Jennifer Grey, actress of “Dirty Dancing,” says Johnny Depp was more than easy on the eyes when she was engaged to him for nine months in the 1980s.
“You have to understand, Johnny Depp, 1989 Johnny Depp, so beautiful, you’ve never seen a more beautiful … it’s almost inhuman,” Grey told TV host Drew Barrymore on her show Thursday.
Grey also revealed to Barrymore that she was engaged to both Depp and Matthew Broderick in the same month of 1988. Grey met Depp through her agent after she and Broderick broke up, and they were engaged two weeks after they started dating.
“It was really a sign that there was trouble afoot on my part,” Grey told Barrymore about being engaged to two men in the same month. “I just thought it was God rescuing me from one bad situation and just lovingly plopping me into a Johnny Depp souffle.”
In her new memoir, “Out of the Corner,” Grey included an entry from a journal she kept shortly after meeting Depp.
“On August 12, I wrote in my journal, ‘I’m in love, pretty sure for the first time in my life … He’s kind, funny, smart, moral, thoughtful, respectful,’” she wrote.
The couple had a dog named Lulu. “She was our practice baby and someone to keep me company when Johnny was out of town,” she wrote.
But according to Grey, the relationship was short-lived in part because of Depp’s behavior.
“He’d started missing his flights home to LA having overslept or, when he did come home, he’d be crazy jealous and paranoid about what I’d been up to while he was gone,” she wrote.
As per Page six, she ended the engagement with a note she left in Depp’s hotel room one day after he left for a meeting and failed to return or contact her, according to the book.
Depp is currently embroiled in a vicious defamation suit against his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, who he sued in 2019 over a Washington Post op-ed she wrote about being a victim of sexual violence.
Though Heard did not mention Depp by name in her column, it was written after she obtained a restraining order against him in 2016 for alleged abuse. The allegations have been denied by the actor.