The pair, who have been together for over 10 years and have two children, eight-year-old Lily-Rose and six-year-old Jack, have always insisted they don’t feel the need to legalise their relationship, but French singer Vanessa is now keen to tie the knot.
A source close to the couple is quoted on website MSNBC as saying:
“Vanessa recently told Johnny that she would love to have a wedding. Johnny loves Vanessa very much, and he said if that’s what would make her happy, then he would marry her.”
Johnny, who recently said the couple were “for all intents and purposes married” – is planning to have the ceremony in Georgia to make it convenient for his family who live in Florida.
The source added:
“Lily-Rose and Jack are really excited about it. Actually – the whole family is excited. They’re going to send out invitations in a few weeks.”
Johnny has previously admitted he would be reluctant to tie the knot because he loves Vanessa’s surname.
“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. We’ll do it if the kids want us to, or maybe when the kids are old enough to enjoy it with us.”