(hollywood.com) - Winona Ryder was banned from marrying Johnny Depp by her father. The actress - who met the heartthrob actor on the set of 1990 film 'Edward Scissorhands' and was engaged to him for around three years - has revealed her dad Michael Horowitz forbid the pair from tying the knot because she was only 17 at the time.
In a joint interview with Vogue magazine, Horowitz recalled: "They were the hottest couple in the US at that time, like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are now. They were cool."
Ryder said: "But you stopped a wedding." To which Horowitz replied: "We loved Johnny but you were 17
Ryder, now 35, split from Depp in 1993.
During their relationship the 'Sweeney Todd' actor had a tattoo etched onto his arm which read "Winona Forever".
However, after their separation he had the body art changed to read "Wino Forever".
Ryder - who was arrested for shoplifting in 2001 - has since dated Soul Asylum frontman Dave Pirner and actor Matt Damon. Depp is now in a long-term relationship with French star Vanessa Paradis. The couple have two children together, five-year-old son John Jack and eight-year-old daughter Lily-Rose.