Although Johnny Depp is currently unmarried, he was previously married to Lori Anne Allison and actress Amber Laura Heard. The actor has two children but not with any of his ex-wives. He had the kids, a daughter and a son respectively named Lily-Rose Depp and John Christopher Depp III, with the French actress Vanessa Paradis, who was his girlfriend for 14 years.
Though Johnny is a bundle of talent that we cannot get enough of, in recent times it seems like drama can’t get enough of him, thanks to his marriage to Amber Heard, his second wife.
In-between and after his first and second marriages, Johnny Deep has been romantically involved with several other women. He dated Sherilyn Fenn, the Twin Peaks actress in 1986 following her split from Prince; then in 1994, he had a brief romance with Ellen Barkin.
Depp has a thing for dating his co-stars. He dated Juliette Lewis while they filmed What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and the relationship lasted as long as the filming. Also, he dated and even got engaged to Winona Ryder, his Edward Scissorhands co-star, but they split up three years later.
However, as far as the actor’s relationship history is concerned, the name Vanessa Paradis is a popular one as what he had with her is still his longest-lasting relationship and she is the mother of his kids.
Meet Johnny Depp’s First Wife, Lori Anne Allison
- Alias: Lori A. Depp
- Date of Birth: September 6, 1957
- Age: 65 Years Old
- Occupation: Makeup Artist and Producer
- Duration of Marriage with Depp: 1983 -1986
- No. of Kids With Depp: Nil
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor has been in multiple relationships since he became famous but he has only been married to two women and the first was Lori Anne Allison. Widely known as the first wife of the famous actor, Lori is also a part of the movie industry. For many years, she has worked as a makeup artist thereof and has recently taken to production. Lori enjoys living her life away from the limelight. She has been working in the entertainment industry since the late ’80s but has managed to maintain a low-key lifestyle. It is said that she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a recording engineer but at some point, was nudged towards doing make-up for films by some of her friends.
To the best of our knowledge, her work as a makeup artist dates back to 1992 when she worked in Sunset Heat, followed by Acting on Impulse of 1993. For the rest of the decade, she worked in various capacities in the makeup department of productions like Cyber Bandits, Venus Rising, Rule of Three, The Ultimate Lie, Matters of Consequence, and Drop Dead Gorgeous (A Tragicomedy): The Power of HIV Positive Thinking. Much wasn’t heard from her in the 2000s as she only worked in Life Is a Banquet, Supreme Court of Comedy, The Cold Reader, and Stand Up to Cancer.
She remains active in the industry; some of her recent works were in The Muse and Recalculating. More than that, she is also a producer currently working on Long Lonesome Highway: The Story of Michael Parks. Also a published author, Lori and her sister, a photographer named Suzanne Allison, co-published Gimme Shelter in 2013. It is a photographic book with pictures of many celebrities and their pet. The sisters have been using the book to raise funds for animals.
Being a celebrity makeup artist, it comes as no surprise that Lori has a handful of businesses built around makeup. Notably, she owns a line of lip glosses called Serendeppity. While it has been over three decades since her marriage to Johnny Deep came to an end, people are yet to stop asking questions about how their relationship began and what happened to the marriage.
Depp Met Lori Through Her Brother and They Got Married On The 20th of December 1983
More than being an actor, Johnny Depp is also a musician and according to various reports, his career as a musician has something to do with his relationship and eventual marriage to Lori Anne Allison. As the story goes, Lori is the sister of a band member of The Kids. Depp had founded the band after he dropped out of high school and its bassist was Lori’s sister. The details are sketchy but it is widely believed that it was through the bassist that the former couple met.
On December 20, 1983, when Johnny Depp was 20 and Lori 25, they walked down the aisle. Lori had a significant impact on Depp’s life that ultimately ushered him into stardom. It is said that she introduced Johnny to her friend Nicolas Cage, and it subsequently led to him landing his first big role as Glen Lantz in the 1984 supernatural slasher film, Nightmare on Elm Street. Despite this, their love could not stand the test of time as they parted ways in 1986.
They Had An Amicable Separation and Are Still Friendly To Each Other
Their union didn’t produce any child and it is hard to tell why they decided to end their marriage. Some reports have it that they cited irreconcilable differences and others claim that their career engagements, especially Depp’s, tore them apart. We may never get to known the real reason behind their separation but it is clear that it was an amicable one.
Lori and Johnny still have a cordial relationship. When Depp was accused by his second wife, Amber Heard, of domestic violence, she swiftly came to his defense. According to TMZ, she told friends that the actor was not capable of hurting anyone and would never lay a hand on a woman. Lori added that Johnny never got physical with her during their relationship and did not even scream at her in anger.
Some would argue that 1986 was a long time ago and that people change, but the two seem to have been in good communication since then. Before the whole ugly issue with Amber Heard, she last spoke to Johnny the week following the death of his mother in 2016.
Johnny Depp’s Second Wife Is a Famous Actress
- Full Name: Amber Laura Heard
- Date of Birth: April 22, 1986
- Age: 36 Years Old
- Occupation: Actress and Producer
- Duration of Marriage with Depp: 2015 – 2017
- No. of Kids With Depp: Nil
Born in Austin Texas to David Clinton Heard and an internet researcher named Patricia Paige, Amber has always had a thing for performing arts. Growing up, she participated in beauty pageants and at the age of 17, she dropped out of college and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. Her career took off in 2003 but she only got small roles in television and movies until 2006 when she pulled off a starring role as Mandy Lane in All the Boys Love Mandy Lane. After that, she gained mainstream popularity for her supporting roles in the buddy stoner action comedy film, Pineapple Express, and the martial arts film, Never Back Down, both of which were released in 2008.
In the years that followed, Amber Heard became more popular for the characters she portrayed in movies like The Informers, The Joneses, Zombieland, ExTerminators, And Soon the Darkness, and much more. While several of her works received negative reviews and failed to perform as expected commercially, Amber Heard has established herself as a dominant figure in the competitive industry, thanks to roles in productions like The Rum Diary, 3 Days to Kill, Magic Mike XXL, and The Danish Girl.
The Texas-born actress has been able to sustain her relevance in the industry. Some of her recent popular projects include Justice League, Aquaman, and The Stand. Most recently, she reprised her Justice League role in Zack Snyder’s Justice League and would also portray the character in Aquaman 2, which is still in the pipeline. The actress co-produced And Soon the Darkness, she was also one of the executive producers of Syrup, a 2013 comedy-drama film. In all, she has had an impressive career that made her popular and also led her to her ex-husband, Johnny Depp.
Depp Met Amber Heard On The Set of The Rum Diary In 2009 and They Began Dating In 2012
Amber and Depp met on the set of the movie The Rum Diary, a 2011 comedy-drama film that had them play each other’s love interest. While they met in 2009, their relationship did not start till 2012, but you can bet that the seeds were already planted. It was soon after his relationship with his girlfriend of 14 years and the mother of his two children, French actress Vanessa Paradis, that the actor began seeing Heard.
Despite the massive 22 years age gap between them, there was no stopping the two. Their love was flaming hot and burning, he even allegedly bought her a horse while he was filming the movie, The Lone Ranger, so she could ride beside him. Two years later, in 2014, the engagement ring popped out and they were hitched the next year.
When they got engaged, sources close to the couple related that they were excited to spend the rest of their lives together. It was said that Amber had bonded well with Depp’s kids and enjoyed spending time with them. In February 2015, it emerged that the two legally got married at their home in Los Angeles. They later had their wedding at Little Hall’s Pond Cay, Johnny Depp’s private island in the Bahamas. But as fate would have it, they would soon part ways in an unfriendly manner.
They Parted In 2016 and Divorced The Following Year Over Allegations of Verbal and Physical Abuse
By the end of 2015, Amber Heard was already complaining about Depp and in 2016, precisely in May, she filed for divorce alleging that the actor had been abusive. She even obtained a temporary restraining order against Depp. According to the actress, Johnny verbally and physically abused her several times, usually while he was drunk or under the influence of drugs. She cited a severe incident in December 2015 that left her scared for her life and another incident at her birthday party. Heard alleged that Deep showed up to the party ‘inebriated and high’, shoving her to the floor after grabbing her by the hair.
Amid the allegations made, Amber and Johnny settled in August 2016 and their marriage was officially brought to an end in January 2017. It was reported that Amber dismissed the restraining order against Depp and thereafter, they issued a joint statement wherein they specified that none of them had made false accusations for financial gain as Johnny Depp initially claimed. The statement also said there was no intent of physical or emotional harm in the relationship. At the end of the day, Amber was $7 million richer but she pledged to donate all of the money to charity.
Sadly, that wasn’t the end of their hostile separation. In June 2018 when the Sleepy Hollow actor dragged News Group Newspapers (NGN) to court for an article on The Sun wherein he was described as a “wife bitter”, Amber Heard was brought in as a key witness for NGN and Depp lost the case. He appealed the verdict but failed. The following year, the actor sued Amber Heard for defamation, this was over a piece she wrote for The Washington Post wherein she discussed leaving an abusive relationship. Amber responded with a countersuit in August 2020, alleging that Depp led a harassment campaign and online petition against her which was aimed at ruining her career.
Johnny Depp Has Two Kids, None With His Ex-wives
The actor has two children from a woman he was never married to. As we mentioned earlier, he was in a 14-year relationship with the French actress Vanessa Paradis. While their relationship lasted, they had a daughter and a son respectively named Lily-Rose Depp and John Christopher Depp III.
Lily-Rose Depp Is An Actress and The First Child of The Actor
- Full Name: Lily-Rose Melody Depp
- Date of Birth: May 27, 1999
- Age: 23 Years Old
- Mother: Vanessa Paradis
- Occupation: Actress and Model
It seems like showbiz runs in the ‘Depp’ blood as Lily is an American actress and model. She first appeared in the 2014 movie Tusk, alongside her father and her friend Harley Quinn Smith. Since then, she has played various characters in Yoga Hosers, The Dancer, Planetarium, A faithful Man, Savage, The King, Crisis, Voyagers, and more.
She probably had no choice but to choose a career path in the limelight as she had been the subject of tabloid and media reports since she was a child. Lily was born in Paris, France, and is fluent in both English and French. When Amber Heard accused Depp of verbal and physical assault, she was very supportive of her father and has insisted he is a doting father and a good person.
John Christopher Depp III
- Full Name: Johnny Christopher “Jack” Depp III
- Date of Birth: April 9, 2002
- Age: 20 Years Old
- Mother: Vanessa Paradis
- Occupation: Undetermined
He is the younger Depp child and is growing to look more like his father day by day. He seems to be out of the spotlight compared to his older sister. This was probably the result of an effort put in place by his parents so that he can have some semblance of a normal childhood.
Jack is now an adult but it is still hard to tell what he does for a living. He has been spotted in public several times and his sister often celebrates his birthday on Instagram.