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Johnny Depp's son: Everything you need to know about Jack Depp

The 20-year-old is Johnny's youngest child

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Gemma Strong
Gemma StrongOnline Digital News Director
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At the start of his defamation trial in April 2022, Johnny Depp said he felt the need to "clear the record" for the sake of his children: Lily-Rose and Jack.

While Lily-Rose is well-known to the public thanks to her blossoming acting career and her work as a Chanel brand ambassador, far less is known about her younger brother and Johnny's absolute double Jack.

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Unlike Lily-Rose, Jack does not seem interested in following his father into an acting career and, as such, lives his life out of the public eye. He is rarely photographed, keeps quite a low profile, and does not appear to have any social media accounts.

Who are Jack Depp's parents?

Johnny Christopher 'Jack' Depp III is the youngest son of Johnny Depp and his ex-partner Vanessa Paradis. His sister, Lilly-Rose, is 23 years old. Jack and Lily-Rose's parents were together from 1998 to 2012, but never married.

Speaking about her children in 2007, singer, actress and model Vanessa told Knack Weekend that while she and Johnny shared a life in the spotlight: "I indeed to keep them away from the cameras, because I don't want our children to be forced to share in our fame against their will. They didn't ask for that."

Johnny and his ex partner Vanessa Paradis© Photo: Getty Images

Jack's parents Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis

Paradis went on to explain that this was part of her reasoning for spending a lot of time living in her native country of France with her family. While admitting "Los Angeles is great too" she told the Belgian magazine: "Only, in the South of France you can live much more anonymously. And that's a [blessing], especially when the children are still young."

While Johnny and Vanessa have worked hard to keep their family out of the spotlight out of fears for their safety as a result of their fame, it's clear they are completely devoted to Lily-Rose and Jack. In an interview with Rolling Stone, the actor admitted: "With my kids, they're told 75 times a day that they're loved."

Johnny also has a tattoo dedicated to his son. It shows a sparrow flying over the ocean with the sun in the background, with the name Jack tattooed underneath. The sparrow tattoo is similar to the one that his Pirates of the Caribbean character Jack Sparrow has.

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Johnny Depp's tattoo for his son Jack

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Johnny also has Lily-Rose's name tattooed on his chest.

Is Johnny Depp's son Jack Depp French?

Yes, Jack and his sister Lily-Rose share both American and French nationalities. The two Depp children were both born in France, in the north-west Neuilly-sur-Seine commune in Paris.

Both Jack and Lily-Rose are bilingual, and speak French with each other, their mother and their extended family. While being interviewed by Keira Knightley for Interview magazine in 2021, Jack's sister sweetly revealed that they used to use their French as a "secret language" when they were at school in America.

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Jack and Lily-Rose were largely kept out of the spotlight as children

"When my brother and I were at the same school, whenever we wanted to say something that was going to stay just between us, we could say it in French and nobody would understand," she told Keira.

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It's clear that Jack and Lily-Rose have a very close sibling bond. While Jack appears to avoid profiles on social media, his sister has a prominent online presence. In 2020 she took to Instagram to celebrate Jack's 18th by sharing a series of lovely throwback photos of the pair together.

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Jack and Lily-Rose are incredibly close

"My little baby Jackie is 18," she wrote. "My baby bro my heart and soul happy birthday I love you SO MUCH!"

What does Johnny Depp's son Jack Depp do for a living?

Unsurprisingly, given his parents' backgrounds, Jack has grown up with artistic interests and abilities. According to his proud dad, Jack is really into drawing and music.

Back in 2014, Johnny told Inquirer: "My boy Jack… draws really super well. He also plays music very well. He's got a good feel for that."

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Jack appears to have no social media presence

However, the actor was light-heartedly relieved to be able to say: "Aside from school plays and things, he hasn't shown any desire to become an actor."

Johnny further told Rolling Stone magazine in 2018 that he was over the moon when he learned Jack had started a band, stating: "That's my kid!"

Johnny cares a lot for his two children. Speaking in 2018 to GQ magazine in the wake of Amber Heard's abuse allegations he said: "I’m sure it wasn’t easy for my 14-year-old boy to go to school, you know what I mean? With people going, ‘Hey, look at this magazine, man. What, your dad beats up chicks or something?’

"Why did he have to go through that? Why did my daughter have to go through that?" he asked, clearly upset. During Johnny's trial in 2022, Jack remained out of the spotlight, as for the most part did Lily-Rose.

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Who is Jack Depp dating?

In keeping with his family's urge to let Jack and Lily live a life out of the public eye, should they wish, very little is known about Jack's private life. However, in 2020, it was reported that he was dating French model Camille Jansen.

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Jack previously dated French model Camille

The pair were pictured out and about together in the UK. In celebration of Jack's 18th birthday, Camille did share an Instagram tribute to her boyfriend, sharing a photo of the couple and writing: "Happy birthday my love."

According to the comments on the post, Jack and Camille have since split, but she remains good friends with his sister Lily-Rose.

What illness did Johnny Depp's son Jack have?

In 2018, Jack's mother Vanessa missed the premiere of her film Knife and Heart because Jack had fallen ill.

The director Yann Gonzalez told reporters at the time: "Unfortunately, Vanessa Paradis could not join us this evening. She had to be absent because of the serious health problems of her son."

While the Depp family never made a statement about Jack's illness, it wasn't the first time the family had dealt with a severe ailment. In 2007, Lily-Rose spent a couple of weeks in the hospital after experiencing kidney failure from an E-coli infection.

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Jack suffered a mysterious ailment in 2018

Speaking about that incident retrospectively on The Graham Norton Show in 2015, Johnny recollected: "I spent time in Great Ormond Street when my daughter was ill. I've known darkness in my life, but that was the darkest period ever."

It remains unknown what the serious health concern which led to Jack being taken ill in 2018 was, but as there has been no news of anything else wrong since, hopefully we can assume Jack has now made a full recovery.

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