Hollywood star Keira Knightley buys French retreat

London: `Pirates Of The Caribbean` star Keira Knightley has become the new neighbour of Hollywood heartthrob Johhny Depp after she bought a wine estate in the Provence region of France.

The 25-year-old actress bought the secluded estate so that she can have private getaways with boyfriend, actor Rupert Friend, reported Daily Mail online.

The couple had been on a wine-tasting trip to the Champagne-Ardenne region of France when they bought the small estate in the region.

Knightley paid USD 3 million for the five-bedroom countryside retreat.

"The house is incredibly private, small and cosy and they intend to keep it that way. Keira started moving in right after she completed her purchase earlier this summer and she and Rupert have already entertained some of their friends," said a source close to the actress.

"Keira is getting tired of London, particularly the pollution and congestion, and, although it`s essential that she and Rupert both live in London for their acting work, Keira is insisting on spending as much time as possible in France. She says it is more relaxing than she`d ever imagined," added the source.

Knightley will be heading out on a worldwide tour to promote her new drama `Never Let Me Go` later this year.


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