“One-eyed” Johnny: What did the ruthless “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor’s mother look like?
From his childhood years through a difficult court battle with ex-wife Amber Heard, the famed Hollywood actor has always been in some kind of war for the ability to live with dignity. What was the mother of the “Gloomy Shadows” star, with whom he only recently reconciled, and why did she refer to her son as “one-eyed”?
The acknowledged artist’s acting abilities and box office success resulted in films such as “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” and many others.
Fans have long been aware of Johnny’s relationships with former girlfriends Kate Moss, Winona Ryder, Vanessa Paradis, the mother of his children Lily-Rose and Jack – the guy is still a major hit with ladies. However, most fans had no idea what the movie star’s mother, with whom he had a contentious relationship, looked like.
Johnny Depp’s mother’s name was Betty Sue Palmer. This lady was born on the outskirts of Kentucky in 1935. She couldn’t brag about her money, so she resided in a house with an annexed bathroom.
Betty Sue’s youngest kid was Johnny. He was named after his father, John Christopher Depp, but his parents divorced when he was just 15 years old.
Raising children became a “hot” topic during the divorce procedures of famous ex-spouses Johnny and Amber, and the actor’s purpose was to clear his name. In Hollywood, nothing is known about the “sensation’s” mother, but Depp’s case against Heard revealed something poignant: Christie, the actress’s sister, told People that their mother was sometimes the cruelest creature on the planet because she made up nasty nicknames for her, her brother, and sisters. Johnny was her “favorite” target – she called him “one-eyed.
According to The Lad Bible, during his $50 million defamation lawsuit, the artist admitted that he was blind in one eye and that he was constantly physically abused by his mother, detailing the behavior of Betty Sue Palmer, who frequently allowed herself to hurl abusive words to humiliate and hurt his feelings. Depp went on to say:
“The verbal abuse, the psychological abuse was almost as bad as the physical abuse.”
Johnny had conflicting thoughts for his mother. It was something on the verge of love and hatred. During Betty-burial Sue’s in 2016, the actor even labeled her the meanest person he had ever encountered, yet he continued to care for her and purchased her a ranch in Kentucky when he became successful. She was even present when Depp received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Johnny spent a lot of time in the hospital with his mother and even managed to make peace with her, ultimately realizing that her childhood was also full of pain, and she did her hardest to do everything for Johnny and his brothers.
Depp still credits his mother with motivating him to become an artist and supporting his musical passion by purchasing a guitar.