Growing up with Lily-Rose Depp’s parents is surprisingly easy for the young star. Her mother is Vanessa Paradis, and her father is famed actor Johnny Depp. While the young woman is not particularly thrilled with her former stepmother’s accusations that her father is abusive, nor is she happy about the defamation trial that put her family’s life under a microscope, she’s always had a lovely relationship with her mother and father. The young daughter of Johnny Depp and his longtime partner, Vanessa Paradis, is a well-rounded young woman. She is quiet but also driven, and many people are curious to know the untold story of her parents.
How Did Lily-Rose Depp’s Parents Meet?
Lily-Rose Depp’s parents met while Johnny Depp was at work. The year was 1998. The city was Paris. The city of love, so it only makes sense, right? Johnny Depp saw Vanessa Paradis from across the room, instantly knowing she was special. To be entirely honest, he saw her back. He liked what he saw. Then she turned around, and he liked what he saw. He’s made it very clear in the past that he was instantly smitten with Paradis, and things just worked out well for him. That singular moment was history in the making. They welcomed Lily-Rose a year later.
How Long Were Lily-Rose Depp’s Parents Together?
Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis were together for a long time. They spent approximately 14 years of their lives together. From 1998 until they ended things in 2012, they were together. In addition to their daughter, they welcomed a son, Jack, in 2002. Even though they were together for a long time, they never got married, which baffles fans.
Why Didn’t Lily-Rose Depp’s Parents Get Married?
For nearly 14 years, they were together. They raised two kids. Why didn’t they get married? For her part, Vanessa Paradis has always been quiet about her personal life. However, Johnny Depp did address the question about why they never married. “I never found myself needing that piece of paper. Marriage is really from soul to soul, heart to heart. You don’t need somebody to say, Ok, you’re married. If Vanessa wanted to get hitched, why not? But the thing is, I’d be so scared of ruing her last name! She’s got such a great last name,” is what he had to say about it. At the end of the day, our best guess is that they did get married because they did not want to marry one another.
Why Did Their Relationship End?
Once again, these two people seem to prefer to keep their personal lives as private as possible. Perhaps it is because they share two lovely children. Perhaps it is because they have a life together that they lived for such a long time. Perhaps it is because it’s not anyone else’s business. Either way, neither ever discussed the end of their relationship in great detail. Nor did either throw the other under the bus or place any blame. Paradis, to her credit, made a vague comment at some point about being unhappy, but she never said anything else. When her ex was in court for his defamation suit, she was there to testify on his behalf. They seem to get along well.
Where is Vanessa Paradis Now?
We don’t need to ask where Johnny Depp is these days. We all know. However, where are Lily-Rose and Jack Depp’s mother, Vanessa? Vanessa is doing what she does best. She is living her life as quietly as possible while doing everything in her power to protect her children. She’s kept them out of the spotlight almost their entire lives, and she’s not stopping now. She did meet a man after she and Depp ended their relationship, but they were only together for about a year.
In 2016, she and Samuel Benchetrit went public with their relationship. He’s a famed director, and they’d worked together at some point. In 2018, the couple announced they’d exchanged vows in France. They live a quiet life without much fanfare. She works. He works. And she spends as much time as she can with her children. Her life was never one she enjoyed sharing with the world unless absolutely necessary. What we do know is that she seems happily married, and she is happy to be out of the constant stream of the media spotlight. Her relationship with Johnny Depp is good, but we do not see them pulling a Jennifer Lopez/Ben Affleck situation and getting back together at any point.