After being known as a party boy for most of the '90s, Johnny Depp says that having kids finally helped him to get "clarity."
After he had his daughter Lily Rose 12 years ago, then his son Jack three years later, Johnny's outlook on life completely changed. He says:
"At a certain point in our youth we would put things into our bodies that were unfit to be put into a f***ing automobile. You know what I mean? You wouldn’t put that stuff in a bad car. Anyhow, at a certain point you’ve git to take apart the f***ing motor. Like you open the hood of a car and check over all the parts; all the bits and bobs that make it go. Eventually you have to examine yourself in that way.
It was having children that woke me up. To fall in love, to that degree, to fall in love with … these little angels. Who didn’t ask to arrive, but who arrived anyway. That was just huge for me. It was like the uplifting of a veil. There was something that it gave me, for the very first time in my life. Clarity."
Yikes. Sounds like Johnny's used his share of bad drugs and booze back in the day. Glad he was able to see straight and learn to show love through his family.
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