‘Dirty Dancing’ star Jennifer Gray calls her past relationship with Johnny Depp ‘bonfire’: ‘It was a little hot’

Jennifer Gray and Johnny Depp.Cindy Ord/Getty Images; Rich Fury/Getty Images

  • Jennifer Gray told People that her relationship with Johnny Depp was “a bonfire.”

  • In her diary, Gray described Depp as “kind, funny, smart, moral, thoughtful, respectful.”

  • Depp’s representatives did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Gray has given a new interview in which she spoke about her past relationship with Johnny Depp.

“It was a little hot. It was a fucking fire,” she said. People magazine promoting her arrival memoirs “From around the corner”. “It was literally something like, ‘Are you fucking kidding me? Are you fucking kidding? I’ve never seen such a guy.”

Gray and Depp have been together for about a year after her engagement to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off co-star Matthew Broderick.

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In 1987, the year Dirty Dancing premiered, Broderick and Gray were involved in a car accident in Ireland that killed two people. New York Times.

“We were so young. Not a week goes by that I don’t think about it. That I don’t think about families. That I don’t think about Matthew,” she recently told the Times. “It’s just in me. It’s part of my topographic map, the landscape of my life.”

Their relationship could not survive the tragedy and Gray moved on to Depp, who was introduced to her by her agent.

“If in the summer of 1988 a mirage could be a person, then this mirage would be Johnny Depp.” she wrote in her memoirsMay 3rd release.

“And energetically, what it was like to be with him, it was like, ‘Oh, I totally, totally make up for the shit I just went through,'” she told People, apparently referring to Broderick’s car accident. .

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Depp at a promotion for Dead Ends in Belgrade, Serbia on October 19.Srdjan Stevanovic / Getty Images

In her book, Gray wrote that their relationship lasted two weeks when Depp asked her to marry him, and she agreed. She told people they were often “twinned” and wore “matching leather jackets”.

“August 12, I wrote in my diary: “I am in love, almost sure for the first time in my life … He is kind, cheerful, intelligent, moral, thoughtful, respectful,” Gray wrote in “From the corner.”

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Patrick Swayze and Gray in a scene from Dirty Dancing.Westron/Getty Images

Their relationship did not last long as Depp’s career grew. Gray said he became more frustrated as he became a more famous Hollywood heartthrob, which did not bode well for their relationship.

people reported that Gray broke up with Depp because of a note she left in his hotel room after she said he left for a meeting one day and didn’t come back. Their engagement lasted nine months.

Depp’s representatives did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

Gray later married actor Clark Gregg. They divorced in 2021 after 19 years.

Depp has had many high-profile relationships, including with Winona Ryder and Kate Moss. In recent days, he has been put on trial for defamation suit he was brought to trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard.

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