Johnny Depp Says His Kids Handled Split From Vanessa Paradis Like Champs

Johnny Depp Jerry Bruckheimer Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of FameDivorce or the splitting up of a family certainly isn’t easy, but neither is raising kids in a toxic hell hole of a relationship. Assuming the later scenario with Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, Depp says that he was awfully “proud” of the way his kids reacted when the parents announced their split. Kids are often tougher than we give them credit for.

In promoting his new film Lone Ranger, Depp answers some rather personal questions from Charlie Rose. Nothing like prodding an actor about his personal family life to plug a new movie! To be fair, celeb ladies get the poke, poke, prod, prod, tell us about parenthood on the regular. So it’s rather equalizing that Depp gets the same treatment as an A-List Dad.

When prompted, he had this to say about how his 11-year-old son Jack and 14-year-old daughter Lily Rose handled the news:

“When you have children, there is no room for lies, no room for anything but the truth. Anything other than that is a bad example, I believe. We were just very truthful with them and they were just incredibly understanding, incredibly accepting. I was extremely proud of them, the way they dealt with it.”

Gold stars to the Paradis/Depp kids! And hey look, now Daddy has 27-year-old Amber Heard on his arm! All is well that ends in a hot 20-something blonde girlfriend for old dad, right? Right?

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