Johnny Depp, Son of Jack Depp’s Relationship Amid Amber Heard’s Accusations

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Out of the spotlight. For years, Johnny Depp’s son Jack Depp has kept a relatively low profile despite his father’s Hollywood career. While his sister Lily-Rose has seemingly followed in her father’s footsteps, Jack prefers to lead a more private life. Of course, this only raises questions for those who have followed Johnny Depp’s libel lawsuit with Amber Heard as many want to know what Johnny’s son Jack really makes of the abuse allegations against his father and where he stands with his father. Fortunately, we do have some clues about Johnny and Jack’s relationship today.

Johnny welcomed his son, Johnny Christopher “Jack” Depp III, in April 2002 with his then-partner Vanessa Paradis. The former couple, who dated from 1998 to 2002, also share a daughter, model Lily-Rose Depp, who was born two years earlier than her little brother in 1999. Like his sister, Jack was born in his mother’s home country, France. He was 10 years old when his parents separated and his father moved on to Aquarius actress, Amber Heard. Johnny and Amber first met in 2009 while working on the 2011 film The Rum Diary. It was during this time that Johnny started to develop feelings for the… Pineapple Express actress, despite still being in a relationship with Jack’s mother: “I felt something I shouldn’t have,” said the… pirates of the caribbean actor admitted at an April 2022 hearing for his defamation trial against Amber, whom he married in 2015 after several years of dating.

In 2016, Amber filed for divorce from Johnny and was given a restraining order against him. Their divorce was finalized in 2017 after they reached an out-of-court settlement, leaving Amber with $7 million to later donate to charity. Things got particularly messy, though, when Amber wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post† In her 2018 article, the zombie land actress described her experience as a victim of domestic violence. Although her story didn’t mention Johnny by name, it became clear to anyone who read the piece that the… Alice in Wonderland star was her alleged abuser. Johnny vehemently denied Amber’s claims and filed a $50 million lawsuit against her for defamation. Amber, for her part, filed a counterclaim for $100 million.

Ever since their case first made headlines, many have wondered what Johnny Depp’s son, Jack Depp, thinks about the allegations about his father. For more on where their relationship stands now, including whether his son is siding with him or his ex-wife Amber, read on below.

What was Jack Depp’s relationship with Amber Heard?

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When his father tied the knot with Amber, Jack was only 13 years old. At the time, Amber suggested she was in a great relationship with Jack and his sister, Lily-Rose, during a 2015 Marie Claire interview, she gushed about being their stepmother. She described her relationship with Johnny’s children as “an honor and the greatest, the most surprising gift I have ever received in my life,” adding: “I feel new flavors that I didn’t know existed. New colors that I didn’t know they existed have been added to my life. I’m so happy.”

By contrast, Johnny would later describe his children’s relationship with Amber as “nonexistent” during testimony in April 2022 in court. “My kids are much more intelligent than I am,” he said at the time, before revealing that his daughter Lily-Rose wasn’t even present at his wedding to Amber. “She and Ms. Heard weren’t particularly close for several reasons,” he said. While Johnny didn’t say the same about his son, it’s possible that things were similarly tense between Jack and his former stepmother before she split from Johnny.

What is the relationship between Johnny Depp and Jack Depp?

So, how is the relationship between Johnny Depp and Jack Depp now? Johnny’s son Jack lives an extremely private life and has therefore never commented on Amber’s allegations or his father’s lawsuit. But over the years, the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory actor has painted a solid picture of his relationship with his son. In 2014, Johnny couldn’t help but gush about his son’s talents. “My boy Jack has always been a very talented draftsman,” he told the… questioner then. “He draws really well. He also plays music very well. He has a good feeling about it. Apart from school plays and stuff, he has not shown any desire to become an actor. Wow.”

While Jack does not follow in his father’s footsteps as an actor, he does share some other similarities with his father. For example, the Frenchman bears a striking resemblance to his father. He also seems to have a not-so-happy track record as a bad driver. During an interview with Jimmy Kimmel in 2015, Johnny couldn’t help but laugh at his son getting behind the wheel: “He’s got my instincts, my boy, and he crashed about five golf carts,” Johnny joked. But for what it’s worth, Jack was only 13 at the time, so it’s very possible he’s improved since then.

After Amber’s allegations became public in 2018, Johnny expressed his condolences to his son as he faced public scrutiny over her claims. “I’m sure it wasn’t easy for my 14-year-old boy to go to school; you know what I mean?” Johnny told GQ in 2018. “With people saying, ‘Hey, look at this magazine, man. What, your daddy beats up girls or something?’ Why did he have to go through that? Why did my daughter have to go through that?”

Johnny continued to express his wish over the years to protect his son and daughter from criticism. Beginning his defamation trial in April 2022, the actor shared that he felt the need to “clear the record” for the sake of his children. “It was a complete shock,” Johnny said of Amber’s accusations. “It just didn’t have to go that way, because nothing like this had ever happened before. In the relationship there were fights and things like that, but I myself never got to the point where I hit Ms Heard in any way, nor have I ever hit a woman in my life.”

Johnny continued: “The news of her allegations had permeated the industry a bit and then made its way through the media and social media became a pretty global, shall we say, ‘fact’, if you will. Knowing there was no truth in it at all, I felt it was my responsibility to stand up, not just for myself in that case, but for my children.” He added: “I wanted to rid my children of this horrible thing that they had to read about their father, which was not true.” While Jack has yet to comment on his father’s comments, it’s clear where Johnny stands as a father today.

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