Lily-Rose Depp: Dad Johnny Depp Knew All About Her Sexuality Ahead of Revelation

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Lily-Rose Depp recently joined the Self Evident Project, which celebrates people of a variety of sexual orientations, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, and intersex. Dad Johnny Depp says her revelation wasn't news to him, as she confides in him frequently.

"She's got thousands of followers on social media, and they were all taken completely by surprise," Johnny Depp said in a recent interview with the Daily Mail. "But not me. I already knew because she tells me everything--she's not afraid to say anything to me. We're super-tight and I'm very proud of our relationship."

The actor says his daughter is very mature for her age--and intelligent, too.

"Lily's really together--she's a sharp kid and one of the smartest human beings I have ever met," he says.

Dad is always available for advice, however, should Lily-Rose need any.

"Whatever she is doing, if she needs any advice, I'm there for her," the Black Mass star says. "Kids are going to make their own decisions, but I guess that the only thing you can do as a parent is to offer support. And I do."

Lily-Rose Depp has already caught the acting bug. She has played several roles already at just 16. She has her mom, Vanessa Paradis' talent for modeling, too. Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel have featured her in high-profile ads.

"She's been snatched up by Karl Lagerfeld--which is a coincidence, as he spotted her mother when she was the same age, too--and when I see her with make-up and all that stuff, it's really disturbing, because she's a very beautiful girl, and it's all happening so fast," her famous father says.

It's abundantly clear that Lily-Rose Depp makes her dad proud--for her successes in the acting and modeling field, and for revealing her sexuality--something many teens fear.

With the support of a dad who allows her to be herself, it's obvious she will continue to shine.

Kimberly Ripley

Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and ‘Nana’ to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.