Amber Heard gushes about Johnny Depp: ‘He lights up a room’

Amber Heard's latest quotes do nothing to dispel those Johnny Depp romance rumours.

Johnny Depp, Amber HeardJohnny Depp and Amber Heard have been romantically linked. Copyright [WENN]

When Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis confirmed their 14-year relationship was over last week, the rumour mill went wild with stories about Johnny's alleged romance with Amber Heard.

The Rum Diary co-stars faced claims their relationship was more than just professional.

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And now Amber Heard's adding fuel to the fire by gushing about Johnny Depp.

Speaking about Johnny Depp, Amber Heard told the Sun: "He lights up a room."

She added: "He looks even better close up. Johnny is a wonderful, special person."

Amber Heard, girlfriend, Tasya Van ReeAmber Heard and girlfriend Tasya Van Ree in Los Angeles last month. Copyright [WENN]

The 26-year-old actress has apparently been visiting the 49-year-old newly single actor on the set of his new film, The Lone Ranger in New Mexico.

Johnny Depp is said to have hand-picked Amber Heard in 2009 to play his Rum Diary love interest.

When the film was released last year, Amber Heard said: "I auditioned four times and was told that Johnny would make the final choice. We've stayed friends, because that's the kind of man he is."

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Amber Heard was spotted on Johnny Depp's jet in Las Vegas during his Dark Shadows promotion, but there were also reports they were joined by Amber's photographer girlfriend Tasya van Ree.

Bisexual Amber Heard has said of her sexuality: "I love men. I go where my heart takes me. I'm like any girl — a sucker for romance."

It looks like Amber Heard is going to keep us guessing about her true feelings for Johnny Depp.