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Johnny Depp praises 'sexually fluid' daughter Lily Rose (16)

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Published 20/11/2015 | 09:05

Lily Rose and Johnny Depp
Lily Rose and Johnny Depp
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 31: Lily-Rose Depp attends the CHANEL Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Metiers d'Art Collection at Park Avenue Armory on March 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Johnny Depp claims his daughter is one of the smartest human beings he has ever met, so he wasn't surprised when she told him she may not be 100 per cent heterosexual.

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The Hollywood actor has 16-year-old Lily-Rose with his ex-partner Vanessa Paradis, with who he also has son Jack John Christopher.

Lily-Rose is quickly establishing a name for herself in the world of showbiz thanks to acting roles and modelling campaigns, and in August she candidly admitted she sees herself as "sexually fluid" rather than completely straight.

Despite it causing surprise among fans, Johnny has nothing but praise for his daughter and her openness.

Lily-Rose Depp attends the CHANEL Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Metiers d'Art Collection at Park Avenue Armory
Lily-Rose Depp attends the CHANEL Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Metiers d'Art Collection at Park Avenue Armory

"She’s got thousands of followers on social media, and they were all taken completely by surprise," Johnny said, according to MailOnline.

"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.

Lily-Rose Deep and Vanessa Paradis arrive at Chanel Fashion Show during the Paris Fashion Week S/S 2016: Day Eight on October 6, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
Lily-Rose Deep and Vanessa Paradis arrive at Chanel Fashion Show during the Paris Fashion Week S/S 2016: Day Eight on October 6, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)

"Lily’s really together - she’s a sharp kid and one of the smartest human beings I have ever met. She’s far surpassed myself there - and my friends, too!"

It seems Lily-Rose is growing up quicker than Johnny anticipated, as she's been working with the likes of fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld for his personal ventures as well as with Chanel.

Johnny Depp with Lily-Rose's mother, Vanessa Paradis in the early days of their relationship
Johnny Depp with Lily-Rose's mother, Vanessa Paradis in the early days of their relationship

The handsome star is finding it difficult to come to terms with his "little girl" transforming into a young woman, especially when she's dolled up.

"If you’re not really looking for it, you can miss it, and Lily-Rose is on that road already and there’s nothing I can do to stop it," he said.

French-US actress and model Lily-Rose Depp poses before the Chanel 2016 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on October 6, 2015 at the Grand Palais in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT
French-US actress and model Lily-Rose Depp poses before the Chanel 2016 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on October 6, 2015 at the Grand Palais in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT

"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."

He added that he never wanted his daughter to follow in his footsteps and become an actress, but he knows it's something she feels passionately about.

Johnny reveals that will never stop worrying about her though, no matter what age she is. One thing that reassures him is that Lily-Rose has a "sensible head on her shoulders".

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