Amelia Warner says marriage to Farrell wasn’t legal

Updated: Dec 20, 2011, 17:37 PM IST

London: Singer cum songwriter Amelia Warner has insisted that her marriage to actor Colin Farrell on the beach was not legally binding.

The musician, who records under the pseudonym Slow Moving Millie, was reported to have married the Irishman in Tahiti in 2001 when she was just 19, but the couple split several months later.

However the 29-year-old is now adamant that it wasn’t a proper wedding.

“We didn’t actually get married - it’s not actually true. I think we’ve been too polite to deny it,” the Daily Express quoted her as telling the Sun.

“We had a ceremony on a beach in Tahiti that was by no means legal and we knew it wasn’t. It was just a thing we did on holiday. We went shark feeding and then we did that. We booked them both on the activities desk at the hotel.

“It really wasn’t this secret wedding that no one was invited to. It was lovely, it was silly, it was sweet but by no means was it a serious thing and I think my mum thought it was quite funny,” she said.

Warner also revealed that she was devastated when the relationship came to an end later that year.

“It was a very intense and passionate relationship. It was heartbreaking when it ended,” she added.