Winona and Johnny dated for around four years (Picture: WireImage)Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder were reportedly desperate to get married when they dated in the 90s but their fairytale dream was halted as the actress was ‘too young’.
The Hollywood stars famously dated between 1989 and 1993 after starring together in Edward Scissorhands.
It seemed Johnny, 55, and Winona, 47, were so in love that they wanted to make their relationship official by tying the knot.
And they reportedly tried to enlist their friend, Hairspray director John Waters, to marry them in a ceremony but he managed to talk them out of it.
John, 73, worked with Johnny on the 1990 movie Cry-Baby and was ordained as a minister solely to officiate Johnny and Winona’s wedding ceremony.
However, John didn’t think it was the best idea as Winona was aged 19 at the time and Johnny aged 27.
Recalling the situation in his new memoir Mr Know-It-All: the Tarnished of a Filth Elder, John writes: ‘Before we wrapped Depp’s lawyers did the paperwork to get me ordained as a minister in the Universal Life Church because (he and Ryder) wanted me to perform the marriage ceremony, but I gently talked them out of it because Winona was so young.’
John Waters claimed he was ordained to marry the couple (Picture: Getty Images)According to John, Winona’s parents were grateful that he managed to dissuade the couple from getting hitched and actually ‘thanked’ him.
In 2016, Winona spoke out about her relationship with Johnny to defend him against abuse allegations.
The way they were (Picture: WireImage)Johnny was accused of being physically and emotionally abusive to his ex-wife Amber Heard but Winona said she did not see this side of him during their former relationship.
In legal documents, the Stranger Things actress stated: ‘I can only speak from my own experience, which was wildly different than what is being said.
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‘He was never, never that way towards me. Never abusive at all towards me. I only know him as a really good, loving, caring guy who is very, very protective of the people that he loves.’
Elsewhere in his book, John claimed Johnny ‘hated being the Justin Bieber of his time and figured making a movie with me was a surefire way to haywire that image’.
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