EXCLUSIVE: Johnny Depp ‘believes his daughter Lily-Rose is IN LOVE’ with her new girlfriend 070 Shake after model confided in him about the romance – and thinks it’s ‘super cool’ she’s fallen for a musician who has such ‘similar vibes’ to him
- Lily-Rose Depp, 23, was pictured sharing a steamy kiss with her new love at LAX
- She has been dating the rapper, whose name is Danielle Balbuena, since January
- The couple only went public this month – but father Johnny was already aware
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.
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.’
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’.