Johnny Depp’s Parenting Advice for Prince William

Since his split from long-time girl­friend, Vanessa Par­adis, Johnny Depp has got­ten quite a bit of slack for his rela­tion­ship with the much younger Amber Heard—he’s 50 and Heard is only 27. Heard has also got­ten closer to Depp’s two kids—whom he had with Paradis—and Par­adis isn’t too happy about it. She report­edly feels like Heard is only inter­ested in Depp’s money and fame, and that Depp is only going to break their kids’ hearts when his rela­tion­ship with Heard inevitably ends.

Despite Par­adis’ claims, Depp has always been con­fi­dent in his par­ent­ing skills, and now he’s pass­ing on some words of wis­dom to Prince William, who wel­comed his first child on July 22, 2013. “First of all, it’s the great­est thing you will ever expe­ri­ence, with­out ques­tion. It’s the great­est ride ever,” Depp told Prince William via a radio inter­view. Hav­ing a packed sched­ule, he’s real­ized that the only thing any good par­ent can do for their kids is spend time with them. “The best thing you can do is just love them and be there.”

Depp does seem to be tak­ing his own advice. He recently took his kids with him on a trip to Japan, where he was pro­mot­ing his new film The Lone Ranger. Heard was also with them. The actress was pho­tographed plac­ing a pro­tec­tive arm around Depp’s 11-year-old son.

What do you think: Is it too soon for Johnny Depp’s kids to be get­ting so close to Heard? Would you take par­ent­ing advice from Depp?


“Johnny Depp gives William par­ent­ing tips,” Belfast Tele­graph web site;, last accessed July 23, 2013.

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  • Beth Cofe­lice Glidden

    It is to soon , If his ex Vanessa Par­adis believes that Amber Heard is after his money and fame he should lis­ten to her and Not let his and Vanessa’s chil­dren get to close for a while. I will bet she will become preg­nant as soon as she can to guar­an­tee hold­ing on to the money and fame.