Johnny welcomed his daughter, Lily-Rose, in 1999 with his then-partner Vanessa Paradis. The Golden Globe-winning actor also shares a son, Jack, with the French model, whom he dated from 1998 to 2012. After his split from Vanessa, Johnny quickly moved on with Aquaman 2 actress Amber Heard. The pair first met in 2009 when they worked together on the set of The Rum Diary. Years later, Johnny admitted during an April 2022 court hearing that he began developing feelings for Amber while working on the film, despite still being in a relationship with the mother of his children. Amber, for her part, was also in a relationship when she met Johnny at that time. Both stars, however, conveniently split from their respective partners before reconnecting in 2012.
Johnny and Amber went on to marry each other in 2015 after several years of dating. But by 2016, Amber filed for divorce and was granted a restraining order against the actor. Their divorce was finalized in 2017 after they reached an out-of-court settlement, from which Amber received $7 million and as per sources, she donated that to charity. Their divorce suddenly got messy the following year, however, when the Zombieland actress published an op-ed in The Washington Post, where she opened up about her experience as a victim of domestic abuse. The article did not mention Johnny by name, yet the timeline included in the piece made it all but obvious that the actor was the subject of the op-ed.
Following Amber’s story, Johnny filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife in the United States, claiming that her allegations were completely false. The actor also sued the publishers of British newspaper The Sun in a related lawsuit, after the paper published an article calling him a “wife-beater”.
And as per the sources, Lily has also slammed Johnny’s ex-wife Amber stating that he believes in his dad and that is what makes their relationship special. She also Tweeted regarding the recent court happenings where Amber Heard gave her testimony regarding the whole issue, stating that “I want to say that I don’t believe any of the false stories that have been spread about my fathers. I know my father is the best dad. He has always been there for me and I know that my father and I love each other very much. I know that everyone will be happy once the truth is out.”
Lily-Rose has always been tight-lipped when it comes to speaking about her father—and the same could be said of her response to his ex-wife Amber Heard’s allegations. But while Lily-Rose has never issued a direct statement about her former stepmother’s claims, she has made it clear that she’s on her dad’s side.
While Lily-Rose has not issued a response to her father’s 2022 trial, she has expressed that she’s open to working closely with her father in the future. Like Johnny, the young star has pursued an acting career and has also appeared in films alongside her dad in the past.