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Johnny Depp is engaged, he confirms to TODAY's Savannah Guthrie

April 3, 2014 at 4:11 PM ET

For the first time, Johnny Depp confirms to Savannah Guthrie that he definitely is engaged to wed actress Amber Heard. For the full interview, tune in to TODAY Friday morning. Update, 4/4/14: See the full interview here.

"She's a wonderful girl," Depp told Guthrie of Heard, who starred with him in the 2011 film "The Rum Diary." "She's sharp as a tack. A southern belle and sweet as can be, and very good for me."

Depp sat down with Savannah to talk about his new film and opened up about his engagement.
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Depp sat down with Savannah to talk about his new film and opened up about his engagement.

Depp made Guthrie work for the news, however, calling his diamond ring not an engagement ring, but "a chick's ring."

Johnny Depp showed his ring to TODAY's Savannah Guthrie.
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Johnny Depp showed his ring to TODAY's Savannah Guthrie.

But when she ventured, "I think you looked engaged," he snapped his fingers and accepted the host's congratulations.

Depp showed off his ring to Savannah.
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Depp showed off his ring to Savannah.

The actor's sparkling diamond ring drew press attention when he promoted his new movie "Transcendence" in China recently.

IMAGE: Depp wearing ring
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Johnny Depp, with a diamond ring on his left hand, attends a March promotional event for his new movie “Transcendence” in Beijing.

The film opens April 18. 

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