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Inside Johnny Depp’s family life – from troubled childhood and couch surfing to fame and kids



Johnny Depp has been in headlines across the world amid his legal battle with ex-wife Amber Heard, but what is the famous actor’s family life really like?

The Pirates of the Caribbean star was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, in 1963 and is the youngest of four children.

His father, John Christopher Depp, was a civil engineer, while his mother, Betty Sue Palmer, was a waitress.

The family often moved home throughout Depp’s childhood as he previously said his mother’s “feet were on fire”, and she couldn’t seem to settle anywhere for long.

The 58-year-old had quite a troubled upbringing as the family struggled to deal with his mother, who was both abusive and suicidal.

Depp has described the daily turmoil he and his three siblings, along with his father, had to endure throughout their lives as his violent mother hounded them.

The family moved to Florida when Depp was just seven-years-old, and they lived in a motel for almost a year before his father found a job.

In 1978, when the actor was 15-years-old, his father decided he could no longer stand the abuse and packed his bags, leaving the family as he departed for work one morning.

As a teenager, Depp became more unruly and began experimenting with drugs as early as 14-years-old.

He told People Magazine in October 1994 that he started smoking at the age of 12, lost his virginity around 13, and “did every kind of drug there was by 14.”

During this time began to shut himself off from the rest of his family and found solace in music, practising his guitar in his bedroom.

Johnny Dep as kidJohnny Dep as kid (Image: WENN)

In 1979 at the age of 16, Depp dropped out of high school to pursue his musical dreams.

He was tight on money and lived out of friends’ cars for several months before moving to LA in 1983.

It was here that his good friend Nicholas Cage encouraged him to try his hand at acting.

By the age of 22, Depp landed the leading role in 21 Jump Street, which launched him to fame.

The Golden Globe-winning actor shares two children with his ex-girlfriend Vanessa Paradis, whom he dated from 1998 to 2012.

Vanessa was married to Johnny Depp between 1998 and 2012 (Image: Getty Images)

Depp has always held his children in great esteem and has spoken about his family in countless interviews.

In a 2013 interview with Rolling Stone, he said: “With my kids, they’re told 75 times a day that they’re loved. One thing I know is they feel loved and secure and happy and needed and necessary and a part of something.”

Lily-Rose Depp

Lily-Rose Depp is Johnny’s eldest child with Vanessa Paradis. She was born in 1999 in her mother’s home country of France.

Like her dad, Lily-Rose has chosen a life in the spotlight and began pursuing an acting career from an early age.

Lily-Rose Depp is the daughter of actor Johnny Depp and Vanessa ParadisLily-Rose Depp is the daughter of actor Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis (Image: Corbis via Getty Images)

She has starred in a number of films, including the period dramas like 2016’s The Dancer and 2019’s The King, where she starred opposite her then-boyfriend Timothee Chalamet.

Aside from her acting Lily-Rose has also made a name for herself as a model, working with brands like Chanel throughout the years.

Jack Depp

Jack Depp is Johnny’s youngest child and only son with Vanessa Paradis.

Jack, who was born John Christopher Depp II on April 9, 2002, has shied away from the spotlight, much to his father’s delight.

Jack with dad Johnny (Image: Lily Depp/Instagram)

People are often blown away by Jack’s similarities to his father and also shares some of his interests, such as music.

Johnny told the Philippine Daily Inquirer in 2014: “My boy Jack has always been a very talented draftsman.

“He draws really super well. He also plays music very well. He’s got a good feel for that. Aside from school plays and things, he hasn’t shown any desire to become an actor. Whew.”

Jack Depp is seriously ill (Image: Getty)


Tina Turner’s Cause of Death Revealed




More details on Tina Turner’s passing have come to light.

One day after the legendary performer died at the age of 83, her cause of death has been attributed to natural causes, her representatives confirmed to Her publicist also told NBC News her death came after a long illness.

E! News has reached out to her manager for comment but hasn’t heard back.

On May 24, her team shared that she passed away at her home in Switzerland.

“With her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow,” a statement posted to her social media pages read. “Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music. All our heartfelt compassion goes out to her family. Tina, we will miss you dearly.”

During the latter years of her life, the “Proud Mary” artist opened up about battling several health issues, including high blood pressure, vertigo, a stroke, intestinal cancer and kidney failure.

In her 2021 documentary, Tina, the singer also shared she experienced post-traumatic stress disorder as a result from her tumultuous marriage to her ex Ike Turner.

“I’ve been on such a wild roller-coaster in the four years since my wedding,” Turner—who wed music executive Erwin Bach in 2013—wrote in her memoir, My Love Story, per Today, “that even I have difficulty keeping my medical catastrophes straight.”

Turner’s passing came just five months after the death of her and Ike’s son Ronnie and nearly five years after her son Craig passed away.

Tina Turner's Cause of Death Revealed

Her death sent shockwaves through Hollywood, with many celebrities speak out about the influence her achievements had on the industry.

“Through her courage in telling her story, her commitment to stay the course in her life, no matter the sacrifice, and her determination to carve out a space in rock and roll for herself and for others who look like her,” Angela Bassett, who played the legend in the 1993 biopic What’s Love Got to Do With It, said in a statement. “Tina Turner showed others who lived in fear what a beautiful future filled with love, compassion, and freedom should look like.”

As the actress—who won a Golden Globe for her role—noted, it was an honor knowing the icon on a personal level.

“Her final words to me, for me, were ‘You never mimicked me. Instead, you reached deep into your soul, found your inner Tina, and showed her to the world,’” she added. “I shall hold these words close to my heart for the rest of my days.”


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Tina Turner survived an abusive relationship with Ike and death of two sons




Tina Turner escaped an abusive relationship to find true love with her second husband, Erwin Bach.

The singer, who passed away aged 83 on Wednesday following an unspecified illness, was in a relationship with the record executive for 38 years. The pair married in 2013.

Tina had publicly praised Erwin for helping her find happiness after fleeing from her first marriage to husband, Ike Turner, which was plagued with physical and emotional abuse.

Ike first met Tina when she was a vulnerable teenager named Annie Mae Bullock. He renamed her Tina, and went on to form the musical duo, Ike & Tina Turner. According to Tina, he micromanaged her career, withheld her finances and beat her while she was pregnant.

After filing for divorce in 1978, Tina was left in debt and had her children to support. She went on to establish a successful solo career.

The songstress met Erwin in 1985 when he was working as an executive with EMI. The pair had an instant connection the moment they met, when he arrived to collect her from Düsseldorf airport.

She said Erwin had taught her how “to love without giving up who I am”, and that he had never been intimidated by her fame or success. He even donated a kidney to her in April 2017, which saved her life.

Writing in her book, Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life for Good, Tina said: “Falling in love with my husband, Erwin, was another exercise in leaving my comfort zone, of being open to the unexpected gifts that life has to offer.

“The day I first met Erwin, at an airport in Germany, I should have been too tired from my flight, too preoccupied with thoughts of my concert tour. But I did notice him, and I instantly felt an emotional connection.

“Even then, I could have ignored what I felt — I could have listened to the ghost voices in my head telling me that I didn’t look good that day, or that I shouldn’t be thinking about romance because it never ends well. Instead, I listened to my heart.”

Tina’s spokesman confirmed she died “peacefully” at home and added: “With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model. With her music and her inexhaustible vitality, Tina Turner thrilled millions of fans and inspired many artists of subsequent generations.”

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Tina Turner: legendary rock’n’roll singer dies aged 83




Tina Turner, the pioneering rock’n’roll star who became a pop behemoth in the 1980s, has died aged age of 83 after a long illness, her publicist has told the PA news agency.
Turner affirmed and amplified Black women’s formative stake in rock’n’roll, defining that era of music to the extent that Mick Jagger admitted to taking inspiration from her high-kicking, energetic live performances for his stage persona. After two decades of working with her abusive husband, Ike Turner, she struck out alone and – after a few false starts – became one of the defining pop icons of the 1980s with the album Private Dancer. Her life was chronicled in three memoirs, a biopic, a jukebox musical, and in 2021, the acclaimed documentary film, Tina.

“Turner’s musical character has always been a charged combination of mystery as well as light, melancholy mixed with a ferocious vitality that often flirted with danger,” scholar Daphne A Brooks wrote for the Guardian in 2018.
Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock on 26 November 1939 and raised in Nutbush, Tennessee, where she recalled picking cotton with her family as a child. She sang in the tiny town’s church choir, and as a teenager talked – or rather, sang – her way into Ike’s band in St Louis: he had declined her request to join until he heard her seize the microphone during a Kings of Rhythm performance for a rendition of BB King’s You Know I Love You.
She had suffered ill health in recent years, being diagnosed with intestinal cancer in 2016 and having a kidney transplant in 2017.

‘I was just tired of singing and making everybody happy’ … Tina Turner performs at the O2 Arena, London, in 2009. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

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