“The Departed” star Jack Nicholson does his best for his five children. In his late 80s he keeps very close bond with his youngest “fabulous” blonde daughter and handsome son.

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Abandoned Daughter Breaks Silence in 2023
Thirty years after she was born, Nicholson’s son with Gourin, Tessa, broke her silence about being abandoned by her father emotionally. She revealed that she had flown out to see him several times when she was younger, but they were never close. She said they “never had a relationship.

Tessa confirmed that she and her father had met at her mother’s insistence, but it was clear to her that her father “wanted no part in [her] life.” She likened her interactions with her father to being on a date and knowing the other person wasn’t interested.

The young woman admitted that although it has taken her a while to understand why her father made the decision he did, she holds no resentment toward him. She also said she doesn’t hide the fact that Nicholson is her father.

She said that many people have absent fathers, and the suffering is not exclusive to her. However, she has come to be interested in her father in recent years and learned what she needed to know from watching YouTube videos.

Tessa acknowledged that she and her father shared some character traits, and she wished they could have shared their love for the arts. She then said:

“In the end, he’s a celebrity with whom I just happen to share DNA.”

While Tessa said she knows how talented her father is, it is frustrating to read about herself in the press because of the way she is referred to as if she is not Nicholson’s child, with words like “alleged.”

Tessa confirmed that being referred to as Nicholson’s “illegitimate” child was aggravating because she does not feel like she is something to be ashamed of. She is a legitimate child, as much as Nicholson’s other children.

She said that although her father had never publicly acknowledged that she was his biological child, she exists and is his child, whether he liked it or not. She said:

“I’ve grown up feeling like I have to apologize for existing, and it’s exhausting.”

Jack Nicholson during The 78th Annual Academy Awards - Red Carpet at Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States | Source: Getty Images

While there are things from her childhood and early adulthood that have hurt her in terms of her father, Tessa has forged ahead and made a beautiful life for herself.

Tessa’s Acting Talent and Beauty Amazes People
Tessa has grown up and built an artistic identity all her own while honoring the fact that her father is also creatively talented. While her primary creative outlet is acting, she is also a ceramicist.

She admitted that it is frustrating to be a celebrity child to Nicholson and not have the benefits that others receive. She acknowledged that Hollywood is built on connections, and her father not acknowledging her has made her career more challenging.

However, Tessa wants to make it clear that she is talented enough that she will land the roles she yearns for without the scandal of her birth playing a role in that. She is already well on her way to securing the roles she wants.

She has amassed a significant following on Instagram and followers have noticed how beautiful and talented she is. She once posted videos of herself on Instagram, and her followers immediately began complimenting her.

One follower said she had watched the videos repeatedly and Tessa should consider acting. Another said she hoped Tessa would become a “mega superstar.” One woman simply remarked how pretty Tessa was.

She received similar comments on a photo she posted. Followers said she was beautiful, and one even said she looked like a goddess and that he was in love. Many other similar comments flood her posts.