It’s been a bumpy road for Robert Pattinson and Johnny Depp since they started dating in 2008, but in the end, it was all worth it. The couple became engaged in 2014 and are now married. They recently had their first baby together, a daughter named Lily-Rose. With their newborn baby girl in tow, they jetted off to Paris for the ceremony. Here’s a closer look at their stunning commitment to each other and their adorable wedding day together.
An Engagement That Started Something Extraordinary
The pair famously met on the set of the 2004 movie, “The English Patient,” and have been inseparable ever since. After filming wrapped, they reportedly stayed in contact through text messages. Depp then made a bid for fame in 2007 by playing the lead in the iconic “Pirate of the Caribbean” film series. He went on to appear in five more films in the series, winning an Academy Award for best supporting actor in 2011’s “The Artist.” It was during this time that rumors of a potential romance between the actor and singer started to spread. In 2008, the year they started dating, Pattinson appeared in a supporting role in the Johnny Depp film “Alice in Wonderland.” That same year, he also starred in the drama “Marquise,” which explores the romantic relationship between a female novelist and an artist. It was the beginning of a beautiful friendship and an equally enchanting romance.
A Wedding To Remember
The couple tied the knot after a lavish ceremony at London’s Westminster Abbey on Oct. 11, 2014. Bishop Michael Curry officiated over the wedding of the couple, who chose to walk down the aisle in matching wedding dresses. The gowns are by designer Christian Dior, and they both wore “I do’s” designed by Roberto Cavalli. The bride’s long dress was covered in organza and had a train. The groom’s suit was charcoal gray with a matching belt. After the ceremony, the newlyweds headed to an exhibition at the V&A on the themes of marriage and modern art. The art collection was on display and covered furniture, textiles, ceramics, and photographs. After the opening, the newlyweds headed to a nearby restaurant for their first dinner as a married couple. They were joined by their parents, Liz and Tim, and the celebrity attendees at the table included Emma Thompson, Michael Caine, and the legendary Liza Minnelli. Entertainment journalist Nancy Isalik described the meal as a “gastronomic extravaganza” and said it was a “feast to remember.”
A Beautiful Display Of Monochrome
The newlyweds kept the party going at their wedding reception, which took place at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The couple hired the British band, BTS, to perform at their reception, and the group paid homage to their cultural idols Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson by performing a medley of their signature songs. The couple danced all night and held each other during the ceremony. It was a touching moment for the guests who attended the wedding.
The Perfect Picture Of Love And Laughter
The newlywed couple’s first child, a daughter named Lily-Rose, was delivered by her gynaecologist on July 28, 2015. A few days later, on July 31, they shared the exciting news with their fans on Instagram. The proud parents posted a collage that featured the newborn with a rose and the phrase “I do” written across it. The snap also featured the child’s feet, which were painted in sparkly nail polish in the shape of a heart.
“She has such a vibrant personality,” Pattinson said of his daughter in an interview with The Guardian. “It’s just fun to watch her explore the world. She likes to sit in her stroller and just look at people. She’ll stare at anybody.” The proud papa later added that he and his wife try to spend as much time with their daughter as they can. “She’s such a social little munchkin,” he said. “We try to get out and about as much as we can. She definitely loves going to the park and getting her photo taken with pigeons.”
One of the most talked-about aspects of the newlyweds’ wedding is undoubtedly the matching rings the pair chose. The design is based on one of Depp’s favorite paintings from 1927 by Georges Braque, and it was created by the prestigious London jeweler and silversmith, Maurice Graff. The artist’s signature “bean” pattern is imprinted on the inside of the rings, and they are encrusted with edible precious stones like diamonds, ruby, and sapphire. The couple had the inscription “Marry Me” inscribed on one side and “Love Is Like A Winter’s Day” inscribed on the other. The rings were a big hit with the assembled guests, and Depp and Pattinson wore them for the rest of their wedding night and throughout their engagement.
A Royal Baby Shower
After six years of dating, the couple finally took the plunge and decided to be intimate with one another on Jan. 15, 2016. A source close to the couple tells Vanity Fair that they held a “babymoon” in the Maldives with just a few friends and family members. The celebration was a “royal baby shower” and was a chance for the Duchess of Cambridge to hang out with future Queen Elizabeth II. According to the insider, Kate Middleton wanted to “have a bit of a laugh” and “make the most” of the opportunity. The couple’s representatives have not confirmed or denied the existence of this babymoon.
A Royal Commotion
The news of Prince William’s engagement to Kate Middleton rocked the world in 2011, and not just because of Kate’s family name. The news that the Duke of Cambridge intended to wed a commoner raised eyebrows across the aristocracy. Some were concerned that the marriage might threaten future royal heirs. Others wondered what sort of role the commoner would play in the establishment of a new royal family.
Regardless of one’s opinions on the matter, the couple’s wedding on April 29, 2018 was a monumental event. The guest list included nearly every notable person in British and global society. The couple married at Westminster Abbey in front of a crowd that included the Queen and members of the royal family. Following the ceremony, the newlyweds danced with each other on a runway lined with flowers. Celebrities and media outlets alike praised the wedding and the new royal family that it heralded. After the ceremony, the newlyweds were driven to Buckingham Palace, where they held their first reception as a married couple. The guest list included many celebrities and members of the British royal family. The day was a celebration across the board, with even Prime Minister Theresa May sending congratulations.
The couple’s only child, a son named George, was born on July 21, 2018. He was christened at the Palace chapel in London just a few days later. The baby’s first grand tour was a visit to Scotland, where he was met with a sea of well-wishers. The proud parents have yet to release a statement about their newest member of the royal clan.
A Lovebird’s Nest
The proud parents of a set of South African parrots named Lovebird chose to name their new family members after characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Jack Sparrow was the model for the male Lovebird, named Woody, and the couple adopted a female parrot named Cara from Thailand. The birds are kept in a large cage and are a part of the family’s daily routine. It’s been said that the parrots have helped the couple bond with their adopted daughter, Matilda, who is also an avid animal lover. The family said they want to “spread joy” and “give everyone a smile” with their unique birds.