Hollywood heartthrob Johnny Depp is preparing to wed his longterm partner Vanessa Paradis in a secret ceremony in April (09), according to reports.
The Pirates of The Caribbean actor set online gossips into a spin last month (Dec08) after he was spotted shopping for an engagement ring in California.
The actor recently admitted there is only one detail holding him back from marrying the French beauty - her perfect name.
He explained, "It would be a shame to ruin her last name! It's so perfect - Vanessa Paradis. So beautiful. It would be such a drag to stick her with Paradis-Depp. It's like a flat note! But if she ever said, 'Hey, let's get hitched', I would do it in a second."
And it seems Paradis has given in to Depp's marriage desires - they are planning an intimate ceremony in the grounds of their sprawling French estate in the spring, according to MTV.com.
A source tells the website, "They're a very private couple. It's no surprise they'd want to celebrate at their home."
However, Paradis has frequently made it clear she isn't a fan of traditional nuptials - insisting she doesn't understand how getting wed could increase the couple's commitments to each other.
She told Britain's Elle magazine in October (08), "I love the romance of 'let's get married', but then, when you have it so perfect... I mean, I'm more married than anybody can be - we have two kids. Maybe one day, but it's something I can really do without."