‘Dirty Dancing’ star Jennifer Gray says Johnny Depp was ‘so handsome’ he was ‘inhuman’ when they got engaged in the late 1980s

  • Jennifer Gray told Drew Barrymore that in 1989 Johnny Depp was “so handsome” he was “inhuman”.
  • She was engaged to Depp for nine months in the late 80s.
  • She said she felt like God had thrust her into “a Johnny Depp soufflé”.

‘Dirty Dancing’ star Jennifer Gray opened up about her nine-month engagement to Johnny Depp on Thursday’s episode of ‘The Drew Barrymore Show.’

“You have to understand, Johnny Depp, 1989 Johnny Depp, so handsome, you’ve never seen a more handsome one…it’s almost inhuman,” Gray told host Drew Barrymore.

Gray also told Barrymore that she was engaged to Depp and Matthew Broderick at different times during the same month in 1988.

The ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ star dated Broderick first. The two were engaged, but a 1987 car accident in Ireland that killed two people and nearly killed him was too much for their relationship to handle and they broke up in 1988. In her memoir “Out of the Corner”, Gray explained that she met Depp through her agent and they got engaged about two weeks after their romance began.

“It was definitely a sign that there were issues on my part,” Gray told Barrymore of being engaged to two men in the same month. “I just thought it was God saving me from a bad situation and lovingly plunging me into a Johnny Depp soufflé.”

In an excerpt from her book seen by Insider, Gray shared an entry from a diary she kept shortly after meeting Depp.

“On August 12, I wrote in my diary: ‘I’m in love, I’m pretty sure this is the first time in my life…He’s kind, funny, smart, moral, caring, respectful'” , she wrote.

Johnny Depp and Jennifer Grey.

Johnny Depp and Jennifer Grey.

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She also shared that the two have a dog named Lulu. “He was our practice baby and someone to keep me company when Johnny was out of town,” she wrote in an excerpt from the book originally published by The Independent.

But according to Gray, the relationship was short-lived in part because of Depp’s behavior.

“He had started missing his flights back to Los Angeles after oversleeping or when he got home he would be mad with jealousy and paranoid about what I had done while he was away,” said she stated in the book. She admitted to breaking off the engagement via a note she left in her hotel room a day after she left for a meeting one morning and failed to return or try to contact her.

“Out of the Corner” is available now.

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