Johnny Depp’s Kids Cured His Depression Johnny Depp has spoken out about how his life felt ’empty’ before he had children.The 48 year-old ‘Dark Shadows’ actor has admitted that his life was incomplete until the birth of his first child with Vanessa Paradis.The ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ star has also spoken about his troubled childhood, which left him depressed.He said: “There is nothing on earth that could ever make me want to relive certain years of my life when I was young.”The screen star’s parents divorced when he was 15-years-old and he self-harmed as a way to cope with his problems. He continued: “You grow up a bit damaged or broken then you have some success but you don’t know how to feel good about the work you’re doing or the life you’re leading.”He explained that his offspring, Lily-Rose, 12 and Jack, 10, who he has with the 39-year-old singer, model and actress brought him back to appreciating life to the fullest.He added to The Sun: “You feel empty. I was angry and frustrated until I started my own family and my first child was born. Until then I didn’t really appreciate life the way I should have, but fortunately I woke up.”The actor says his astronomical career success is down to his “great friend” Tim Burton.“I owe him so much because he believed in me from the beginning. I would play any role in any film that he asked me to do purely out of gratitude,” he added.