The Monty Python and Fawlty Towers star, who fought back tears as he wed Jennifer in Mustique, added:
“I knew from the first moment I met her that this could be something very serious.”
The ceremony was conducted by a Methodist minister on the island’s most exclusive villa and HELLO! Magazine was present to capture all its emotional glory in its edition on sale today.
Jennifer added of it: “We’re kindred spirits. When people see us together, they immediately get it.”
The wedding comes four years after Cleese’s acrimonious divorce from his third wife Alyce Faye Eischelberger which cost him a huge chunk of his fortunes.
John tells HELLO!, “I never felt there was anything wrong with the institution of marriage – the only thing wrong was my ability to chose the right person. I couldn’t imagine being with anyone other than Jenny now. And with my record, that’s a pretty remarkable thing to say.”
At 41-years-old she is 31 years younger than the 72 year old comedian but the age difference “never bothers us” Jennifer tells HELLO!.
For the full story see HELLO!, on sale from Monday.