Depp confirms Amber Heard engagement
The actor confirmed the news days after he was spotted wearing a woman’s engagement ring.
LOS ANGELES - Actor Johnny Depp is engaged to marry actress Amber Heard, who he calls "a Southern belle and sweet as can be and very good for me" in an interview with NBC's Today show to air on Friday.
The 50-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean actor confirmed the news days after he was spotted wearing a woman's engagement ring on his left index hand, which set off speculation that he was to wed Heard.
Heard, a 27-year-old Texas native, co-starred with Depp in 2011's The Rum Diary. The following year, Depp split from his long-time partner, the French actress Vanessa Paridis, with whom he has two children.
Depp, who is currently promoting his new sci-fi film Transcendence, also called Heard a wonderful girl. She's sharp as a tack, according to a Today transcript released on Thursday.
Depp's representatives did not respond to requests for comment.