Jennifer Gray Says Johnny Depp Is ‘So Beautiful’ It’s ‘Inhuman’

Jennifer Gray Says Johnny Depp Is ‘So Beautiful’ It’s ‘Inhuman’

  • Jennifer Gray told Drew Barrymore that Johnny Depp was “so beautiful” in 1989 it was “inhuman.”
  • She was engaged to Depp for nine months in the late ’80s.
  • She said she felt like God put her in “a Johnny Depp souffle.”

Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Gray reflected on 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 beautiful, you’ve never seen anyone more beautiful… 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 that same month in 1988.

The ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ star first dated Broderick. 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, and they split in 1988. Her memoir, Out of the Corner, explained Gray revealed that she met Depp through her agent and they got engaged about two weeks into their romance.

“It was really a sign that trouble was afoot on my part,” Gray Barrymore said of the fact that she was engaged to two men in the same month. “I just thought it was God rescuing me from a bad situation and lovingly throwing me in a Johnny Depp souffle.”

In an excerpt from her book, viewed by Insider, Gray shared 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.

Johnny Depp and Jennifer Grey.

Johnny Depp and Jennifer Grey.

Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images

She also shared that the two had a dog named Lulu. “She was our exercise baby and someone who kept 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 to LA because he overslept, or when he came home he was crazy jealous and paranoid about what I was up to while he was gone,” she said in the book. She admitted breaking the engagement via a note she left in his hotel room the day after he went to a meeting one morning and never returned or tried to contact her.

Out of the Corner is available now.

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