Actor Johnny Depp is reportedly headed for the altar once again, and is planning to wed partner Vanessa Paradis this summer.
The couple, who have been toying around with idea of settling down to wedded bliss for some time now, have reportedly been spurned by their daughter Lily’s illness.
The seven-year-old was hospitalised in London for nine days in March suffering from E coli food poisoning and her condition was touch and go. The illness shook her parents, who never left her bedside until doctors confirmed that she was out of danger.
A source revealed that Lily’s illness had made brought the family closer together, and that it had “spurred” the couple into action.
“Johnny and Vanessa have one of the strongest relationships in Hollywood but after their daughter was taken ill the family became an even closer-knit unit,” the Daily Mail quoted the source, as saying.
“They have talked about marriage on and off for a long time but the recent emotional roller-coaster they have had to endure seems to have spurred them into action,” the source added.
As for the type of ceremony that the couple, who has been together for eight years, is planning, well it seems that they are not in favour of a glitzy Hollywood type ceremony, but a discreet one in the south of France where they live.
Depp and Paradis will reportedly wed in the ancient chapel within the 50-acre grounds of their home in the tiny village of Plan de la Tour.
“We understand they will marry this summer. Villagers thought they would wed in the church here but we now hear that they have a little chapel in the grounds of their home,” the source said.
“It would make sense they would celebrate there because they don't like drawing attention to themselves. The whole reason they live here is because they like the quiet life,” the source further said.
The couple's two children, Lily-Rose and Jack, four, will attend along with just a clutch of friends.