “What’s happening to Lily-Rose is something that I didn’t expect to happen this early, that’s for sure! It’s such a funny thing when you see your daughter transitioning from your baby, your little girl, to suddenly being a young woman.
“If you’re not really looking for it, you can miss it, and Lily-Rose is on that road already and there’s nothing I can do to stop it. 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.
“Her becoming an actress was never my dream or my desire for her, but that’s what she enjoys doing, and it’s her passion and it’s where she ended up. And she’s got the goods – she can certainly deliver,” he concluded.