Johnny Depp has an uncanny ability to form . For instance, and Marilyn Manson have been some of his most successful. He's extremely loyal to them no matter what and vice versa.
In fact, that he asked him to be his daughter, Lily-Rose's godfather. Nothing else could prove their friendship more, well, other than their matching tattoos, , and unfortunately, matching scandals. as was Manson by his ex-girlfriend Evan Rachel Wood, along with others.
But now that both her father and godfather have been subjected to scandal, where does she stand? She'll always be close to her father, no matter what, but what about her godfather? Doesn't seem like he's godfather material, but he could be behind closed doors. We've heard of weirder godparents in Hollywood.
Depp and Manson became friends in the '90s, and it became quite obvious that they had gotten quite close when Manson started to accompany his friend on the red carpets of some of Depp's movie premieres. In return, Depp would accompany his friend on stage and in a couple of his music videos.
After that, the friends continuously gave each other tokens of their appreciation for one another. Depp gifted Manson his house, and they both exchanged props from their most famous work. Depp traded Manson his wig from in return for Manson's prosthetic breasts that he wore on the cover of his album
Then, they became family when after she was born in 1999. It kinda sounds sweet when you think about it. Here's this little girl who's innocent with an equally innocent-sounding name, and here's Manson, who's dark and almost demonic. They're complete opposites, yet Depp clearly trusted Manson enough to take on the responsibilities.
She needed a godfather. Someone who she can look up to, someone who could look after her if anything happened to her parents. Some might say that Manson isn't a shining example of these things, but picturing them together and having a relationship is kinda heartwarming. We're picturing her innocently accepting him and warming his heart kinda like how Cindy-Lou Who warmed the Grinch's heart.
We don't know if that actually happened but it looks like Manson is a proud godfather. In 2016, Lily-Rose attended Stella McCartney's Pre-Fall Presentation at the record store Amoeba Hollywood with her father and her then-stepmother Amber Heard.
It was definitely a star-studded affair with the likes of Orlando Bloom, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Lily Collins, and Pink all in attendance. Some of the music industry's finest also came out to support the fashion designer, including Anthony Kiedis, the Haim sisters, Brian Wilson, and Manson who took a couple of photos with his goddaughter.
This past July, Lily-Rose was mentioned in her father's libel case against , who claimed he was a wife-beater. In the case, Depp revealed that he gave Lily-Rose, who was 12 at the time, cannabis because she asked to try it.
"My daughter was at a party and someone passed the joint to her," he said. "She was just 12 and she said she didn’t know what to do. I said 'listen, sweetheart, if you are at a party and someone hands you the joint, take the joint from the person and pass it to the next person. Please don’t experiment with drugs with people you don’t know.'"
Instead, he told her to come to him when she was ready and he'd allow her to try it with him. Smoking weed seems to be something Depp likes to do with his friends, including Manson.
When Lily-Rose was 14, her father and godfather dropped her off at school before being photographed together. It looked as if Depp had to sign off on some school notice, so he signed the paper on the hood of the car, then Lily-Rose was seen giving her godfather a big hug goodbye before walking into school.
This situation was also brought up in Depp's case against . Apparently, . Heard told the court that she texted Depp's sister, Christi Dembrowski in February 2014, "JD is on a bender with Manson."
While Depp did confirm that he's taken drugs with Manson "three times" before, he denied drugs were involved that day in 2014.
Despite all of this, there's been no word from Lily-Rose herself. She's not addressed the claims against her father or godfather, nor has she addressed what she thinks happened the day they dropped her off at school.
We don't know if she's continued to keep in touch with Manson after his own allegations came out against him, or even if she did in the first place. But regardless of if the allegations against her father and her godfather are true, she finds herself in a sticky situation by association, unfortunately.
The Depp family is extremely private, so it's no surprise that we haven't heard much about what Lily-Rose's relationship is like with Manson. Judging by the photos we have seen of them together, it seems as if they're close but it's unknown whether she still is. It'll be interesting to see if she's ever spotted with him again.