Why Lily-Rose Depp Skipped Johnny Depp's Wedding To Amber Heard

It turns out Lily-Rose Depp was not a big fan of her father Johnny Depp's ex-wife, Amber Heard.

Johnny and Heard are currently embroiled in a defamation trial, following the publishing of a 2018 Washington Post op-ed piece written by the "Aquaman" star, in which she insinuated that she is a "public figure representing domestic abuse." While she didn't explicitly mention Johnny, his legal team maintains that the piece had a "clear implication that Mr. Depp is a domestic abuser" and that the accusations "are part of an elaborate hoax to generate positive publicity for Ms. Heard and advance her career," per BBC.

During his testimony, Johnny claimed it was he who was on the receiving end of domestic abuse. He recalled an incident where Heard threw liquor bottles at him when he asked her to sign a postnuptial agreement. "I don't know what a nervous breakdown feels like, but that's probably the closest I've ever been," he confessed at the hearing, per CBS News. He also admitted that some of his family members have a severed relationship with Heard, including his daughter, Lily-Rose.

Lily-Rose Depp was not on good terms with Amber Heard

It looks like there's little truth to previous reports that Johnny Depp's daughter, Lily-Rose Depp, was close to ex-wife Amber Heard. In his testimony, Johnny revealed that, during his intimate wedding with Heard in February 2015, Lily-Rose was not in attendance. Apparently, it was because the two didn't have a great relationship.

"My daughter Lily-Rose did not come to the wedding. She and Ms. Heard were not on particularly great terms, for several reasons," he said, according to People. This was the complete opposite of what Heard said in the past about her bond with Johnny's children. In an interview with Marie Claire in 2015, Heard said being a stepmother to Lily-Rose and Jack was "an honor and the greatest, most surprising gift I have ever received in my life ... I feel new flavors that I didn't know existed. New colors that I didn't know existed have been added to my life. I'm so happy."

It's hard to say who's telling the truth, but when Heard first accused Johnny of abuse, Lily-Rose did not hesitate to defend her father. "My dad is the sweetest most loving person I know," she wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post, per Variety. "He's been nothing but a wonderful father to my little brother and I, and everyone who knows him would say the same."

Lily-Rose Depp is known to have her mom's back

But then again, it shouldn't surprise anyone that Lily-Rose Depp was reportedly never on good terms with Amber Heard, seeing how she has a very close relationship with her mother and Johnny Depp's first partner, Vanessa Paradis, instead. Lily-Rose has always been her mother's biggest defender. 

In an interview with the Independent in 2008, Paradis admitted that, because of her supposed "Lolita" image in the 1980s, she was often bullied. (Per the Daily Mail, Paradis seemingly tried to act and look older than she was, hence the comparison to the sexualized teen.) But according to Lily-Rose, she believed that her mother broke barriers in the entertainment industry. In an interview with The Face in 2019, Lily-Rose described how people were "truly horrible" to her mother, explaining, "Women weren't as celebrated for being comfortable in their sexuality. My mum is a trailblazer, truly. She's taught me a lot about self-confidence."

Interestingly enough, Depp has made some claims about Paradis, their children Lily-Rose and Jack, and their relationship with Heard back in 2013 that likely raised some eyebrows, too.

Johnny Depp's family spoke out against Vanessa Paradis

Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis were supposedly living separate lives before the actor moved on with Amber Heard, per the Mirror. But according to the Daily Mail, Depp had sent Elton John an email in 2013 calling his ex-partner a "French extortionist," who tried to supposedly brainwash their children, Lily-Rose and Jack. He claimed in the email that his children have "fallen head over heels" for his then-girlfriend Heard. As far as Paradis, he suggested that she was likely to sway their children away from Heard. "That is unlike the 'French extortionist (ex c**t) attempts to brain wash them against her... which, I'm sure is imminent," he wrote at the time.

While Paradis has never spoken out against Heard, she did release a statement showing her support to Depp back in 2020. Calling him a "kind, attentive, generous, and non-violent person and father," per the Evening Standard, Paradis said, "This is nothing like the true Johnny I have known and from my personal experience of many years, I can say he was never violent or abusive to me."

Clearly, Paradis and Lily-Rose are keeping their distance from the Depp vs. Heard drama, but have also made clear which side they are on. In Lily-Rose's case, she's sticking close to her mère.