Johnny Depp father: What to know about John Christopher Depp

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Johnny Depp is widely known as an American actor who doubles as a musician and as many people like to more about him and his personal life his father seems to have gotten some of the attention.

In this article, we’re going to dive deep into everything you need to know about the father of Johnny Depp, John Christopher Depp.

Johnny Depp father
Johnny Depp and his father

Who is Johnny Depp’s father?

Well, John Christopher Depp is the father of American actor Johnny Depp and was married to Betty Sue Palmer, the mother of the Pirate of the Caribbean star.

Johnny Depp’s parents were married for a while but they divorced and went their separate ways in 1978 when Johnny Depp was just 15 years old.

According to the actor in an interview with Inside The Actor’s studio, he explained that his father is a civil engineer by profession.

John Christopher Depp was born to his parents Oren Larramore Depp and Violet Mattie Grinstead in 1938. Johnny Depp added that after his parents divorced his father left the family and at the same time he dropped out of school and started performing in bands.

He later confronted his father for leaving them and in his testimony, the actor opened up about what his dad said, “He said, ‘I’m done. I can’t. I can’t do it anymore. I can’t live it anymore. You’re the man now. Those words didn’t sit well with me. I didn’t feel like I was ready to hear those words.”

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Johnny Depp’s reaction to his father’s departure

Johnny Depp revealed that the exit of her father from their lives was cowardly but he has seen confronted him for a better understanding of why John Christopher Depp left the family.

It is believed that the actor and his father are now on good terms as he has gotten the understanding and explanations from his father. In his testimony reported by The Post, he described his father as “a good man”

In his words, “He apologized to me for having gone through the whipping — the belt. He also said that his dad wasn’t abusive. Johnny further added, “At the same time my father was to some degree at the mercy of Betty Sue.”

Meanwhile, the mother of Johnny Depp, Betty Sue Palmer has passed away at the age of 82 on May 20th, 2016 due to cancer.

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