Johnny Depp and Amber Heard tie the knot in Los Angeles

After three years of dating, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were married in a small, private wedding ceremony at their home in Los Angeles on Tuesday (Feb. 3). The newlyweds still plan on having a bigger celebration for their friends and family at the actor’s private island in the Bahamas this weekend.

johnny-amber- Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have been dating for three years

Around 50 guests are expected for the party on Little Hall’s Pond Cay, a retreat that Johnny bought in 2004 for $3.6million. It’s the perfect place for a seaside wedding, given that it has six beaches.

“I don’t think I’d ever seen any place so pure and beautiful,” the screen heart-throb once said. “You can feel your pulse rate drop about 20 beats. It’s instant freedom.”

The ethereal 28-year-old actress has reportedly picked out a Stella McCartney dress for the special occasion.

The couple met on the set of The Rum Diary in 2011 and starting dating a year later when Johnny separated from French diva Vanessa Paradis, who is the mother of his two children Lily-Rose, 15, and Jack, 12. He proposed over the Christmas holidays in 2013, confirming the engagment in a typically eccentric fashion by wearing the diamond sparkler himself on his ring finger.

Speaking about his young love, Johnny, 51, said: “She’s a wonderful girl. She’s sharp as a tack. A southern belle and sweet as can be, and very good for me.”

johnny-amber2- The couple have been travelling the world together this year to promote Mortdecai

Amber seems to get on well with his children – she was seen bonding with Lily on a shopping trip in LA at one point.

The blonde beauty previously dated girlfriend Tasya van Ree for four years. Meanwhile, Johnny was with Vanessa for 14 years. When they split up the actor said there were “a couple of bumpy years” but he was proud of how their children coped.

His ex is now dating French pop star Benjamin Biolay. Having moved on herself, Vanessa has reportedly given Johnny and his bride her blessing.

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