We know you are all eager to know more about the father of the Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp. Read the article further to learn more about Johnny’s father John Christopher Depp.
Here’s everything you need to know about Johnny’s dad John
Johnny is a Hollywood star who has been in the spotlight for most of his life but he has hardly spoken about his parents, Betty Sue Palmer and John Christopher Depp. He is the youngest of four children. His parents decided to go their separate ways and got divorced in the year 1978 when he was just 15 years old.
During an interview with Inside The Actor’s studio, The Rum Diary actor revealed that his father John Christopher Depp is a civil engineer by profession. Violet Mattie Grinstead and Oren Larramore Depp welcomed their son John Christopher Depp in 1938. Johnny also stated that after his parents got divorced, his dad left their family, and around the same time, he dropped out of school and was performing in bands.
Johnny even confronted his dad after he left suddenly. In his testimony, the 58-year-old spilled the beans on his dad and said, “He said, ‘I’m done. I can’t. I can’t do it anymore. I can’t live it anymore. You’re the man now. Those words didn’t sit well with me. I didn’t feel like I was ready to hear those words.”
What did Johnny have to say about his father’s departure from his life?
At that time, the 21 Jump Street star described his father’s exit from his life as “cowardly” but since then he has approached his dad to get a better understanding of why he left him, his mom, and his siblings.
It seems like now Johnny and his dad have no bad blood, he has forgiven him and achieved a crystal clear understanding of his decision. As per the reports of The Post, in his testimony, Depp called his dad “a good man”.
The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them actor said, “He apologized to me for having gone through the whipping — the belt. He also said that his dad wasn’t abusive. Johnny further added, “At the same time my father was to some degree at the mercy of Betty Sue.”
A little bit about Johnny’s mom Betty Sue Palmer
Johnny’s mom Betty Sue was a waitress during his childhood. Sue and her then-husband John lived in Owensboro, Kentucky when Johnny was born but the family kept moving around a lot while Depp was growing up.
In an interview with James Lipton, Johnny talked about his mom and said, “She’s just one of the smartest, funniest, greatest people I’ve ever been lucky enough to know. She is truly one of my best friends.” Betty passed away at the age of 81 on May 20, 2016, due to cancer in Los Angeles.
At the moment, Johnny is in the middle of a defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard. We just hope that truth comes out in their case and justice is served as soon as possible. Whom are you supporting between Johnny and Amber? Kindly let us know in the comments section below. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.