We know you’re all dying to hear more about Johnny Depp’s (Pirates of the Caribbean) real-life father. Keep reading to find out more about Johnny’s dad, John Christopher Depp.
Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Johnny’s Dad John
Johnny has been in the public eye for the better part of his life as a Hollywood star, but he has rarely discussed his famous parents, Betty Sue Palmer and John Christopher Depp. Among his four siblings, he is the lastborn. In 1978, when he was only 15 years old, his parents made the difficult decision to divorce.
His son, Johnny Depp, actor of The Rum Diary, said his father, John Christopher Depp, is a civil engineer during an interview with Inside The Actor’s studio. John Christopher Depp, born in 1938, was the child of Violet Mattie Grinstead and Oren Larramore Depp.
According to Johnny, his father abandoned the family after his parents separated, and at about the same time, Johnny stopped attending school to pursue a career as a musician.
The sudden departure of Johnny’s father prompted his son to approach him. The 58-year-old said, “He said, ‘I’m done,'” revealing his father’s true feelings. I can’t. No longer can I continue.
It has gotten to be too much for me to bear. In this situation, you have assumed the role of the man. Those weren’t exactly comforting remarks to hear. I wasn’t prepared for such words to be spoken to me.
So, What did Johnny have to Say About His Dad Leaving the Family?
The actor of 21 Jump Street called his father’s departure “cowardly” at the time, but he has since talked to him to learn more about why he abandoned him, his mother, and his siblings.
It appears that Johnny has forgiven his father and can now fully comprehend the reasoning behind his father’s action. According to The Post’s reporting, in court, Depp described his father as “a good man.”
“He apologised to me for having gone through the flogging — the belt,” the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them actor revealed. In addition, he said that his father was never violent toward him. ‘At the same time, my father was somewhat at the mercy of Betty Sue,’ Johnny continued.
A Bit About Johnny’s Mom, Betty Sue Palmer
When Johnny was young, his mother, Betty Sue, worked as a waitress. Johnny Depp was born in Owensboro, Kentucky to Sue and her then-husband John, but the family relocated frequently throughout his childhood.
Speaking on his mother, Johnny stated, “She’s just one of the smartest, funniest, greatest individuals I’ve ever been blessed enough to know.” This was during an interview with James Lipton. One of my closest pals, she is. Betty died of cancer in Los Angeles on May 20, 2016, at the age of 81.
Johnny is currently involved in a defamation suit with his ex-wife, Amber Heard. Our only wish is that the facts of their case become public and that they receive swift and appropriate punishment.
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