Johnny Depp was ‘one of the first people’ to know about daughter Lily-Rose’s romance with new girlfriend 070 Shake – and is thrilled that the model has fallen ‘in love’ for a musician who has so many similarities to him.
The 23-year-old was pictured energetically throwing her arms around her love as they indulged in a steamy kiss at LAX after the The Idol star returned from the Cannes Film Festival.
Lily-Rose has been dating the rapper, whose real name is Danielle Balbuena, since January but only went public with the romance this month.
But a source has since exclusively told DailyMail.com that Lily-Rose’s famous father has been aware from the very beginning.
The 23-year-old was pictured energetically throwing her arms around her love as they indulged in a steamy kiss at LAX after the King star returned from the Cannes Film Festival
Lily-Rose has been dating the rapper, whose real name is Danielle Balbuena, since January but only went public with the romance this month
Johnny Depp was ‘one of the first people’ to know about daughter Lily-Rose’s romance, a source told DailyMail.com
A source close to Lily Rose, whose mother is the French singer Vanessa Paradis, told DailyMail.com: ‘Johnny was one of the first people to know about Danielle because Lily and him share everything with each other.
‘Johnny is no stranger to sexual fluidity and was married to an openly bisexual woman for years.
‘It didn’t work out, but Lily grew up knowing this and normalized it. Amber was not secret about her past with anyone in Johnny’s family.’
‘Lily believes she is in love and there is nothing more than Johnny wants in this world than for her to love and be loved by someone who deserves her.
‘He has not been the biggest fan of some of her ex-boyfriends, but there is a reason why Lily and these men did not work out.’
The source continued: ‘Johnny also thinks that it is super cool that his daughter is with a musician because he is a musician.
‘He also sees similarities in style and overall vibe between himself and Danielle. They say that girls fall for guys like their dads, but it seems that girls fall for girls like their dads too.’
‘Lily’s friends think that they complement each other so well. They are so tender and affectionate. Around their friends it is one “awww” moment after another. She is such an authentic and real human being and surrounds herself with the same.’
070 Shake – whose real name is Danielle Balbuena – hails from New Jersey and her rap moniker is a tribute to her hometown zip code
Much like her mother, French singer Vanessa Paradis, Lily-Rose (pictured together) is incredibly private about her personal life
DailyMail.com has contacted Johnny and Lily-Rose’s spokespersons for comment.
Lily-Rose, who holds both French and American citizenship, first went public with the romance earlier this month.
She shared an Instagram snap of herself kissing 070 Shake and gushed in the caption: ‘4 MONTHS WITH MY CRUSH.’
The post finally confirmed a spate of conjecture that had been raging since Lily-Rose and 070 Shake were glimpsed at Paris Fashion Week together in February.
Much like her mother, Lily-Rose is incredibly private about her personal life – however she first shared some insight into her sexuality back in 2016 in an interview Nylon when she insisted that young people should not be forced to adhere to specific ‘labels’ when it comes to their sexualities.
‘So many kids these days are not labeling their sexuality and I think that’s so cool,’ she said at the time, before addressing a 2015 LGBTQ campaign that she featured in – which many saw as her official ‘coming out’.
‘A lot of people took it as me coming out, but that’s not what I was trying to do. I was literally doing it just to say that you don’t have to label your sexuality,’ she explained.
The model has previously had romances with several high-profile figures, including actor Timothee Chalamet and French rapper Yassine Stein.
Timothee and Lily-Rose made several public appearances together after their romance began in 2018 – and sparked a frenzy of intrigue when they were seen putting on a very passionate display on a yacht during a trip to Italy in the summer of 2019.
A source told DailyMail.com: ‘Johnny also thinks that it is super cool that his daughter is with a musician because he is a musician’
Lily-Rose’s last known relationship was with French rapper Yassine Stein, whom she began dating at the end of 2021 – however it’s thought that the pair split after around a year together
In 2021, Lily-Rose sparked furious rumors of a romance with Austin Butler when they were seen putting on a very passionate display on the streets of London
Before dating Yassine, the model and actress had a very high-profile romance with fellow actor Timothee Chalamet (seen together on a yacht in Capri in 2019)
The pair split in April 2020 – although neither has ever publicly addressed the reasons behind their break-up.
After her relationship with Timothee came to an end, Lily-Rose sparked rumors of a romance with actor Austin Butler when the pair was spotted kissing in the street in 2021. But despite their very passionate public display, the two never appeared to get an official relationship off the ground.
Lily-Rose’s most recent relationship was with French rapper Yassine, whom she began dating at the end of 2021.
The former couple were seen out and about together on a number of occasions after their romance was made public – however the relationship appears to have fizzled out after around a year.
Lily-Rose has always enjoyed a close relationship with her famous father.
She recently revealed that she was thrilled that Johnny had made a career comeback after the veteran star got a lengthy standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival for his role in Jeanne Du Barry.
‘I’m super happy for him. I’m super excited,’ she told ET. ‘And it’s so awesome that we get to do projects that we’re super proud of.’
As kids, the actress and brother Jack, now 21, split their time growing up between their mother’s native country of France and the United States.
Speaking previously about her upbringing, Lily-Rose also told Elle: ‘Growing up my parents protected my brother [Jack] and me from it as much as possible.
‘I know my childhood didn’t look like everybody’s childhood, and it’s a very particular thing to deal with, but it’s also the only thing that I know.’
She also addressed nepotism claims and slammed the idea that she has landed roles due to her family connections.
The rising star told the publication: ‘People are going to have preconceived ideas about you or how you got there, and I can definitely say that nothing is going to get you the part except for being right for the part.
‘The internet cares a lot more about who your family is than the people who are casting you in things. Maybe you get your foot in the door, but you still just have your foot in the door. There’s a lot of work that comes after that.’
Though confronting fame as an adult has been ‘a weird thing to navigate,’ she admitted: ‘It’s different experiencing it firsthand rather than by proxy. I guess it’s something that I’ve had to make my own way with.’