Tragic Details About Lily-Rose Depp

Lily-Rose Depp is a force to be reckoned with. The 23-year-old celeb is an actor, model, and singer, just to name a few of her myriad talents. Her successful career should come as no surprise, considering the fact that artistic genes run deep in her family. Her mother, Vanessa Paradis, is a renowned singer in France. Her father, Johnny Depp is... well, does he really need an introduction? He's one of the biggest movie stars to walk the face of the earth!

But despite the inevitable accusations of being born with a silver spoon in her mouth, not everything in life has come so easily to Ms. Depp. In fact, the Chanel model has struggled with many hardships in life, just like the rest of us. Unfortunately for Depp, though, her personal struggles are often publicized for the whole world to scrutinize. "I grew up with the media circus. My whole life," she told i-D in 2015. "My parents were very calm about the photographers, the fans, and all that. But I understood right away that I hadn't done anything to deserve that attention. No matter what happens, it will be there. I didn't choose it."

From struggling with nearly fatal health problems to having her family's dirty laundry aired for the whole world to see on the Law & Crime Network, Depp has been through a lot. Let's take a look at some of the most tragic details about Lily-Rose Depp that made her into the strong woman she is today.

She struggled with an eating disorder

Lily-Rose Depp has opened up about struggling with anorexia nervosa in her teen years. Being thrust into the public eye since birth, she felt pressured to look a certain way. Unfortunately, the beauty standards she sought took life-threatening measures to achieve.

Her eating disorder led people to make cruel and unsolicited comments about her body through social media. Depp, who loves to pose for beautiful snapshots on her Instagram page, faced a wave of backlash from her followers, who claimed she was too skinny.

She opened up to French Elle (Per Hello!) about how much the comments which attacked her physical appearance had hurt her. "I was much younger when I [was] faced with anorexia. It was very difficult to deal with it," she told the magazine. "All who are familiar with this problem know how difficult it is to return to a normal life." But fortunately, it seems as though her struggles are now in the past. "I have battled an eating disorder for a long time and am very proud of the results that I have achieved," the model concluded.

If you are struggling with an eating disorder, or know someone who is, help is available. Visit the National Eating Disorders Association website or contact NEDA's Live Helpline at 1-800-931-2237. You can also receive 24/7 Crisis Support via text (send NEDA to 741-741).

She had severe health issues that nearly killed her

Lily-Rose Depp struggled with life-threatening health issues after contracting an E.Coli infection from food poisoning. She was only seven years old when she suffered the illness, which unfortunately led to kidney failure (per the Daily Mail.) She spent nine days inside the hospital. Lily-Rose was so sick that Johnny Depp left his work obligations to be with her. In fact, the actor, who was then working on "Sweeney Todd," told Entertainment Weekly that he had thought of withdrawing from Tim Burton's film altogether due to his daughter's state.

"To say it was the darkest moment, that's nothing," Depp told the outlet. He continued, "It doesn't come close to describing it. Words are so small. But knowing that those people, Tim [Burton] and the crew, shut down and stood by and waited... I didn't know if I was coming back. I remember talking with Tim, saying, 'Maybe you need to recast.'"

Fortunately, his daughter had a full recovery, and the "Fantastic Beasts" actor was able to return to his lead role in Burton's film. Furthermore, the incident inspired him to be more involved by volunteering at children's hospitals while dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow. On "The Graham Norton Show," Johnny discussed his volunteer work. "To be able to bring a smile or a giggle to these people, it means everything in the world to me," he explained to the TV host.

Lily-Rose Depp's rocky relationship with her former stepmom, Amber Heard

Gaining a stepparent is quite an adjustment for some children, especially at the beginning stages of the new familial dynamic. Lily-Rose Depp reportedly did not see eye to eye with Johnny Depp's new wife, Amber Heard. In fact, it seems as though the Chanel model went out of her way to protest their relationship, considering she didn't even attend her father and Heard's wedding ceremony. The reason? "She and Ms. Heard were not on particularly great terms, for several reasons," Johnny Depp said (via Us Weekly). He provided this information during his testimony in the 2022 defamation case he brought against Heard. He reported to the court that his children tried to avoid Heard at all costs. "They refused to be around her anymore," he revealed (via The News International). 

In 2016, when Heard accused Depp of domestic violence, the model took to Instagram to defend her father in a now-deleted post. According to Variety, she said, "My dad is the sweetest most loving person I know. He's been nothing but a wonderful father to my little brother and I, and everyone who knows him would say the same."

If you or someone you know is dealing with domestic abuse, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233. You can also find more information, resources, and support at their website.

Her heartbreaking split with Timothee Chalamet

Going through a breakup is bad enough, but when you're splitting up with Timothée Chalamet, it must be 100 times worse! Lily-Rose Depp and the "Call Me By Your Name" star reportedly started dating in 2018, according to E! News. The two met while acting alongside each other in the Netflix film "The King." After filming wrapped up, the co-stars were often spotted by paparazzi walking hand in hand down the streets of New York. But sometimes, the paparazzi interfered with Chalamet and Depp's alone time. For example, on a romantic getaway to Italy in 2019, the pair was snapped by the press during a steamy make-out session. The pictures became the butt of a joke on the internet for some time, and Chalamet admits he found it incredibly mortifying.

He told GQ, "I went to bed that night thinking that was one of the best days of my life. I was on this boat all day with someone I really loved, and closing my eyes, I was like, indisputably, 'That was great.' And then waking up to all these pictures, and feeling embarrassed, and looking like a real nob?"

The couple officially split around April 2020, as Us Weekly reported. But fortunately, it seems as though they're on good terms. A year following their breakup, the former couple spent some time together in New York, according to ET, where Chalamet supposedly bought Depp a dress. Who doesn't love a friendly pair of exes?

Lily-Rose Depp deals with 'a ton of anxiety' about her celebrity status

While most celebrities have worked incredibly hard to become recognized by the public, Lily-Rose Depp had no choice but to become famous. Because her parents happen to be Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, the French-American actor has been a household name since birth. Unfortunately, being in the spotlight hasn't always been easy-breezy for the starlet. In fact, it has led to some mental health issues. She opened up to W magazine, saying she has "a ton of anxiety" due to her fame. But fortunately for the beauty, she has a great artistic outlet for her anxious tendencies: performing. "When I'm acting, I'm not thinking about myself," Depp revealed to the magazine. "Because I'm not there. You know?"

It may seem as though getting a respectable career in Hollywood would be effortless for the 23-year-old. Yet, in her opinion, she believes there's even more pressure to prove herself as a stand-alone talent, as opposed to just "Johnny Depp's daughter." "I've always been under the impression that I have to work twice as hard to prove to people that I'm not just here because it's easy for me," she once told Vogue Australia. "I feel like you're not what your name is. If you're not right for something, they're not just going to hire you because your name looks good on the post."

Her parents' personal drama was aired out for the world to see

Divorce is difficult for most families, especially if all the personal drama between ex-spouses is documented for the entire world to see. In Lily-Rose Depp's case, with her parents both being celebrities, a lot of their challenges and hurdles turned into front-page news surrounding their 2012 divorce. This was especially evident during the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard defamation trial in 2022. During a particularly brutal cross-examination, the "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor was grilled for an email message he sent Elton John in 2013 about his ex-wife, Vanessa Paradis (Lily-Rose's mother). In the note, he painted Paradis in a highly negative light, using derogatory terms to describe her (via the Independent).

In a 2013 Rolling Stone interview, Johnny admitted how things weren't always easy within their family unit. "Relationships are very difficult. Especially in the racket that I'm in because you're constantly away or they're away, and so it's hard. It wasn't easy on her. It wasn't easy on me. It wasn't easy on the kids," he said, speaking of his romance with Paradis. Depp added, "So for whatever reason that ­ceases, it doesn't stop the fact that you care for that person, and they're the mother of your kids, and you'll always know each other, and you're always gonna be in each other's lives because of those kids. You might as well make the best of it."

She allegedly struggled to cope with Johnny Depp's addiction

In Amber Heard's testimony during the defamation case against Johnny Depp, she alleged that Lily-Rose Depp struggled to cope with her father's addictions. During one particularly harrowing incident, she described Lily-Rose's reaction to the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star being in an alcohol-fueled state. Explaining the incident on the stand, Heard said it all took place on a boat during a family outing on Johnny's private island.

"He was off the wagon again, but he didn't want to tell his kids, so he was hiding it from them," Heard told the jury (via ET). She added, "He just kept drinking, and the behavior kept getting more obviously drunk. And Lily-Rose, his daughter at the time, was young. She was maybe 14. And she started to get panicky and started asking questions about his drinking." The "Aquaman" actor went on to say that Lily-Rose developed what she alleged to be "almost like a panic attack." According to Heard, Johnny was violent toward Heard, and it got so bad that she and Lily-Rose had to escape the situation by any means. Heard alleged that they ended up calling a helicopter so she and Johnny's daughter could get off the boat.

In 2005, Johnny Depp told Rolling Stone magazine that he wanted to stop drinking. "I spent years poisoning myself," he revealed, adding, "Now I look back and say, 'Why? Why did I do that?'" 

If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction issues, help is available. Visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website or contact SAMHSA's National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

She was harassed by Johnny Depp fans on social media

During Johnny Depp's trial against Amber Heard, many of his friends, family, and former partners spoke up to defend him. However, because Lily-Rose Depp understandably chose to stay under the radar during the trying time, some of Depp's biggest so-called supporters took her public "silence" as a sign that she did not stand by her father's side. 

Strangers approached Lily-Rose's Instagram page to bother her in the comments sections of old posts. One user said, "By the looks of it she doesn't care one bit about her dad, how sad not to even show any support for what he's been going through." While some people were kind to her, others kept insisting that the 23-year-old was obligated to be vocal at the time to defend her father. "Would love to see you post something to support your dad right now?" another wrote.

Fortunately, many people have defended Lily-Rose on Twitter (via BuzzFeed News), claiming that it is unfair to attack the young celeb for choosing to hold on to her privacy. And based on her previous social media posts where she celebrated her birthday, it seems like she refuses to let the hateful comments get to her. With her dad's trial concluded, it seems like things are getting better for Lily-Rose Depp, day by day.